Les Cheneaux Islands

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Les Cheneaux Islands (French: “The Channels”) are a group of 36 small islands, some inhabited, along 12 miles of Lake Huron shoreline on the southeastern tip of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the United States. The name is French for “the Channels”, noting the many channels between the islands in the group. They are about 30 miles northeast of Mackinac Island and about 35 miles south of Sault Ste. Marie. The islands are a popular resort and boating and kayaking area. The nearby communities of Hessel and Cedarville on the mainland offer marinas, camping, lodging, restaurants, and shopping. The Les Chenaux Islands Antique Boat Show & Festival of the Arts has been held on the second Saturday of each August since 1976 in Hessel. It is the world’s largest antique wooden boat show.

Driving Directions

North on I 75 to Exit 359, Go 17 miles East on M134 to Hessel, go another 3 miles to Cedarville.

County: Mackinac

City/Township: Hessel, Cedarville

Town/Range/Section: T42N, R1W & R1E, S28, 30

Latitude/Longitude: 46.003142 / -84.426429; 45.995725/ -84.360475

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    45° 57′ 34″ N
  • Compass Longitude
    84° 19′ 29″ W
  • Numeric Latitude
    45.959444
  • Numeric Longitude
    -84.324722
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