Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie

Come and watch as a winter wonderland comes to life in Sault Ste. Marie.
With access to hundreds of miles of snowmobile routes, finely groomed trails for silent sports, natural wonders that grow more majestic the colder it gets, and much more, the Soo is the place to be this winter. 
Whether you’re trying to catch freighters sporting frigid icicle bears or ride a hot hand at the Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste. Marie has it all. Plan your trip to this snow blanketed paradise today.
Sault Seal Recreation Area
Have you experienced the wind in your face as you shot down a hill at 30 miles per hour in an inner tube? If you have, then you know tubing isn’t just for the summer. The Sault Seal Recreation Area is one of the signature winter locations in Sault Ste. Marie. You will often find entire families and individuals of all ages having their winter highlights while enjoying the recreation area.
Ice Freighter
Truly a sight to behold! Winter presents an opportunity for some of the coolest chances to catch a freighter passing along the St. Marys River. Take advantage of this seasonal phenomenon and try seeing a full “ice bearded” freighter before the Soo Locks close for the season on January 15 or once it opens again in March.
Snowshoeing
In Sault Ste. Marie, winter is embraced with open arms and a sense of adventure! The best way to experience the beautiful woods and wildlife in the Eastern Upper Peninsula is to strap on some snowshoes or step into your cross-country skis and hit the trails! 
A Winter Wonderland
There may be no more perfectly picturesque winter destination than Sault Ste. Marie. Find out how to make the Soo your winter hub for a season of unbeatable fun. 
The I-500
Join us for the 53rd Annual International I-500 Snowmobile Race and experience all the thrills of NASCAR on a one-mile oval ice track. The I-500 is the BIGGEST event in the Upper Peninsula and in the entire snowmobile-racing world. No Hans devices. No padding. Just 100% raw courage!
Tahquamenon Falls
Sometimes referred to as the “Root Beer Falls,” Tahquamenon in winter provides, perhaps, the best winter backdrop in all of Michigan. 
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