<![CDATA[[caption id="attachment_186" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="This way to Hell"][/caption] 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) [caption id="attachment_191" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Howell Rd. to Hell"][/caption] 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…. [caption id="attachment_189" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="Hell Weather Bureau"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_188" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="Welcome to Hell"][/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_190" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="Hell Post Office"][/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_187" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="Blaze Bench"][/caption] 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!!