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Soo Locks Observation Deck

Finding Freighters in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on April 29th, 2019
The Soo Locks Visitor Center (SLVC) opens for the season on May 12, 2019, and will be open for our enjoyment from 9 am-9 pm until mid-October. You can call the SLVC hotline at 906-253-9290 for an estimated freighter schedule for boats that are three hours out from the Soo Locks. However,&… read more..

A Guide to Summer Shore Fishing on Lake Superior

Posted on April 17th, 2019
Summer is right around the corner in Sault Ste. Marie! enjoy the newly warm weather by fishing in the majestic Lake Superior. Get your fishing license here or at many local gas stations, and prepare for a day on the largest freshwater lake in the world! Even if you don’t catch your limit, the memories… read more..
Ice Fishing in Sault Ste. Marie

Secrets of Ice Fishing in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on December 5th, 2018
Warm winters have curtailed many cold-weather pursuits in southern Michigan communities in recent years, but here in Sault Ste. Marie, we don’t have that problem. While the occasional warmer-than-normal winter causes ice to form a little later on area waterways, or sometimes delays snow cove… read more..
Curly Lewis Highway

Finding Fall Foliage in the Sault Ste. Marie Area

Posted on August 17th, 2018
Fall colors are only in the Eastern Upper Peninsula for a brief part of the year, but they create sights you’ll be delighted with for years to come thanks to a smattering of harvest season hues. *All of these photos are from past years.* Once you’re north of the Mackinac Bridge, you can’t go wrong… read more..

Fall is on its way in Sault Ste. Marie!

Posted on September 20th, 2017
Fall is having a slow start this year with the fluctuating temperatures and an almost procrastinating Mother Nature. We have some great fall colors from past years to inspire you to travel north and see the colors for yourself. Sault Ste. Marie residents have been capturing photos of the fall colors… read more..
St Marys River

Paddle the Waters of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on July 12th, 2017
Please welcome Tom Pink as this week’s guest blogger!  Before I moved to Sault Ste. Marie, my paddling time was limited to the many hours my brother and I spent rowing a fishing boat when we were kids. We preferred the boat to a canoe. Kayaks were few and far between, back then.
It wasn’t un… read more..

People are flocking to Bird’s Eye Outfitters

Posted on May 18th, 2016
  It is the perfect combination of active lifestyle, slow-roasted coffee, and spirited spirits that makes Bird’s Eye Outfitters a unique and welcome addition to the Sault Ste. Marie business scene. Think about it…how often have you wanted to shop with a cocktail in hand? Or sip a… read more..

Ready for a Sault Ste. Marie Peepshow?

Posted on September 23rd, 2015
Don’t just steal a peek or pretend you don’t know what we’re talking about. You wouldn’t be the first person to head to upper Michigan for the kind of show you can’t experience close to home. But talk is cheap, so here’s a picture of the kind of rack you can hope to… read more..

Fall in Love with The Soo

Posted on September 10th, 2014
Fall in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is like no other. Pull up a seat and enjoy the view or take a drive out to a stunning lighthouse just off the scenic path less traveled. You don’t HAVE to drive far to find great color; downtown Sault Ste. Marie is bustling with shops, restaurants, frei… read more..