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.
 
Sault Ste. Marie is celebrating its 350th anniversary in 2018 (1668-2018). Come visit us during this historic year-long celebration to commemorate our unique heritage, and to make your own memories of, “the Place Where Michigan was Born.”
 
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.

Scenic Fall Adventures
Lose yourself on a walk, ride, or drive in Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula.
Ride Superior's Shoreline
The Sault Ste. Marie area features plentiful opportunities to ride and search for fall color.
Tahquamenon Falls
Fall in love with the beautiful colors that can be found at the natural attraction.
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Visit a historic Lake Superior lighthouse for fall color and gorgeous views.
The Soo Locks
Join us at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie for beautiful fall colors and freighter watching.
Oktoberfest
Celebrate Oktoberfest with us in Sault Ste. Marie every fall.
Ski the Eastern Upper Peninsula
Bring your skis with you, since the Sault Ste. Marie area features amazing trails.
Snowmobile Haven
Make plans to visit Sault Ste. Marie on your next snowmobiling excursion.
Winter with Kids
Winter adventures await you and your children in Sault Ste. Marie
Winter Recreation
The Sault Seal Recreation Area provides you with opportunities for snowboarding, skiing, sledding, and tubing.
Ice Festival
Visit Sault Ste. Marie in January for the always thrilling Downtown Winter Ice Festival.
I-500 Snowmobile Race
Experience the thrill of high-speed snowmobile racing on a one-mile oval ice track.