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.

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Haunted, haunting, haunts: a look into Sault Ste. Marie’s paranormal history

August 20, 2019

With over 350 years of history as a European establishment, and more than 10,000 years as a Native Amer… read more..

Rotary Park Paddle Adventures in Sault Ste. Marie

August 14, 2019

The scene is set, the paddle is in the water, and you are floating effortlessly. This is not a dream, thi… read more..

Sublime Summertime Birding in Sault Ste Marie

August 9, 2019

While many birders love the frenzy of bird migration activity in spring and fall, there is a unique oppread more..

Clyde’s or the West Pier? Two Soo classics to pick from

August 6, 2019

Ketchup or gravy on a pasty? Pan-fried or deep-fried Whitefish? A hamburger from Clyde’s Drive-Inread more..