As Little Traverse Conservancy’s first assist project in the Les Cheneaux area, since 1994, this township park has offered free parking, a place to carry kayaks and canoes to the water, a swimming beach, and public restrooms. An excellent access point for paddlers who are headed out to Little Traverse Conservancy’s Marquette Island preserves. The beach is also located just down the street from the Hessel public marina and the Les Cheneaux Culinary School.
From the corner of M-134, S. Pickford Ave, and 3 Mile Rd, go south into downtown Hessel about two blocks until the street ends at the public marina. Turn right onto Lake Street and go about 600 feet. The Township beach has street-level parking on the left.