Aldo Leopold Festival

May 29 - June 2, 2024
Les Cheneaux Islands, Michigan

What is the Aldo Leopold Festival?

Les Cheneaux welcomes you to celebrate the legacy of Aldo Leopold — one of America’s most influential naturalists — during our festival, May 29th – June 2nd, 2024. Activities include paddling excursions, orchid and wildflower tours, birding trips, presentations, and many other nature-based activities. Experience the woods and water that formed Leopold’s early impressions of the natural world as we honor the mark he made on conservation and the environment.

Registration scheduled to open April 1, 2024.

About our Festival Posters

Local illustrator Katie Elbert has designed the annual poster for the Aldo Leopold Festival for the past 8 years. The 2023 poster captured many of the plants, animals, and bird that participants were likely to see during the festival. 

Festival posters are available for sale at the Hessel School House while supplies last. A limited supply of past festival posters are also available. 

A big thank you to our 2023 financial sponsors.

If your business or organization would like to support the 2024 Aldo Leopold Festival, please contact Hessel School House at (906) 484-1333 or

Thank you to our 2023 Aldo Leopold Festival Committee Members.


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