The furthest point in Michigan Upper Peninsula (also known as the U.P.) located between Lake Huron and Lake Superior Sault Ste. Marie is a picturesque city. Sault Ste. Marie is a perfect blend of tradition and culture, as well as the stunning natural beauty of the area. For those who love the outdoors, from families to photographers to trekkers who are intrepid – Sault (pronounced “Soo”) Ste. Marie provides plenty of water sports and stunning parks to discover. Add a touch of history that dates back centuries and you’ll be able to see the reason Sault Ste. Marie is among most treasured gems of Michigan.
Soo Locks Tours In Michigan
Sault Ste. Marie is famous for its Soo Locks. These specialized devices allow boats to be raised and lowered to allow them to navigate safely through different levels of water. The Soo Locks is the biggest structure of this kind in the world and a boat cruise is a must if you are in. Admire the massive freighters that pass through the tranquil panorama of St. Marys River, Michigan; it’s an incredible scene in which the natural beauty collides with the amazing feats of engineering made by humans. Take a stroll along the nature trails of the nearby Soo Locks Park and stop in front of the circa 1899 Weather Bureau Building for a glimpse of the past. Prior to or following your visit take a bite of a freshly-made crepe, and the finest coffee you can find in Oh Crepe, located near the Soo Locks Visitor Center.
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
On the National Register of Historic Places, Point Iroquois Lighthouse has been a sentinel for Lake Superior since the mid-1800s. Explore the tiny history museum located at the base of the lighthouse and then take the spiral staircase that leads to high above the lighthouse’s 20-meter tower for a photo that show Whitefish Bay, the lake and Canada across the water. After climbing, take a stroll along the boardwalk paths that lead you to the beach with sand. While the wind sways through your hair and you’ll feel like at a distance from the world.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Get your hiking shoes on and bring a sense excitement to Tahquamenon (pronounced Te-Qua-Min-On) Falls State Park, approximately an hour and half to the west to Sault Ste, Michigan. Marie. Upper Tahquamenon Falls features a 15-meter waterfallthat is 60 meters long, and has a tannin-colored water. Lower falls are adorned with an enticing treeline. It particularly spectacular when the leaves change into autumnal hues. This is a great spot for fishing or playing on the water in summertime. Hire a rowboat at the concession stand at the park and take a paddle onto a small island to gain an unrivalled view of the cascades that surround. The winter months are when Tahquamenon transforms into an ice-covered paradise that is perfect for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Insider tip: Take just an hour further down the river to Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub for a cold craft brew and food.