My daughter Celine read about Hell, Michigan the other day and was dying to go there to see what it was like. The name tickled her and so I surprised the kids with a spur of the moment trip. It is not that far away(we got there in under and hour) and we’d finished our yard work so I thought it would be fun.
There isn’t really much to Hell so our visit was short. There is “Screams Ice Cream” , Hell Country Store and Spirits, The Dam Site Inn and a chapel in case you really want to go to hell by getting married. I am told that the food at the Dam Site Inn is delicious but we’d already eaten lunch by the time we went to Hell. You can also rent canoes.
We bought T-shirts and a snow globe to commemorate our trip. I was recognized by two people which caused my son Little B to quip: “They even know you in hell dad.” Hopefully that won’t be the case in my after life.
There were two weird happenings once we got to Hell. First my car would not shut off. That was strange and got me thinking the place might be haunted. And secondly we saw a wedding party take photos in Hell Creek. That guy married a pistol. Any woman that splashes in a creek in her wedding gown is OK by me. Other than that it was a non eventful stay. The fun stuff is actually outside of Hell.
Pinckney looks like it has a couple interesting restaurants and might be worth a trip to take your honey buns out for dinner. And we stopped for ice cream at Capt’n Freeze and I splurged and had the best strawberry short cake I’d had in a while.
Do not go out of your way. But if you have nothing to do and just want to say you’ve been there, then go to Hell.