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Rotary Park Paddle Adventures in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on August 14th, 2019
The scene is set, the paddle is in the water, and you are floating effortlessly. This is not a dream, this is your day of fun and adventure on the waters off Rotary Island Park! In Sault Ste. Marie, we really are incredibly fortunate to live on the beautiful St. Marys River. We are also extremely lucky to h… read more..

Clyde’s or the West Pier? Two Soo classics to pick from

Posted on August 6th, 2019
Ketchup or gravy on a pasty? Pan-fried or deep-fried Whitefish? A hamburger from Clyde’s Drive-In or one from the West Pier Drive-In? These are the questions that divide people in the Upper Peninsula, and have defined generations of residents and visitors to the Eastern Upper Peninsula. This is… read more..
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Celebrate July as Michigan Craft Beer Month in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on July 19th, 2019
It’s time to celebrate! July is Michigan Craft Beer Month in the Mitten State thanks to a bill recently passed in Lansing. The declaration comes in recognition of Michigan’s contributions to the craft beer industry and the impact on the state’s agricultural and tourism industries. With ove… read more..
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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..
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“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..

The Meaning of Sault Sainte Marie

Posted on October 17th, 2018
What makes up a name? Many people rarely stop to think about the origins of names, whether they be the name of a street, a company, an animal, or a city. Sault Sainte Marie, one of the most unique names you’ll find in Michigan, has probably left you stumped a time or two. We are here to help you solve this m… read more..