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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..
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..
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..