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.

5 Things You Might Not Know About the Mackinac Bridge

March 20, 2019

The Mackinac Bridge or “Mighty Mac” had been a dream since the 1880s to replace the ferry… read more..

Ketchup or Gravy: A Pasty Story

February 22, 2019

Few things are debated more in the Upper Peninsula (UP)  than what to eat on your Pasty, bu… read more..

International Bridge Walk June 29th, 2019

February 20, 2019

Any view of the Soo Locks is great, but the aerial view from the International Bridge is t… read more..

What is a Yooper?

February 5, 2019

We wanted to know exactly what makes a Yooper so we asked our Facebook followers to share their thought… read more..