Put aside your shovel and park the snow blower in the garage because when it’s snowy in Michigan, it’s time to play in Sault Ste. Marie.
Located on the Canadian border and only 45 minutes north of the Mackinac Bridge, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan has practically perfected the art of playing in the snow. With an average of 120 inches annually, the community has a number of developed parks, trail systems, indoor ice venues and more that make the perfect winter getaway.
Looking for a quiet adventure? Traipse through the snowy woods or glide along a winter path! Bring your own equipment or rent what you need at Bird’s Eye Adventures or LSSU’s Recreational Outdoor Center then visit the trails for snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing.
An entirely different set of trails can deliver high adventure and adrenaline. More than 100 miles of groomed snowmobile trails surround Sault Ste. Marie and link back to the city, with easy access to a variety of lodging and restaurant options. As home to the I-500 Snowmobile Race, Sault Ste. Marie knows its business when it comes to riding the winter trails.
Winter Recreation Area
Fun for the entire family can be found racing down seven tubing runs at the Sault Seal Recreation Area. Kids and adults of all ages and sizes can enjoy the tubing runs, as well as the tow-rope system to return to the top of the hill and the warming shed with snack bar. Sault Seal also has cross-country trails and a snowboarding hill to explore.
Take a rest from being in the middle of the action and watch Laker Hockey and the Soo Eagles for fast-paced, ice hockey competition. You can also lace up skates and glide around one of the local rinks yourself.
Rest and Relaxation
When it’s time to wind down, grab a bite to eat, and rest your head, you’ll find ample variety in Sault Ste. Marie. From locally-owned restaurants to larger chain establishments, there’s always something delicious. Be sure to check out our local wineries and breweries, too. Looking for adult nightlife stop in Kewadin Casino.
Click HERE for a list of these winter activities and their contact information.
Sault Ste. Marie is home to a variety of hotels and motels, each with unique amenities and various promotional packages. Looking for something specific give our staff a call and we’ll help you narrow down your hotel options and make other great suggestions. Call us at 906-632-3366 or email.
It’s time to stop thinking of snow as work and get ready to play. Make Sault Ste. Marie your winter 2017 destination!