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The Place Where Michigan was Born

“We say life here is about drinking in the atmosphere; of looking up at the sky to see that night sky with the stars and the beauty, or to walk a trail and to think of those a thousand years earlier who walked it before you. It is the center of the Great Lakes, and it always has been.” – Cecil Pavlat, a cultural affairs expert and a member of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians and lifelong resident of Sault Ste. Marie.

Sault Ste. Marie is celebrating its 350th anniversary in 2018 (1668-2018). Come visit us during this historic year-long celebration to commemorate our unique heritage, and to make your own memories of, “the Place Where Michigan was Born.”

We’re a diverse waterfront community, and we offer a wealth of things to see and do. Visit us for year-round recreational activities, historical sites, the world-famous Soo Locks, Tahquamenon Falls, spectacular lighthouses, and pristine natural environments.

Light Up The Soo – A New Family Tradition in Sault Ste. Marie, MI!

December 12, 2017

You’ve piled into the car and drove around looking at decorated homes, but now see them from 210… read more..

Sault Ste. Marie Michigan’s 350th Anniversary

December 6, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie will be celebrating its 350th Anniversary in 2018, and we want you to join the party! T… read more..

Behind the Scenes Winter Work at the Soo Locks

November 29, 2017

Around January 15th the last freighter passes through the Soo Locks for the shipping season; t… read more..

Dondee Lanes in Sault Ste. Marie

Indoor Fun for All Ages in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

November 21, 2017

Winter in Sault Ste. Marie isn’t all sledding and fun. A few weeks out of the season it gets so col… read more..