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3 Things to Look Forward to this Summer in Sault Ste. Marie

Spring is here which means summer is right around the corner! We know you are probably restless at home and ready to enjoy the warm summer weather, so we have compiled a list of three things to look forward to this summer in Sault Ste. Marie.

Explore Downtown Sault Ste. Marie


Downtown Sault Ste. Marie has so much to offer during the summer. Between the Soo Locks Park, shopping and dining experiences, there is plenty of fun to be had.

Explore the Soo Locks Park and get a close-up view of the freighters passing through the locks on the observation deck! Be sure to stop by the Visitor Center to learn about the history of the Soo Locks and check to see what boats will be passing through that day. When you’re done in the Soo Locks Park take a stroll down Portage Avenue to enjoy a meal at one of the many wonderful restaurants downtown. But no meal is complete without dessert! Be sure to grab an ice cream cone and explore all the unique shops downtown. You never know what treasure you may find!

Visit the beach


Relaxing at the beach is one of the best ways to spend warm summer days. You are never too far away from the beach while in Michigan, so grab your suit and head to one of the many beaches in the Sault Ste. Marie area.

Sherman Park is among the many beaches in our area and is less than 10 minutes from downtown Sault Ste. Marie! Enjoy a game of beach volleyball, take a swim in the waters of the St. Marys River or lay in the sand and watch freighters sail by. There is plenty to do for all ages at Sherman Park!

Paddle Adventures


Whether you prefer kayaking, canoeing or standup paddleboarding, Sault Ste. Marie has many wonderful paddling opportunities. The St. Marys River is a great place to explore while you paddle. You may even get up close and personal with the passing freighters.

Voyageur Island Park is one destination you don’t want to miss on your paddling adventure. A 30-minute paddle from Rotary Park on the St. Marys River will get you to this wonderful island that is ready to be explored. Paddling docks make entering and exiting the water a breeze, so you can truly enjoy your excursion. But if you don’t have the gear, the local outfitter has all you need available to rent, so you won’t miss out on the fun!

We are just as excited as you are to get out of the house, but we will just have to wait a little while longer. While we wait, share your photographs of what you are looking forward to most this summer with #ilovethesoo on your social media. We might even share it! For more Sault Ste. Marie fun, follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.

This blog was written by guest blogger Hope Anderson.