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.

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.

mi beer month

Celebrate July as Michigan Craft Beer Month in Sault Ste. Marie

July 19, 2019

It’s time to celebrate! July is Michigan Craft Beer Month in the Mitten State thanks to a bill recent… read more..

Ashmun Alive

Ashmun Street is Alive! every Thursday night in Sault Ste. Marie this summer

July 18, 2019

Just getting off the clock and feeling that shopping itch? Then Downtown Sault Ste. Marie has you cove… read more..


Soo Ultimate Paddle Day launches Aug. 17 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

July 15, 2019

If you love kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and canoeing, this is the ultimate day for you. It is th… read more..

NPAA Future Anglers

“Future Angler” clinic coming to Sault Ste. Marie National Walleye Tour

July 11, 2019

Kids will get their chance to soak in a fishing 101 class on the final day of the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela… read more..