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Soo Ultimate Paddle Day launches Aug. 17 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on July 15th, 2019
If you love kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and canoeing, this is the ultimate day for you. It is the return of Sault Ste. Marie’s salute to all things paddle-powered. Now in its third year, Soo Ultimate Paddle (SUP) Day has planted itself as one of the premiere water sporting events in the state… read more..
Voyageur Island

Voyageur Island Kayak Adventure

Posted on July 10th, 2019
There is a hidden gem on the St. Marys River that takes you to a place where you will feel like you are on your own private island. You will have a front row seat to the passing freighters and have the chorus of birds as your soundtrack. The beauty of this retreat is that it is only a 30 minute kayak paddle from… read more..

The Joys of a Sault Ste Marie Downtown Shopping Experience

Posted on July 3rd, 2019
Sault Ste Marie has so much to offer in terms of outdoor activities and history, but did you know that downtown Sault Ste Marie also has awesome local shops, boutiques, and eateries? To say that there is something for everyone is an understatement. The downtown shopping experience is especially uni… read more..
The Poe Lock

The Poe Lock turns 50

Posted on June 26th, 2019
Often cited as one of the most integral parts of the United States’ entire economic infrastructure, the modern-day Poe Lock is celebrating 50 years of providing the means for massive freighters to traverse into and out of Lake Superior. The current Poe Lock measures 1,200 feet long, 110 feet wide… read more..
Soo Cycles

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..
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..
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..