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St. Marys River Fishing Experience

Posted on May 24th, 2017
Thank you to guest blogger Dan Johnson for this fantastic fishing information.  The scenic St. Marys River offers something for nearly every fisherman in all months of the year, but the spring and summer months from May through August can be the best time to sample the multi-species fishery. A… read more..
Soo Locks Observation Deck

Finding Freighters in Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Posted on May 2nd, 2017
 Now that the Soo Locks Visitor Center (SLVC) is closed for the season, how do you know when there’s a boat approaching the Locks,? With the help of my secret cheat sheet and Marinetraffic.com, you’ll be finding boats like a pro!
The SLVC opens on Mother… read more..
Sault Ste. Marie Vacation Team

Your Sault Ste. Marie Vacation Team is Ready!

Posted on April 25th, 2017
Do you know the best place for a Pasty or which hotels are pet-friendly in Sault Ste. Marie? Maybe not, but this team does! The staff of the Sault Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has all the answers, or can find them, to help you plan your next trip to the Soo. Soo Locks Observation Deck Scouring the i… read more..
International Bridge Walk

International Bridge Walk June 24th, 2017

Posted on April 20th, 2017
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..
Sault Ste. Marie Hockey

7 Things You Might Not Know about Sault Ste. Marie Hockey

Posted on April 12th, 2017
Sault Ste. Marie has always been a hockey town! We sifted through over 100 pages of hockey history to narrow down to just seven facts. We know there are endless championships, players, and notable moments, but we did our best to pick the top seven facts about hockey history in Sault Ste. Marie. Here the… read more..

5 Notable People that Lived in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on April 5th, 2017
Sault Ste. Marie is rich in history and notable moments in time. You might not know this, but some very prominent people once lived in Sault Ste. Marie.  Jeff Blashill 1973-Present-   Born in Detroit Michigan but raised is Sault Ste. Marie Jeff Blashill was the son of a Lake Superior… read more..
Freighter at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie MI

5 Things You Might Not Know about the Soo Locks

Posted on March 28th, 2017
The 2017 Shipping Season is now underway and with the freighters running again we thought we would fill your head with some great facts about the Soo Locks.   1. The Soo Locks make their own electricity and sell the excess to the local power utility (they only use about 5% of what they make). There h… read more..
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Boat Girl Freighter Chaser in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on March 23rd, 2017
Several years ago our Facebook page “I Love Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan” stumbled across some great freighter photos taken by a young lady calling herself Boat Girl Freighter Chaser (Becky Barclay). We featured her Facebook page and we’ve been hungry for more of her photos ever… read more..

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..

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..