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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..

3 Things You Can Only Do on Engineers Day (and So Much More!)

Posted on May 16th, 2018
There are moments in life when a unique window of opportunity opens and only those who are prepared to climb through that window enjoy an incredible payoff.
We’re talking about things that come around only once a year. Either clear your calendar and seize the day, or pine away and wish for a second ch… read more..
Soo Locks Observation Deck

Finding Freighters in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on May 1st, 2018
The Soo Locks Visitor Center (SLVC) opens for the season on May 13, 2018, and will be open for our enjoyment from 9 am-9 pm until mid-October. You can call the SLVC hotline at 906-253-9290 for an estimated freighter schedule for boats that are three hours out from the Soo Locks, but what if… read more..
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Posted on April 4th, 2018
At the tip of Whitefish Point sits a must-see attraction that you might have missed. Twenty minutes north of the turnoff for Tahquamenon Falls State Park is the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and one of the best views of Lake Superior.
You could easily spend an afternoon exploring the man… read more..

5 Things You Might Not Know About the Mackinac Bridge

Posted on March 21st, 2018
The Mackinac Bridge or “Mighty Mac” had been a dream since the 1880’s to replace the ferry system that spanned the Straits of Mackinac, which connects Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Here are five interesting facts that you may not have known about the “Gateway to the North.… read more..
International Bridge Walk

International Bridge Walk June 23rd, 2018

Posted on March 7th, 2018
Any view of the Soo Locks is great, but the aerial view from the International Bridge is the best! The amazing opportunity to cross the bridge on foot is only available twice a year: a walk in the spring and a Half-Marathon/Bridge Run in the fall.  The International Bridge Wa… read more..

Ketchup or Gravy: A Pasty Story

Posted on February 21st, 2018
Few things are debated more in the Upper Peninsula (UP)  than what to eat on your Pasty, but we should talk about what a Pasty is before we get to the all-important question. Chopped meat, potatoes and/or rutabaga, carrots, and onions are the essentials of a Pasty. The ingredients are mix… read more..

What is a Yooper?

Posted on February 7th, 2018
We wanted to know exactly what makes a Yooper so we asked our Facebook followers to share their thoughts with us. To our amazement, over one hundred people answered! Here are a few of the responses. Jeannie O. said it best in what could almost be a Yooper poem. “A Yooper is a person who is native to the Up… read more..