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.

Fantastic Fall Foliage
Fall awaits you at the highest viewpoint of Mission Hill Overlook to the shores of Whitefish Bay. Don't miss it!
Tahquamenon Falls
Fall in love with the beautiful colors during the scenic one hour and fifteen-minute drive west of Sault Ste. Marie along the Curly Lewis Highway on your way to the stunning Tahquamenon Falls.
Fall Oktoberfest
Celebrate fall with beer, brats, and keg tosses in downtown Sault Ste. Marie on September 29!
Rest and Relaxation
Leave your worries behind and discover a place to recharge without having to plug in.
Finding Freighters
When's the best time to see freighters? Check out this handy guide for the prime time to visit the Soo Locks.
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Visit a historic lighthouse for fall colors and an amazing view.
Scenic Fall Adventure
Autumn in the Eastern Upper Peninsula is an opportunity to your own adventure vacation. You can choose a calm walk along the lake shore or you can kayak across the lake, it's all waiting here for you.