Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie

The Place Where Michigan was Born
 
“We say life here is about drinking in the atmosphere; of looking up at the sky to see that night sky with the stars and the beauty, or to walk a trail and to think of those a thousand years earlier who walked it before you. It is the center of the Great Lakes, and it always has been.” – Cecil Pavlat, a cultural affairs expert and a member of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians and lifelong resident of Sault Ste. Marie.
 
We’re a diverse waterfront community, and we offer a wealth of things to see and do. Visit us for year-round recreational activitieshistorical sites, the world-famous Soo LocksTahquamenon Falls, spectacular lighthouses, and pristine natural environments.

Snowmobile Haven
Did you know all of the hotels in Sault Ste. Marie easily connect to the trail system? Make your ride across the Eastern Upper Peninsula a memorable experience.
Ice Festival
Visit Sault Ste. Marie in late January for an unforgettable weekend of Downtown Winter Ice Festival.
I-500 snowmobile Race
Experience the thrills and chills of the I-500 Race the first Saturday in February.
Winter Recreation
At the Sault Seal Recreation Area experience the northern air in your face as you race down a hill in a tube, sled, on a snowboard, or even skies!
Superior Sights
Lake Superiors frozen waves might be even more breathtaking in the winter! You decide.
Glide Across the Eastern Upper Peninsula
Bring your skis and experience the many breathtaking trails the area has to offer!