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Top 3 Winter Events to Experience in the Soo

Posted on December 28th, 2016
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan knows how to have a good time when the temperature drops to freezing! Here are three winter events you should visit Sault Ste. Marie to experience first hand. 1. Downtown Winter Ice Festival is two days of ice carvings and free fun for everyone! The last… read more..

Behind the Scenes Winter Work at the Soo Locks

Posted on December 21st, 2016
Around January 15th the last freighter passes through the Soo Locks for the shipping season; then the real work begins! Every five years the locks have to be dewatered and inspected. 2017 is not one of those years but we have rounded up some great  photos from past years showing what happe… read more..

11 Gift Ideas Made in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Posted on December 14th, 2016
Need ideas for the perfect gift? Look no further than Sault Ste. Marie! Unique and locally made these gifts will be perfect for any occasion.
With over a hundred artists and thousands of handcrafted items, you could do years worth of gift giving all at Island Books & Crafts.
-Warm mittens made fro… read more..

4 Things to do at the Ice Arenas in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on December 7th, 2016
With five ice rinks for 14,500 residence, Sault Ste Marie is the place to be for skating! Here are four things you can do at the ice arena to help whittle away the winter. Take in a Hockey Game! With so much ice in the Soo there’s always a chance for you to catch a game. Check out the game schedules… read more..

Light up the Soo Holiday Style in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on November 30th, 2016
You’ve piled in the car and drove around looking at decorated homes, but now see them from 210 feet in the air! We invite you to start a new holiday tradition this year in Sault Ste. Marie with Light up the Soo.
The Tower of History opens for this special two-week event allowing visitors to travel t… read more..

5 Good Reads about Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on November 23rd, 2016
I’ve written almost a full year of blogs and it recently dawned on me that I have a treasure trove of stories written by others you might enjoy. Here are five good reads from others who have visited Sault Ste. Marie. “12 Facts about the Soo Locks for Trolls and other Novices” is a read more..

Sault Ste. Marie’s “BAR”muda Triangle Highlights

Posted on November 15th, 2016
Thanksgiving is just a week away; are you ready? Friends and family will be inhabiting your home to crash on your couch and eat your turkey; are you ready for that? Wednesday night ,before the holidays gets into full swing, you should explore the BARmuda Triangle!
Everyone and their brother is out on t… read more..

Twice the Halloween in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan

Posted on October 19th, 2016
What’s better than Halloween as a child? TWO Halloweens! In Sault Ste. Marie Michigan children get to reap the harvest of Downtown Trick-or-Treating the Friday before Halloween, October 28 from 5-7pm, and then all of the Soo participates in October 31 door to door trick or treating.
This f… read more..

Zombie’s Dominate the Soo One Night for Autism

Posted on October 5th, 2016
The Zombie Walk, Friday October 28, is in its 5th year of raising funds for Sault Ste. Marie’s local Autism chapter of Corner Pieces. This creepy event is exactly what it sounds like, participants (family friendly) show up at the corner of Ashmun and Portage dressed in varying degrees o… read more..