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.

Looking Back at the History of Sault Ste. Marie

October 11, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie is the oldest city in Michigan and one of the oldest cities in the United States. Let us read more..

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

October 4, 2017

At the tip of Whitefish Point sits a must-see attraction that you might have missed. Twenty minutes no… read more..

Curly Lewis Highway

Finding Fall Foliage in the Sault Ste. Marie Area

September 27, 2017

The cool weather is finally here and fall colors will soon start popping! All of these photos ar… read more..

Fall is on its way in Sault Ste. Marie!

September 20, 2017

Fall is having a slow start this year with the fluctuating temperatures and an almost procrastinatin… read more..