The 51.9 square miles that make up Chassell are home to 1822 residents (2000 Census). In downtown Chassell, community members can be seen watering bright flower beds along the sidewalks. Walking around our little town, you might notice the local Post Office built from Jacobsville Sandstone, the grotto owned by the St. Anne Catholic Church, and the community gazebo built by local students.
Explore the UP with our hiking and mountain biking trails, in quiet wooded areas and along the serene lake. Our trails cross through Centennial Park, and reaches all the way up to Houghton! Come back in the winter to ride through the same trails, which double as state-maintained snowmobile trails.
After hitting the trails or enjoying the park, explore our downtown area! Some of our favorite places to go are Electric Brewing Supply, Gitche Gumee Outfitters, and Sew Crazy. Pick up some tasty treats downtown at Lacy’s Curbside Bistro! For a quiet and relaxing over-night visit, rent a cabin on the lake. More Chassell businesses are listed on the Chassell Businesses page.
Don’t forget to visit the museum in Chassell Heritage Center and Historical Society. Observe exhibits like “Finnish Families”, “Chassell Township Timeline”, and “The Friends of Fashion”. In the summer months the Heritage Center runs musical programs and events.
Don’t miss Chassell in July, when we host our annual Strawberry Festival in Centennial Park! During the two-day festival, the township sells scrumptious strawberry shortcake, and later, you can attend the Fish Boil in the pavilion. Our local “crafters” are featured at a craft show, which runs all two days of the festival. Friday of Strawberry Festival features the Strawberry Queen competition. The next morning, our crowned queen is featured in the parade.