Yes, I have been to Hell and lived to tell about it

This way to Hell

Back in late May 2008 I was on a return trip home from Ontario via Michigan.  I made my way through Central Michigan.  As I had been told to “go to Hell” a few times, I decided I would finally go to Hell…in Michigan (see entire trip report)

Howell Rd. to Hell

Hell, Michigan is actually not a real town.  It is a “tourist trap” in the midst of the Pinckney Recreation Area, about five miles north of Pinckney, MI.  It is, honestly, quite a scenic drive. To get there from the town of Pinckney you need to take south Howell Rd. (no joke…you get to Hell via Howell Rd. — Hell is in the name of the road).

 

 

The village of Hell has made a great effort to make sure you know you were in Hell.  Here are a couple of pictures….

Hell Weather Bureau
Welcome to Hell

The actual post office is not in Hell, but in Pinckney, though they have a “branch” in Hell that will stamp an additional “Hell Post Mark” on it though Pinckney will also be added to it.

Hell Post Office

They have some unique souvenirs in the two shops, and a unique ice cream shop (Scream’s Ice Cream) and even have a “Mayor”.  I liked the bench.  Note that I sat on the “Hell Flames Bench” while wearing my Utah Blaze hat.

Blaze Bench

If you ever get to Central Michigan, you should definitely go to Hell.  If anything else, it will be fun for all.  Send a burnt post card from Hell and have some Ice Cream at Scream’s!!


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Hell, Michigan

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Sumoflam

Travelographer Extraordinaire. I Enjoy the Ride by traveling and seeing the world around me. We are so busy speeding down the freeways of life that we miss out on the back roads and all the wonderful little stories that every place offers. So, I try to take the less beaten paths and see the real world. I have visited all 50 United States and many provinces in Canada, nearly all prefectures in Japan as well as Seaul, Korea, Shanghai and Suzhou, China and Cenu, Philippines. Also been to Mexico. Father of five, grandfather of 10 and happily married to my sweetheart for nearly 38 years. Fluent in Japanese. Happy and well traveled. See details at http://www.sumoflam.biz/SumoflamBio.htm

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