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Finding Freighters in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on May 1st, 2018
The Soo Locks Visitor Center (SLVC) opens for the season on May 13, 2018, 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, but what if… read more..
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Posted on April 4th, 2018
At the tip of Whitefish Point sits a must-see attraction that you might have missed. Twenty minutes north of the turnoff for Tahquamenon Falls State Park is the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and one of the best views of Lake Superior.
You could easily spend an afternoon exploring the man… read more..

5 Things You Might Not Know About the Mackinac Bridge

Posted on March 21st, 2018
The Mackinac Bridge or “Mighty Mac” had been a dream since the 1880’s 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..
International Bridge Walk

International Bridge Walk June 23rd, 2018

Posted on March 7th, 2018
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..

Ketchup or Gravy: A Pasty Story

Posted on February 21st, 2018
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..

What is a Yooper?

Posted on February 7th, 2018
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 17th, 2018
Bundle up and head for downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan’s 3rd Annual Winter Ice Festival January 26-27! Chainsaws, chisels, and blow torches are the tools of the trade for these award-winning ice sculptors. 
Spend a day or two wandering the downtown to see over 50 ice s… read more..
Sault Ste. Marie Winter Fun

Top 3 Winter Events to Experience in the Soo

Posted on December 27th, 2017
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan knows how to have a good time when the temperature drops to freezing! Here are three winter events you should visit Sault Ste. Marie to experience first hand. 1. Downtown Winter Ice Festival is two days of ice carvings and free fun for everyone! The last… read more..
Ice Fishing in Sault Ste. Marie

Secrets of Ice Fishing in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on December 20th, 2017
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..