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Start your snowmobiling adventure in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on January 9th, 2020
One thing is for sure, Sault Ste. Marie is the snowmobile hub of the Eastern Upper Peninsula. With hundreds of miles of groomed trails surrounding the Soo and an average snowfall over 120 inches a year, it is the perfect home base for your up north snowmobiling adventures this winter.
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Behind the Scenes Look at Soo Locks Winter Maintenance

Posted on January 8th, 2020
It’s hard to believe, but January 15 is right around the corner meaning, the Soo Locks will be closing for its annual winter maintenance. While the locks may lay dormant, workers will be hard at work making sure the vital pieces of infrastructure are ready to open in early spring on March 25. One… read more..

10 reasons to visit Sault Ste. Marie in 2020!

Posted on December 31st, 2019
There are at least 1,000 reasons to visit the Sault Ste. Marie area, but here are 10 great things you shouldn’t miss in 2020! 1. Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s North American Bass Challenge This tournament is one catch fishermen won’t want to get away in Summer 2020. The North America… read more..
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The Parker ACE Hardware Parade of Lights to illuminate Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on November 27th, 2019
One of the brightest evenings of the year is set to kick off the holiday season in Sault Ste. Marie, with the return of the annual Parker ACE Hardware Parade of Lights Christmas procession Friday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. in Downtown Sault Ste. Marie. For over 20 years now, the Parade of Lights has helped usher… read more..
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Enjoy a Northern City’s Winter in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on November 25th, 2019
Are you looking for a magical time in the far north? Come and experience winter in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan! Yes! Hear me out. It may be cold – bitter even – but with the right layers and boots, plus a strong Northern attitude of “there is no bad weather only bad clothing,” you will do fine. You mread more..

Small Business Saturday in Sault Ste. Marie!

Posted on November 20th, 2019
This holiday season, make gift-giving a memorable affair by choosing gifts for your loved ones that are personable and found at the locally owned businesses in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. These one-of-a-kind gifts will be cherished for years to come, and you will forever be known as the most thought… read more..
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Make Sault Ste. Marie your hunting base camp

Posted on November 18th, 2019
Sault Ste. Marie is a perfect place to establish a base camp for any Upper Peninsula hunting excursion. In addition to hunting for the usual suspects, including deer, bear, waterfowl and small game, as well as an increasing population of turkeys, the Sault area offers an opportunity that is not foun… read more..
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6 All-Season Historic Sites to Visit in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on November 5th, 2019
The city of Sault Ste. Marie was established in 1668 by Jesuit missionaries and since then has become a destination filled with historical significance. As the weather begins to cool, the trees shed their leaves and snow begins to fall, take a trip to Sault Ste. Marie to discover the stories that lie w… 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..

Are there haunted locations in Sault Ste. Marie?

Posted on October 9th, 2019
Having over 350 years of history is a badge of honor and nothing to make light of for the folks of Sault Ste. Marie. But with such a storied past, there is bound to be something dark… For 20 years now the Upper Peninsula Research Society (UPPRS [pronounced Yoopers]) has been investigating things that… read more..