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2020 Freighter Frenzy Final Four is Underway

Posted on March 30th, 2020
While the March NCAA basketball tournaments may have been put on hold for this year, we have embraced tournament madness over on our Twitter account. We have ran a month long Freighter Frenzy bracket tourney to crown our inaugural champion. On Wednesday our Final Four will square off and then Friday… read more..

3 Things to Look Forward to this Summer in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on March 30th, 2020
Spring is here which means summer is right around the corner! We know you are probably restless at home and ready to enjoy the warm summer weather, so we have compiled a list of three things to look forward to this summer in Sault Ste. Marie. Explore Downtown Sault Ste. Marie
Downtown Sault Ste. Marie ha… read more..

Making memories on the Lynn Trail System

Posted on March 25th, 2020
Where is a good place to hike in Sault Ste. Marie? The Lynn Trail System at the Sault Area Recreation Area is a great place for a hike. A hidden piece of heaven in the middle of Sault Ste. Marie…the William Lynn Trail System. Many locals know the Sault Seal Recreation Area as the best place to go tubing th… 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 17th, 2020
The 2020 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..

The Ultimate list of 1,000 Foot Freighters on the Great Lakes

Posted on March 11th, 2020
We love big boats and we cannot lie! It’s hard to say which freighter is your favorite when comparing the countless vessels that traverse the waters of the Great Lakes. Although, there are 13 that stand out from the crowd for their sheer goliath-like size. Their sizes range from 1,000 feet in le… read more..

3 Ways to Find Freighters in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on March 3rd, 2020
It’s March, which means that the excitement of spring is in the air, but in Sault Ste. Marie, there is another day people are feverously waiting for – March 25. Once the clock strikes midnight and it officially becomes the 25th, the Soo Locks open for the 2020 shipping season! One of the most freque… read more..

TripAdvisor Ranks the Top 5 Places to Eat in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on February 17th, 2020
Each year over 500,000 tourists make their way to the Soo Locks to visit one of the country’s most vital pieces of infrastructure. With a vast offering of lodging options, it’s easy and affordable to find a place to stay. But what about a place to eat? Using rankings from our friends at TripAdvisor… read more..

Nightlife in downtown Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on February 4th, 2020
Sault Ste. Marie has limitless outdoor activities to enjoy during the day, but did you know that the nightlife in the Soo is just as exciting? From live music to your chance to have a drink with a ghost, the nightlife in downtown Sault Ste. Marie does not disappoint. Get some grub Downtown Sault Ste. Mar… read more..

The 52nd I-500 races into the Sault Ste. Marie February 1

Posted on January 24th, 2020
It’s that time of year again! The International-500 Snowmobile Race will be taking place Saturday, Feb. 1, at the I-500 track in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan! This event attracts the best of the best riders from all over the United States and Canada. The competition is fierce and promises to bri… read more..

Downtown Winter Ice Festival returning to Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on January 21st, 2020
Chiseled frozen statues, an evening of chilling competition and a day of cool outdoor fun will be on tap as the Fifth Annual Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Winter Ice Festival returns on Saturday, February 15, 2020. As with year’s past, frozen statues ranging from animals, cartoon characters and busi… read more..
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