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E-bike rentals now available in Downtown Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on June 12th, 2019
Tired of walking? Wishing you had your bike with you downtown? Don’t want to pedal up hills? Fear not. Soo Cycles is here for you with an array of electronic-bicycles available for rent. Located in the heart of Downtown Sault Ste. Marie across the street from the Soo Locks Park entrance on West P… read more..

8 Things to Know Before Attending a Powwow

Posted on June 5th, 2019
  To Native Americans, a powwow is a time to gather and honor traditions. To a non-native, a powwow may be intimidating as it is a very traditional event. However, all are welcome to attend powwows, native or not. Here are 8 things to know in preparation for attending this traditional celebratio… read more..
Hometown Heroes banner

“Hometown Heroes” honored in downtown Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on May 24th, 2019
Blowing in the cool spring breeze, 140 banners saluting Sault Ste. Marie’s veterans are now on display along downtown street poles thanks to the “History of Hometown Heroes” banner project. The project was originally pitched as a fundraiser for the Chippewa County Community Foundation (C… read more..

Looking Back at the History of Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on April 1st, 2019
Sault Ste. Marie is the oldest city in Michigan and one of the oldest cities in the United States. Let us take a quick trip back in time to learn a little more about this historic place. Many thanks to Bernie Arbic and his book City of the Rapids for collecting and sharing our history. Also thread more..

8 Historical Sites in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

Posted on November 8th, 2018
The city of Sault Ste. Marie was founded in 1668, but there were groups inhabiting the area for longer than the 350 years we have been a city. If we were to write a story about all of the historical sites of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, it would be incredibly long and detailed. We will not be telling you the f… read more..

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

Posted on October 2nd, 2018
We like the snow in the winter, spring takes forever, summer’s ok, but fall is our favorite season! Once you get north of the Mackinac Bridge, you really can’t go wrong in creating your own fall color tour, but timing is everything! If Mother Nature cooperates, we “normall… read more..

5 Things that you might not know about Tahquamenon Falls

Posted on July 3rd, 2018
Lots of people know of Tahquamenon Falls and tons have visited this attraction, but not all know how to pronounce the name of the majestic falls. Tuh-KWAHM’-in-uhn Falls is how they are widely pronounced. Aside from the pronunciation, here are five things you mig… read more..
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Posted on April 4th, 2018
At the tip of Whitefish Point sits a must-see attraction that you might have missed. Twenty minutes north of the turnoff for Tahquamenon Falls State Park is the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and one of the best views of Lake Superior.
You could easily spend an afternoon exploring the man… read more..
Freighter at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie MI

5 Things You Might Not Know about the Soo Locks

Posted on March 28th, 2017
The 2017 Shipping Season is now underway and with the freighters running again we thought we would fill your head with some great facts about the Soo Locks.   1. The Soo Locks make their own electricity and sell the excess to the local power utility (they only use about 5% of what they make). There h… read more..