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Indoor Fun for All Ages in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on February 1st, 2017
Winter in Sault Ste. Marie isn’t all sledding and fun. A few weeks out of the season it gets so cold even the locals don’t want to go outside. So what can you do in the Soo if you can’t play outside? Lots! When the windchill drops stay inside and climb the walls, literally! Scale the Lak… read more..
Ice Fishing in Sault Ste. Marie

Secrets of Ice Fishing in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on January 25th, 2017
Warm winters have curtailed many cold-weather pursuits in southern Michigan communities in recent years, but here in Sault Ste. Marie, we don’t have that problem. While the occasional warmer-than-normal winter causes ice to form a little later on area waterways, or sometimes delays snow cove… read more..
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Snowmobiler’s Dream in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan

Posted on January 11th, 2017
Every snowmobile adventure requires one very important element: snow! Averaging more than 120 inches annually, Sault Ste. Marie is a snowmobiler’s dream and the perfect hub from which to explore hundreds of miles of groomed trails across the Eastern Upper Peninsula and beyond. Trails c… read more..
Sault Ste. Marie, MI Downtown Ice Festival

Experience the Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Winter Ice Festival

Posted on January 4th, 2017
Bundle up and head for downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan’s 2nd Annual Winter Ice Festival January 27-28! Chainsaws, chisels, and blow torches are the tools of the trade for these award-winning ice sculptures. 
Spend a day or two wandering the downtown to see over 40 ice… read more..
Sault Ste. Marie Winter Fun

Top 3 Winter Events to Experience in the Soo

Posted on December 28th, 2016
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan knows how to have a good time when the temperature drops to freezing! Here are three winter events you should visit Sault Ste. Marie to experience first hand. 1. Downtown Winter Ice Festival is two days of ice carvings and free fun for everyone! The last… read more..

Behind the Scenes Winter Work at the Soo Locks

Posted on December 21st, 2016
Around January 15th the last freighter passes through the Soo Locks for the shipping season; then the real work begins! Every five years the locks have to be dewatered and inspected. 2017 is not one of those years but we have rounded up some great  photos from past years showing what happe… read more..

11 Gift Ideas Made in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Posted on December 14th, 2016
Need ideas for the perfect gift? Look no further than Sault Ste. Marie! Unique and locally made these gifts will be perfect for any occasion.
With over a hundred artists and thousands of handcrafted items, you could do years worth of gift giving all at Island Books & Crafts.
-Warm mittens made fro… read more..

4 Things to do at the Ice Arenas in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on December 7th, 2016
With five ice rinks for 14,500 residence, Sault Ste Marie is the place to be for skating! Here are four things you can do at the ice arena to help whittle away the winter. Take in a Hockey Game! With so much ice in the Soo there’s always a chance for you to catch a game. Check out the game schedules… read more..

Light up the Soo Holiday Style in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on November 30th, 2016
You’ve piled in the car and drove around looking at decorated homes, but now see them from 210 feet in the air! We invite you to start a new holiday tradition this year in Sault Ste. Marie with Light up the Soo.
The Tower of History opens for this special two-week event allowing visitors to travel t… read more..