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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..

Behind the Scenes Winter Work at the Soo Locks

Posted on November 21st, 2018
January 15th the last freighter will pass through the Soo Locks for the shipping season; then the real work begins! Every five years the locks have to be dewatered and inspected. In 2018 was not one of those years but we have rounded up some great photos from past years showing what happens. Stop by the L… read 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..
Oktoberfest Sault Ste. Marie Michigan

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry at Oktoberfest in Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Posted on September 18th, 2018
Do you know what question we get asked most often regarding Sault Ste. Marie’s Oktoberfest? Why is it held in SEPTEMBER if it’s called Oktoberfest? To answer that question, here’s a little history about why our Oktoberfest is held in September. Since 1810, the fall festival of Oktoberfe… read more..

Looking Back at the History of Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on September 5th, 2018
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..
Michigan Paranormal Convention

Michigan Paranormal Convention in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on August 14th, 2018
Did you know the largest paranormal convention in the Midwest is held right here in Michigan’s oldest city?  Join the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society (U.P.P.R.S.) and The Sault Events for the 9th Annual Michigan Paranormal Convention (MIPARACON)!  Over 40 parano… read more..
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Best Motorcycle Ride West of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on August 1st, 2018
Please welcome guest blogger John Naccarato! John is an avid motorcycle rider and has provided us with some of the best riding in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula (U.P.).
If you’re passionate about great rides and you haven’t ridden the Upper Peninsula yet, I persona… read more..
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10 Ways to Celebrate the 350th Anniversary of Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Posted on July 18th, 2018
There are tons of ways to celebrate the 350th Anniversary of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Here’s a list of ten quintessential activities that define an authentic experience in the Soo. Whether this is your first or 350th visit to the Soo, we hope you choose to celebrate this monumental celebra… read more..

5 Things that you might not know about Tahquamenon Falls

Posted on July 3rd, 2018
Lots of people know of Tahquamenon Falls and tons have visited this attraction, but not all know how to pronounce the name of the majestic falls. Tuh-KWAHM’-in-uhn Falls is how they are widely pronounced. Aside from the pronunciation, here are five things you mig… read more..

Fun for all at the Soo Ultimate Paddle Day in Sault Michigan

Posted on June 20th, 2018
Thank you local paddling enthusiast Tom Pink for bringing us up to speed on the SUP Day event! The Chippewa County Community Foundation (CCCF) invites paddlers from throughout the Midwest to float into Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. on Saturday, August 18 for its second annual Soo Ultimate Paddle Day (SUP… read more..