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10 Reasons to Visit Sault Ste. Marie, MI in 2019

Posted on December 18th, 2018

There are at least 1000 reasons to visit the Sault Ste. Marie area, but here are ten really great things you shouldn’t miss in 2019!

1 Be a part of History Friday, February 1st
Line up in the World’s Longest Snowmobile Parade as Sault Ste. Marie attempts to break a Guinness World Record! Details HERE

2 Explore Tahquamenon Falls 365 Days a Year!
The Tahquamenon Falls State Park is only an hour and twenty minutes from downtown Sault Ste. Marie with amazing stops along the way.  Fall is spectacular, but winter is truly amazing!

Photo by  Instagrammer @miejungparkyork

3 Enjoy a traditional Italian Meal in Sault Ste. Marie’s Little Italy!
Abbiocco Restaurant inside of the Christopher Columbus Hall serves up a meal to satisfy your taste buds. Full Menu here

4 One Full Day of History and Mystery
Walk across the walls of the Soo Locks during Engineers Day Friday, June 28, 2019. Also, don’t miss the Cloverland Hydroelectric building open to the public the same day! Do you know what’s behind those historic walls?

5 Check out The Little Gift Shop NEW on Portage Avenue!
Shop the locally owned stores for great items to take for all of your friends and family! Keep an eye out for more shops opening in the downtown Sault Ste. Marie during 2019.  Keep an eye out for all the shops opening in 2019 by following us on Facebook.

6 Be Here to See the First Freighter of the Season
March 25th at 12:01AM the first freighter of the new shipping season is allowed to pass through the Soo Locks gates! Be a part of the excitement with the other Freighter Enthusiasts on the observation deck.

7 Experience the Twin Saults from 210 feet in the Air
Visit the Tower of History for a panoramic view of both Soo Michigan and Soo Ontario. This stunning view is at its very best in the fall.

8 Enjoy a Soo Locks Boat Tour Beginning May 12, 2019
Take a two-hour boat tour on the St. Marys River and through the Soo Locks during your next visit to Sault Ste. Marie! This leisurely ride is narrated by a real person that would be happy to answer your questions about the area. Get your tickets here!

9 Run for the Boarder…Canadian Border
If you start training now you’ll be ready for the 7.1 mile run across the International Bridge during the Sault International Festival of Races September 28, 2019. No Passport required for this amazing view only the ability to run to the Canada border and back to downtown Sault Ste. Marie!
Sault International Festival of Races
10 Watch at least one of the 7,000 plus boats pass through the Soo Locks
The Soo Locks are amongst the busiest canals in the world and you can stand at the rail to watch it all happen 10 months of the year.

We only listed 10 things you can do when you visit; come to the Soo and discover the other 990 things when you get here! Be sure to share your photos of Sault Ste. Marie with us by using the hashtag #ILovetheSoo when you post to social media.