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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..
Sault Ste. Marie, MI Downtown Ice Festival

Experience the Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Winter Ice Festival

Posted on January 17th, 2018
Bundle up and head for downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan’s 3rd Annual Winter Ice Festival January 26-27! Chainsaws, chisels, and blow torches are the tools of the trade for these award-winning ice sculptors. 
Spend a day or two wandering the downtown to see over 50 ice s… read more..
Ice Fishing in Sault Ste. Marie

Secrets of Ice Fishing in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on December 20th, 2017
Warm winters have curtailed many cold-weather pursuits in southern Michigan communities in recent years, but here in Sault Ste. Marie, we don’t have that problem. While the occasional warmer-than-normal winter causes ice to form a little later on area waterways, or sometimes delays snow cove… read more..

Light Up The Soo – A New Family Tradition in Sault Ste. Marie, MI!

Posted on December 12th, 2017
You’ve piled into 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 trave… read more..

Sault Ste. Marie Michigan’s 350th Anniversary

Posted on December 6th, 2017
Sault Ste. Marie will be celebrating its 350th Anniversary in 2018, and we want you to join the party! The festivities start December 31, 2017, with the Family Fun on New Year’s Eve outdoor event in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. Join us from noon-3pm for snowshoe racing, crafts, games, and of cour… read more..

Behind the Scenes Winter Work at the Soo Locks

Posted on November 29th, 2017
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. 2018 is not one of those years but we have rounded up some great photos from past years showing what happens.
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Dondee Lanes in Sault Ste. Marie

Indoor Fun for All Ages in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on November 21st, 2017
Winter in Sault Ste. Marie isn’t all sledding and fun. A few weeks out of the season it gets so cold even the locals don’t want to go outside. So what can you do in the Soo if you can’t play outside? Lots! When the windchill drops stay inside and climb the walls, literally! Scale the Lak… read more..

5 Reasons to Visit Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in the Winter

Posted on November 15th, 2017
Winter is on its way and it’s time to start planning a snowy adventure to the Upper Peninsula. Here are 5 reasons Sault Ste. Marie is your perfect starting point for winter fun!
  1. Make sure to bring your outdoor gear and make Sault Seal Recreation Area your first stop. Admission will
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