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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..
Ice Fishing in Sault Ste. Marie

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..
Sault Ste. Marie, MI Downtown Ice Festival

Experience the Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Winter Ice Festival

Posted on January 4th, 2017
Bundle up and head for downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan’s 2nd Annual Winter Ice Festival January 27-28! Chainsaws, chisels, and blow torches are the tools of the trade for these award-winning ice sculptures. 
Spend a day or two wandering the downtown to see over 40 ice… read more..
Sault Ste. Marie Winter Fun

Top 3 Winter Events to Experience in the Soo

Posted on December 28th, 2016
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan knows how to have a good time when the temperature drops to freezing! Here are three winter events you should visit Sault Ste. Marie to experience first hand. 1. Downtown Winter Ice Festival is two days of ice carvings and free fun for everyone! The last… read more..
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Behind the Scenes Winter Work at the Soo Locks

Posted on December 21st, 2016
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. 2017 is not one of those years but we have rounded up some great  photos from past years showing what happe… read more..