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3 Spring Hiking Trails for the Whole Family!

The grass is green, the birds are chirping, and the days are getting longer. All signs point to Springtime in Sault Ste. Marie! That also means that it is the perfect time to get out into nature and hike some trails. Here you will find hiking trails for all skill levels and the opportunity to experience being surrounded by pristine forests and bountiful wildlife. So, make sure to bring your camera and your sense of adventure and keep reading to learn more about three beautiful spots to hike solo or with the whole family in the Soo!

Tahquamenon Falls Wilderness Loop

For a new view of Tahquamenon State Park, head to the wilderness loop within the park and experience a 7-mile hike of primitive terrain through old-growth Hemlock trees and wildlife of all shapes and sizes. While you’re there, take the short trek to see the Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls!

Voyageur Island

Voyageur Island Boardwalk

For adventures by land and water, head over to Voyageur Island by kayak or paddleboard! The path will vary from the boardwalk to rustic walking trails, but that is the charm that makes the island so special. As you traverse the semi-wilderness take a moment to look more closely at the trail. You may see deer tracks or even moose tracks!

Monocle Lake Trail

Mission Point Outlook

Take a short 30-minute drive west of the Soo and check out the Monocle Lake Trail. This intermediate, 2-mile hike guides you along the shores of picturesque Monocle lake and through ancient woodlands where you are led up a bluff to reveal the scenic Mission Point Outlook. This breathtaking spot will provide you with a view of the lake and Whitefish Point just beyond.

So what are you waiting for? Throw on those hiking boots and head to the Soo! Tag all of your outdoor adventures in the Eastern Upper Peninsula with #ilovethesoo on your social media. We might even share it! For more Sault Ste. Marie fun, follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.