Your Hessel Michigan Vacation

Your Hessel Michigan Vacation


Hessel Michigan is the place to visit if you truly want to get away from typical vacation spots with lots of hotel and restaurant choices. It’s amazing how people living in the “Tip of the Mitt” (upper lower Michigan) will tell you that their dream northern Michigan spot is Hessel!

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Hessel is on the eastern side of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It’s one of the two main villages in the beautiful
Les Cheneaux Islands.
It’s north of
Mackinaw City
on the shores of Lake Huron just north of
Mackinac Island.
The land and scenery is rugged, raw and isolated. If you are looking for peace and quiet plus a chance to fish, kayak, swim, sail or cruise on a wooden boat then Hessel Michigan is your perfect Michigan vacation destination. It’s PURE Michigan to the max!

Many residents must boat from Hessel’s pier to get to their summer vacation homes. There are no ferries transporting people to the many islands near Hessel.

Plan your Hessel vacation in early August that way you won’t miss their famous Antique Wooden Boat Show. It’s a delight! Even non-boaters love it!


It is the first village on 134 off of I-75 in the Upper Peninsula. It has direct access to the renowned Les Cheneaux Islands. In fact,

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The Nature Conservancy
believes this area in and around Hessel, Michigan which comprises the 36 island archipelago call Les Cehneaux Islands are the last great geographical land mass in the Western Hemisphere due to its pristine water and land environment.

There are several
in Northern Michigan, including one in Hessel.

Insider Tip: Do you love to kayak or want to give it a try? Well,
Hessel Michigan is home to Woods & Water Ecotours.
They are the best and safest guides in the area. If you aren’t experienced in kayaking you must take in consideration that northern Michigan waters in the Upper Peninsula are cold even in the summer months. Plus weather conditions are ever changing in the Les Cheneaux Islands.

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