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Walking in a Winged Winter Wonderland in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on February 27th, 2020
Sault Ste. Marie is the premier winter birding destination in all of Michigan, and one of the best American winter birding locales east of the Mississippi. The fields, forest, and water around Sault Ste. Marie attracts a wide variety of winter specialties that can’t be found any further so… read more..
ice fishing

Secrets of Ice Fishing in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on December 3rd, 2019
Warm winters have curtailed many cold-weather pursuits in southern Michigan communities in recent years but in Sault Ste. Marie, we don’t have that problem. While the occasional warmer-than-normal winter causes ice to form a little later on area waterways, or sometimes delays snow cover, you… read more..

Lake Superior’s history on display at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Posted on October 23rd, 2019
Lake Superior is known for its unimaginable amount of fresh water, beautiful coast line spanning across three states and a Canadian province, and a wicked temper only rivaled by the lake’s own vast expanse. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum offers reflection and education on the “Big Lake’s… read more..

On a Mission for Great Fall Color in the Upper Peninsula!

Posted on September 17th, 2019
We like the snow in the winter, spring takes forever, summer’s okay, but fall is our favorite season! Once you get north of the Mackinac Bridge, you can’t go wrong in creating your own fall color tour, but timing is everything! If Mother Nature cooperates, we predict to see peak co… read more..

7 Things that you might not know about Tahquamenon Falls

Posted on September 3rd, 2019
One of Michigan’s true treasures, Tahquamenon Falls, has captivated visitors for generations. Whether you’re visiting to see leaves changing colors, the gushing spring runoff or to witness a winter wonderland in January, Tahquamenon is a must-see attraction. With unbeatable sights… read more..

Sublime Summertime Birding in Sault Ste Marie

Posted on August 9th, 2019
While many birders love the frenzy of bird migration activity in spring and fall, there is a unique opportunity to experience birds on their breeding grounds in June and July that shouldn’t be missed.  And many Michigan birders know that to have a chance to see rare northern breeding birds, yread more..

4 BEST Places to Watch the Fireworks

Posted on June 22nd, 2019
Fireworks are always an exciting spectacle, but there’s nothing worse than ending up miles (exaggeration) away from the action. The great thing about Sault Ste. Marie is you have two chances to get the perfect seat. Sault, Ontario celebrates Canada Day, July 1, with a rousing round of firewo… read more..
Engineers Day Sault Ste. Marie Michigan

3 Things You Can Only Do on Engineers Weekend (and So Much More!)

Posted on May 15th, 2019
There are moments in life when a unique window of opportunity opens, and only those who are prepared to climb through that window enjoy an incredible payoff.
Engineers Day in Sault Ste. Marie is a time to see and do things you can’t otherwise do. Here are a few things you can do ONLY if you make plans to b… read more..
Soo Locks Observation Deck

Finding Freighters in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on April 29th, 2019
The Soo Locks Visitor Center (SLVC) opens for the season on May 12, 2019, and will be open for our enjoyment from 9 am-9 pm until mid-October. You can call the SLVC hotline at 906-253-9290 for an estimated freighter schedule for boats that are three hours out from the Soo Locks. However,&… read more..

5 Things You Might Not Know About the Mackinac Bridge

Posted on March 20th, 2019
The Mackinac Bridge or “Mighty Mac” had been a dream since the 1880s to replace the ferry system that spanned the Straits of Mackinac, which connects Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Here are five interesting facts that you may not have known about the “Gateway to the North.”… read more..
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