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Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan

Sault Sainte Marie is located on US-2 and I-75 in Chippewa County.  Little Falls of St. Mary’s. Originally named “Le Sault de Sainte” by Father Marquette, the name was shorted to Sault Sainte Marie by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, the first postmaster and historian.  Oldest city in Michigan and third oldest in the United States. Chippewa County seat. Sault Sainte Marie had been settled by Native Americans more than 12,000 years ago and was a crossroads of fishing and trading of tribes around the Great Lakes. It developed as the first European settlement in the region that became the Midwestern United States,  when, in 1668, Father Jacques Marquette, a French Jesuit, learned of the Native American village and traveled there to found a Catholic mission. French colonists later established a fur trading post, which attracted trappers and Native Americans on a seasonal basis. Both Métis men and women were active in the trade and among the elite in the community. A fur-trading settlement quickly grew at the crossroads that straddled the banks of the river. It was the center of a trading route of 3,000 miles that extended from Montreal to the Sault, and from the Sault to the country north of Lake Superior.

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Attractions

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Munuscong Wildlife Management Area. From Sault St. Marie, drive south on M-129 to 22-Mile  Road (Riverside). Turn left (east) and continue 2.5 miles to  the grassland viewing area on the left or continue another 1/2  mile and turn left (north) onto Riverside Drive. Proceed 1 mile  and turn right (east) onto 21-Mile Road and drive 1.5 miles  to the coastal marsh viewing area.  Phone: (906) 635-6161. There are three primary viewing sites on this large, state-owned wildlife area. A flat, grassland area is adjacent to the Munuscong River. This area was once farmed and has many shallow, man-made ponds scattered throughout the open grassland. The main viewing site is the coastal marsh area on Munuscong Lake. The lake is actually part of the St. Mary’s River, which connects Lake Superior and Lake Huron. Both of these sites are undeveloped, but some amenities are available at a nearby state forest campground along the Munuscong River north of the coastal marsh viewing area. The third viewing area is along the dike at the east end of the campground. You can walk on the dike but motorized vehicles are not allowed.  A walk through the open grassland habitat and viewing site provides a good opportunity to see meadowlarks, bobolinks, field sparrows, sharptail grouse and many species of waterfowl and shorebirds. Northern harriers and other hawks are often seen hunting this open field habitat and may be seen perched in nearby trees. Rough-legged hawks and snowy owls, raptors that breed in the far north, use this habitat for their wintering grounds and hunt the small rodents common in the grassland habitat. Great gray owls and hawk owls, though rare winter visitors, have also been sighted in this and other areas of the eastern Upper Peninsula. There are no designated trails through this grassland/wetland complex, but visitors are free to hike or ski wherever they choose. This site is soggy during rainy periods, so come prepared with trusty boots. The coastal marsh-viewing site attracts numerous waterfowl and shorebirds and wading birds. Tundra swans and other migratory waterfowl, including diving ducks such as canvasbacks and redheads, concentrate in this area spring and fall. Bald eagles, ospreys, muskrats, and many wetland-related songbirds are also attractions. The parking area is a good place to view this wildlife, and a pair of binoculars, or better yet a spotting scope, will improve your wildlife viewing experience. Another viewing site is found east of the state forest campground. Dikes once used to create a separate wetland management pool are found at the end of the road east of the campground. Park at the gate and walk east along the dike, which provides unique foot access into the emergent wetland habitat on the edge of the lake, out beyond the natural shoreline.

Museum Ship Valley Camp, 501 East Water Street, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-3658

River of History Museum, 209 East Portage, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-3658

Superior Coast Winery, 410 Ashmun Street, Downtown, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-8463

Soo Locks

Tower Of History, 326 East Portage Avenue, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-3658

Restaurants & Bars

Ang Gio's Panini Grille [Italian Cuisine, Pizzerias],  3350 I 75 Business Spur, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-7409

Ang-Gio's Restaurant [Italian Cuisine, Pizzerias],  3350 I 75 Business Spur, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-3046

Antlers Restaurant [Sports Bar, American Cuisine],  804 E Portage Ave., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 253-1728

Caffeine Express [Coffee Shops],  2675 Ashmun St., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-5085

China Cate [Chinese Cuisine],  226 Ashmun St., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783,  Phone: (906) 632-9888

Cup Of The Day [Coffee Shops, Sandwich & Sub Shops],  406 Ashmun St., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-7272

Frank's Place [American Cuisine],  123 W Portage Ave., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-7487

Freighters Restaurant [American Cuisine],  240 W Portage Ave., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783,  Phone: (906) 632-4100

Fuji Steak House & Sushi [Japanese Cuisine, Sushi, Steakhouses],  3390 I-75 Business Spur, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 259-0051

Great Wall [Chinese Cuisine]  3440 I 75 Business Spur, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-1188

Guido's Premium Pizza [Pizzerias, Sandich & Sub Shops],  2673 Ashmun St., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-0066

Indo-China Garden [Chinese Cuisine, Thai Cuisine],  3344 I 75 Business Spur, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-6144

Karl's Cuisine  [Bar, Café, Sandwich & Sub Shops, Ice Cream Parlors],  447 W Portage Ave., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 253-1900

Lockview Restaurant [American Cuisine, Seafood Cuisine],  329 W Portage Ave., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-2772

Moloney's Alley [Pubs, American Cuisine],  227 W Portage Ave., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-1171

Palace Saloon [Saloon, American Cuisine, Mexican Cuisine],  200 W Portage Ave., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-7721

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Penny's Kitchen [American Cuisine, Sandwichs & Sub Shops, Bakery],  112 W Spruce St., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-1232

Soo Brewing Company [Brewery, Bars, Pizzerias],  223 W Portage Ave., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-4400

Studebaker's Restaurant & Lounge [Bars, American Cuisine], 3583 I 75 Business Spur., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-4262

Superior Coffee Roasting Company [Coffee Shops],  2611 Ashmun St., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 203-7804

Upper Crust Pizza Co [Pizzerias, Sandwich & Sub Shops],  215 E Ann St., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-1901

West Pier Drive-In [Sandwich & Subs Shops, American Cuisine],  601 W Portage Ave., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-0444

Wicked Sister [Pubs, American Cuisine],  716 Ashmun St., Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 259-1086

River Cove Condo's & Houseboat Rental [Cabin/Cottage/Vacation Rentals, Condominium Rentals], 2871 Riverside Drive, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-7075

Zorbas Greek American Restaurant [Greek Cuisine],  111 W Portage Ave., Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-5782

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Askwith's Lockview Motel, 327 West Portage Avenue, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-2491

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William Richards House Bed and Breakfast, 718 Cedar St., Sault Sainte Marie, MI. 49783, Phone: (906) 253-1434

Organizations

Chippewa County Shooting Association [Archery, Shotgun, Rifle/Hangun Ranges], 6600 & 6710 S. Ridge Rd., PO Box 454 , Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 440-4674

Outdoor Recreation

Aune-Osborn Park, 1225 Riverside Drive, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-5341

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Bay View National Forest Campground, Forest Road 3150 (Lake Shore Drive), Hiawatha National Forest, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-5311

Blue Heron Charters [Sport Fishing Charters], 11589 E Village Rd, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-5134

Bluewater Holsters & Tactical Gear [Gun Shops & Gunsmiths], 1666 W 10 MileRd., Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 253-1545

Chippewa County Shooting Association [Archery, Shotgun, Rifle/Hangun Ranges], 6600 & 6710 S. Ridge Rd., PO Box 454 , Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 440-4674

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Foreman Lake Motorcycle Trail - Chippewa County [ATV/ORV Trail Maps] - Map

Hiawatha National Forest Bike Route

Kinross Motorcycle Trail - Chippewa County [ATV/ORV Trail Maps] - Map

Monocle Lake Campground, FR-3699, Hiawatha National Forest, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-5311

Leitz Sports Center Inc [Gun Shops & Gunsmiths], 2512 I 75 Business Spur, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-8291

Northland Taxidermy [Taxidermists], 15189 S M 129, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 647-6674

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River Cove Charters [Sport Fishing Charters], 2871 Riverside Dr., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, Phone: 906-748-1276

Sherman Park, West 4th Avenue, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-5341

Soldier Lake Campground, FR-3138, Hiawatha National Forest, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-5311

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Soo Locks Campground, 1001 E Portage Avenue, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-3191

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Sugar Shack Campground [Campgrounds & RV Parks], 3945 E. 1 1/2 Mile Rd, Sugar Island, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 253-2049

Three Lakes Campground, Strongs Corner on FR-3142, Hiawatha National Forest, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-5311

Services

Blue Heron Charters [Sport Fishing Charters], 11589 E Village Rd, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-5134

Bluewater Holsters & Tactical Gear [Gun Shops & Gunsmiths], 1666 W 10 MileRd., Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 253-1545

Enchanted Forest Web Page Design Service Internet Services: Domain Registrations, Website Design, Website Hosting], 3980 Curtisivlle Road, South Branch, Michigan 48761-9704, Phone: (989) 735-2206, Email: support@theenchantedforest.net

Lighthouse.Net [Internet Services],  2972 West 8th Street, Sault Ste. Marie MI, 49783 Phone: (906) 632-1820

Leitz Sports Center Inc [Gun Shops & Gunsmiths], 2512 I 75 Business Spur, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-8291

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Neebish Island Ferry [Ferry Service], South Shore Marine, 4001 1-75 Business Spur, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-2898

Northland Taxidermy [Taxidermists], 15189 S M 129, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 647-6674

River Cove Charters [Sport Fishing Charters], 2871 Riverside Dr., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, Phone: 906-748-1276

Shopping

Bluewater Holsters & Tactical Gear [Gun Shops & Gunsmiths], 1666 W 10 MileRd., Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 253-1545

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Leitz Sports Center Inc [Gun Shops & Gunsmiths], 2512 I 75 Business Spur, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-8291

Superior Coast Winery, 410 Ashmun Street, Downtown, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 635-8463

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