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3 Things You Can Only Do on Engineers Weekend (and So Much More!)

Posted on May 15th, 2019
There are moments in life when a unique window of opportunity opens, and only those who are prepared to climb through that window enjoy an incredible payoff.
Engineers Day in Sault Ste. Marie is a time to see and do things you can’t otherwise do. Here are a few things you can do ONLY if you make plans to b… read more..
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..

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..

5 Things You Might Not Know About the Mackinac Bridge

Posted on March 20th, 2019
The Mackinac Bridge or “Mighty Mac” had been a dream since the 1880s to replace the ferry system that spanned the Straits of Mackinac, which connects Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Here are five interesting facts that you may not have known about the “Gateway to the North.”… read more..

Ketchup or Gravy: A Pasty Story

Posted on February 22nd, 2019
Few things are debated more in the Upper Peninsula (UP)  than what to eat on your Pasty, but we should talk about what a Pasty is before we get to the all-important question. Chopped meat, potatoes and/or rutabaga, carrots, and onions are the essentials of a Pasty. The ingredients are mix… read more..

International Bridge Walk June 29th, 2019

Posted on February 20th, 2019
Any view of the Soo Locks is great, but the aerial view from the International Bridge is the best! The amazing opportunity to cross the bridge on foot is only available twice a year: a walk in the spring and a Half-Marathon/Bridge Run in the fall.  The International Bridge Wa… read more..

What is a Yooper?

Posted on February 5th, 2019
We wanted to know exactly what makes a Yooper so we asked our Facebook followers to share their thoughts with us. To our amazement, over one hundred people answered! Here are a few of the responses. Jeannie O. said it best in what could almost be a Yooper poem. “A Yooper is a person who is native to the Up… read more..
Sault Ste. Marie, MI Downtown Ice Festival

Experience the Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Winter Ice Festival

Posted on January 2nd, 2019
Bundle up and head for downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan’s 4th Annual Winter Ice Festival January 25-26, 2019! Chainsaws, chisels, and blow torches are the tools of the trade for these award-winning ice sculptors. 
Spend the day wandering downtown to see over 50 ice sc… read more..

10 Reasons to Visit Sault Ste. Marie, MI in 2019

Posted on December 18th, 2018
There are at least 1000 reasons to visit the Sault Ste. Marie area, but here are ten really great things you shouldn’t miss in 2019! 1 Be a part of History Friday, February 1st
Line up in the World’s Longest Snowmobile Parade as Sault Ste. Marie attempts to break a Guinness World Record!… read more..