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When do the Soo Locks Open?

Posted on March 16th, 2017
The calendar tells us that spring is ready to be sprung, but if you live in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula you know it’s still very much winter here. In the coming week, an annual rite of passage (literally!) will take place and Sault Ste. Marie is offering ringside seats. Come watch as the first freig… read more..
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Top 4 Places to Enjoy a Pizza when Visiting Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on March 8th, 2017
Our audience is way more passionate about Pasties than they are pizza, but we still had  183 comments on Facebook when we asked where’s the best place in the Soo to get a pizza. The responses spanned from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Chicago, Illinois with over 16 Eastern Upper Peninsula p… read more..
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Ketchup or Gravy: A Pasty Story

Posted on March 2nd, 2017
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..
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How do you say Sault Ste. Marie?

Posted on February 22nd, 2017
Sault, Soo, Sioux, or Sue… there are so many ways to spell Sault, but only one way to say  Soo-Saint-Mah-Ree. The spelling is wrong, but it’s the only way to convey the pronunciation of our fine city. Sault Ste. Marie was founded in 1668 by french missionary Father Jacques Ma… read more..
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5 Things You Might Not Know About the Mackinac Bridge

Posted on February 8th, 2017
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..
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Indoor Fun for All Ages in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on February 1st, 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..
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Secrets of Ice Fishing in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on January 25th, 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..
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Snowmobiler’s Dream in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan

Posted on January 11th, 2017
Every snowmobile adventure requires one very important element: snow! Averaging more than 120 inches annually, Sault Ste. Marie is a snowmobiler’s dream and the perfect hub from which to explore hundreds of miles of groomed trails across the Eastern Upper Peninsula and beyond. Trails c… read more..