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Sault Ste. Marie Area Photographs


A view from one of the observation areas at Soo Locks Park.
Walking paths wind around Soo Locks Park and past the Visitors Center.

The walking path near the locks allows you to see the giant freighers from a different perspective.
Watching another ship approach the locks from an observation tower.

Rotary Island Park is a very popular park with a scenic view of the St. Mary's River.
Entrance to the park.

Rotary Island is a great spot to watch Great Lakes freighters make their way to the Locks.
Fishing at Rotary Island Park in Sault Ste. Marie.

Next to the drive to Rotary Island Park, there's a walkway for pedestrians.
The southern view from the park is beautiful also.

Near Riverside Drive, there is a small shelter and parking for the park.
The ferry to Sugar Island docks near Rotary Park.

Aune-Osborn Park has a picnic shelter with a spectacular view of the St. Mary's River.
The boat launch at Aune-Osborn Park.

Another view from Aune-Osborn Park.
A second picnic shelter is located near the parking lot.

Fish-cleaning station at Aune-Osborn Park.
St. Mary's Park is has a tennis court and basketball hoops.

A view of the basketball hoops at St. Mary's Park in Sault Ste. Marie.
During the winter, the tennis court area at St. Mary's Park is used for an outdoor ice-skating rink.

Ball field at St. Mary's Park.
The playground at St. Mary's Park.

James A. Alford Waterfront Park has benches that are great for watching the boats that are approaching and leaving the Soo Locks.
The Soo Locks Boat Tours pass by James A. Alford Waterfront Park regularly.

There is a picnic table near the parking lot and horseshoe pits at the back of Alford Waterfront Park.
Brady Park has views of the St. Mary's River.

Ashmun Bay Boat Launch is located up-river from the Soo Locks.
Another view of the Ashmun Bay Boat Launch.

Malcolm Park is home to a large ballfield complex.
Many of the diamonds are used for softball.

Malcolm Park has a nice wooden playscape for kids.
The boat launch area at Charles T.Harvey Marina.

Charles T.Harvey Marina is east of downtown Sault Ste. Marie.
Kaine's Rink.


George Kemp Downtown Marina is located off Water Street, near the Museum Ship Valley Camp.


The paved trail on Easterday Avenue, near the LSSU campus. The trail is used for biking, jogging, walking, and roller-blading.
The trail ends/starts on Business I-75 at the drive for Cascade Crossings. Note: Walmart has moved to a new location on Business I-75.

The paved trail (bike route) ends on Business I-75 at 14th Street.
There is no winter maintenance for the paved trail, so you'll find snow on the trail most times.

Another view of where the paved trail (bike route) starts/ends on Business I-75 at 14th Street.
The paved trail (bike route) on Business I-75 is on the north side of the road.

When the snow starts to pile up, snowmobiles take to the trails around Sault Ste. Marie.
The bike route on Water Street passes a few historical markers.

The Frying Pan Island Lighthouse is located next to the Coast Guard Station, and you can ride past it on Water Street in Sault Ste. Marie.
The bike route on Water Street passes several beautiful old houses.

The bike route on Portage Avenue turns right at Water Street.
Alford Waterfront Park is accessible from the bike route on Portage Avenue in Sault Ste. Marie.

Soo Locks Boat Tours Dock #2 is located on Portage Avenue, near the bike route.
A view of the Soo Locks Boat Tours Dock from the bike route.

Portage Island Park is along the bike route on Riverside Drive, which uses the paved road shoulder.
The bike route near Charles T.Harvey Marina.

On 3 Mile Road, you can ride on the paved shoulder.
The downtown walking route can be used to reach the Tower of History and see the historic Holy Name of Mary Church.

The downtown walking route in Sault Ste. Marie passes the Chippewa County Historical Society.
Historical markers at several locations in Sault Ste. Marie describe important places or events.


There are crosswalks near the downtown walking route on Ashmun Street.


The Soo Theatre in Sault Ste. Marie regularly hosts musicals and other events.
The Pullar Community Building.

Nothing like watching a giant freighter enter the Soo Locks.
The closing of the locks.

A close-up view of a freighter.
Workers help guide a ship into the locks.

The Soo Locks Boat Tours launch from two docks on Portage Avenue.
Downtown Sault Ste. Marie in late December.

Chippewa County Courthouse is a beautiful, historic building in Sault Ste. Marie.
Chippewa County Courthouse in winter.

Sault Ste. Marie Golf Course is on the east side of town, across from Aune-Osborn Campground and Park.
Snowing on Spruce Street.

There are several gift shops and eateries near the Soo Locks on Portage Avenue.
Another view of downtown Sault Ste. Marie.

The entrance to Lake Superior State University.
Snowy day at LSSU.

Another photo of LSSU's campus.
A December day on Ashmun Street.

The route into Canada is beautiful from the LSSU campus.
Sault Ste. Marie watertower.

The Ashmun Street Bridge decked out for the holidays. The bridge dates back to 1935 and spans 257 feet over the Power Canal.
The Ashmun Street Bridge welcomes visitors to downtown Sault Ste. Marie.

Holy Name of Mary Church is an historic location and has a marker that describes start of St. Mary's Church.
Central Methodist Church was built between 1892-93 and is another historic spot in Sault Ste. Marie.

Alberta House Arts Center & Gallery.
Soo International 500 Snowmobile Racetrack during the summer.

The Johnston Homesite's location dates back to 1892, when cabins were built there to house visitors.
The Museum Ship Valley Camp.

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