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.

5 Things that you might not know about Tahquamenon Falls

July 3, 2018

Lots of people know of Tahquamenon Falls and tons have visited this attraction, but not… read more..

Fun for all at the Soo Ultimate Paddle Day in Sault Michigan

June 20, 2018

Thank you local paddling enthusiast Tom Pink for bringing us up to speed on the SUP Day event! The Chippread more..

3 Things You Can Only Do on Engineers Day (and So Much More!)

May 16, 2018

There are moments in life when a unique window of opportunity opens and only those who are prepared to c… read more..

Soo Locks Observation Deck

Finding Freighters in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

May 1, 2018

The Soo Locks Visitor Center (SLVC) opens for the season on May 13, 2018, and will be open… read more..