The Place Where Michigan was Born

“We say life here is about drinking in the atmosphere; of looking up at the sky to see that night sky with the stars and the beauty, or to walk a trail and to think of those a thousand years earlier who walked it before you. It is the center of the Great Lakes, and it always has been.” – Cecil Pavlat, a cultural affairs expert and a member of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians and lifelong resident of Sault Ste. Marie.

Sault Ste. Marie is celebrating its 350th anniversary in 2018 (1668-2018). Come visit us during this historic year-long celebration to commemorate our unique heritage, and to make your own memories of, “the Place Where Michigan was Born.”

We’re a diverse waterfront community, and we offer a wealth of things to see and do. Visit us for year-round recreational activities, historical sites, the world-famous Soo Locks, Tahquamenon Falls, spectacular lighthouses, and pristine natural environments.

Ice Fishing in Sault Ste. Marie

Secrets of Ice Fishing in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

December 5, 2018

Warm winters have curtailed many cold-weather pursuits in southern Michigan communities in recent… read more..

Behind the Scenes Winter Work at the Soo Locks

November 21, 2018

January 15th the last freighter will pass through the Soo Locks for the shipping season; then the real… read more..

8 Historical Sites in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

November 8, 2018

The city of Sault Ste. Marie was founded in 1668, but there were groups inhabiting the area for longer t… read more..

The Meaning of Sault Sainte Marie

October 17, 2018

What makes up a name? Many people rarely stop to think about the origins of names, whether they be the na… read more..