The fifth annual Aldo Leopold Festival is scheduled for May 30 through June 2, 2019. The Avery Arts and Nature Center in Hessel will be the home base for this event. Presentations of wild flowers, birding, dragonflies and more will compliment nature preserve hikes, migratory bird observations and exploring the wildflowers of the area. The final schedule may be ready as early as January 2019. This unique Festival is aimed to highlight the natural beauty of the Les Cheneaux area, part of which inspired Aldo Leopold to write his essays and book, Sand County Almanac, on land ethics and preserving our wilderness areas which helped shape the modern conservation movement in America. Leopold spent many youthful summers at his family's cottage on Marquette Island and his father served as president of the Les Cheneaux Club from 1909 to 1911. We now have a Kayak Dock located at the Park available for the Kayakers!