Visiting Chassell

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Chassell is a welcoming, beautiful community in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Along U.S. 41 in downtown Chassell, flower beds maintained by community members decorate the sidewalks.  The township has many charming elements from the Post Office built from Jacobsville Sandstone, the grotto owned by the St. Anne Catholic Church, and the community gazebo built by students at Chassell school.

Beautiful hiking and biking trails runs beside the lake and in quiet wooded areas.  IP1080236-960x782n the winter months these trails are state maintained snowmobile trails.  The trail runs through Chassell and Centennial Park then continues up the peninsula to Houghton.

There are numerous small businesses in Chassell.  Shops of interest include Electric Brewing Supply, Mageia Minerals, and Sew Crazy.  Places to eat include Treats in downtown Chassell, and the Iron Horse located south of Chassell on U.S. 41.  For visitors interested staying in Chassell there are cabins on the lake and the Hamar House B&B.  More Chassell businesses, places to eat and stay are listed on the Chassell Services/ Businesses page.

The Chassell Heritage Center houses a museum.  Noteworthy exhibits include Finnish Families, Chassell Township Timeline, and The Friends of Fashion.  In the summer months the Heritage Center runs musical programs and events.

P1080239-960x479In July Chassell hosts the Strawberry Festival.  Many of the main events take place in Centennial Park.  During the festival the township sells Strawberry Shortcake and a Fish Boil takes place in the pavilion. A craft show runs over the three days of the festival and features local crafters.  The Friday of Strawberry Festival is the Strawberry Queen competition.  On Saturday morning a parade runs along the main road of downtown Chassell.

 

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