Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Sault Ste. Marie is the oldest city in Michigan, and among the oldest cities in the United States. Over the course of history, the flags of several sovereign nations have flown over the Sault.
It is located in Chippewa county and as of the 2010 census the population was 14,144. Over 2,000 years ago, Native Americans began to gather here for the wealth of fish and fur found along the rushing waters of the wide, turbulent river that linked the Great Lakes of Superior and Huron. Spring and fall were important seasons for these original settlers, and they called the area “Bahweting,” or “The Gathering Place.” Sault Ste. Marie one of the most popular vacation destination in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for some very good reasons. We’re a surprisingly diverse waterfront community and offer a wealth of things to see and do. With year round recreational activities, historical sites, the world-famous Soo Locks, Tahquamenon Falls, and spectacular lighthouses, forests and waters. And don’t forget there is some of the best fishing on the St. Mary’s River.