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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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Do you know these Haunted Locations in Sault Ste. Marie?

Posted on October 25th, 2017
With Sault Ste. Marie being 350 years old in 2018 you have to wonder if the oldest city in Michigan has any ghosts in town. According to the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society (UPPRS), the Soo has its fair share of ghosts in everyday establishments.  Soo Brewing Company/… read more..

Walking in a Winged Winter Wonderland in Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Posted on October 17th, 2017
Sault Ste. Marie is the premier winter birding destination in all of Michigan, and one of the best US winter birding locales east of the Mississippi. The fields, forest, and water around Sault Ste. Marie attracts a wide variety of winter specialties that can’t be found any further south. Th… read more..

Looking Back at the History of Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on October 11th, 2017
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.


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Fall is on its way in Sault Ste. Marie!

Posted on September 20th, 2017
Fall is having a slow start this year with the fluctuating temperatures and an almost procrastinating Mother Nature. We have some great fall colors from past years to inspire you to travel north and see the colors for yourself. Sault Ste. Marie residents have been capturing photos of the fall colors… read more..
Sault International Festival of Races

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

Posted on September 6th, 2017
I like the snow, spring takes forever, summer’s ok, but fall is my 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 “normally” s… read more..

A Young Adult’s Guide to Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on August 29th, 2017
Young adults love Sault Ste. Marie because there is so much to do within walking distance of the downtown. Seth Harris (26 years old) is here to tell you why the Soo is a great place for young folks looking to get away in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula! 

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