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The Meaning of Sault Sainte Marie

Posted on October 17th, 2018
What makes up a name? Many people rarely stop to think about the origins of names, whether they be the name of a street, a company, an animal, or a city. Sault Sainte Marie, one of the most unique names you’ll find in Michigan, has probably left you stumped a time or two. We are here to help you solve this m… read more..

On a Mission for Great Fall Color in the Upper Peninsula!

Posted on October 2nd, 2018
We like the snow in the winter, spring takes forever, summer’s ok, but fall is our favorite season! Once you get north of the Mackinac Bridge, you really can’t go wrong in creating your own fall color tour, but timing is everything! If Mother Nature cooperates, we “normall… read more..
Oktoberfest Sault Ste. Marie Michigan

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry at Oktoberfest in Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Posted on September 18th, 2018
Do you know what question we get asked most often regarding Sault Ste. Marie’s Oktoberfest? Why is it held in SEPTEMBER if it’s called Oktoberfest? To answer that question, here’s a little history about why our Oktoberfest is held in September. Since 1810, the fall festival of Oktoberfe… read more..

Looking Back at the History of Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on September 5th, 2018
Sault Ste. Marie is the oldest city in Michigan and one of the oldest cities in the United States. Let us take a quick trip back in time to learn a little more about this historic place. Many thanks to Bernie Arbic and his book City of the Rapids for collecting and sharing our history. Also thread more..
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Finding Fall Foliage in the Sault Ste. Marie Area

Posted on August 17th, 2018
The cool weather is finally here and fall colors will soon start popping! *All of these photos are from past years.* Once you’ve crossed the Mackinac Bridge, you really can’t go wrong for fall color. If you’ll hear us out, we have a few suggestions on the prime… read more..
Michigan Paranormal Convention

Michigan Paranormal Convention in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on August 14th, 2018
Did you know the largest paranormal convention in the Midwest is held right here in Michigan’s oldest city?  Join the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society (U.P.P.R.S.) and The Sault Events for the 9th Annual Michigan Paranormal Convention (MIPARACON)!  Over 40 parano… read more..
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Best Motorcycle Ride West of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on August 1st, 2018
Please welcome guest blogger John Naccarato! John is an avid motorcycle rider and has provided us with some of the best riding in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula (U.P.).
If you’re passionate about great rides and you haven’t ridden the Upper Peninsula yet, I persona… read more..
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10 Ways to Celebrate the 350th Anniversary of Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Posted on July 18th, 2018
There are tons of ways to celebrate the 350th Anniversary of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Here’s a list of ten quintessential activities that define an authentic experience in the Soo. Whether this is your first or 350th visit to the Soo, we hope you choose to celebrate this monumental celebra… read more..

5 Things that you might not know about Tahquamenon Falls

Posted on July 3rd, 2018
Lots of people know of Tahquamenon Falls and tons have visited this attraction, but not all know how to pronounce the name of the majestic falls. Tuh-KWAHM’-in-uhn Falls is how they are widely pronounced. Aside from the pronunciation, here are five things you mig… read more..

Fun for all at the Soo Ultimate Paddle Day in Sault Michigan

Posted on June 20th, 2018
Thank you local paddling enthusiast Tom Pink for bringing us up to speed on the SUP Day event! The Chippewa County Community Foundation (CCCF) invites paddlers from throughout the Midwest to float into Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. on Saturday, August 18 for its second annual Soo Ultimate Paddle Day (SUP… read more..