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.

International Bridge Walk

International Bridge Walk June 23rd, 2018

March 7, 2018

Any view of the Soo Locks is great, but the aerial view from the International Bridge is t… read more..

Ketchup or Gravy: A Pasty Story

February 21, 2018

Few things are debated more in the Upper Peninsula (UP)  than what to eat on your Pasty, bu… read more..

What is a Yooper?

February 7, 2018

We wanted to know exactly what makes a Yooper so we asked our Facebook followers to share their thought… read more..

Sault Ste. Marie, MI Downtown Ice Festival

Experience the Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Winter Ice Festival

January 17, 2018

Bundle up and head for downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan’s 3rd Annual Winter Ice Festread more..