Introduction to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan is 213 miles N of Saginaw, Michigan and 295 miles N of Detroit, Michigan. It is in Chippewa County.

Sault Ste. Marie History

Sault Ste. Marie was once inhabited by the Ojibwa Native Americans. They referred to the area as Baawitigong. French missionaries Jacques Marquette and Claude Dablon founded the city of Sault Ste. Marie in 1668. It is the third oldest city in the United States. Sault Ste. Marie derived its name from a French term meaning "waterfall" or "leap." It was originally incorporated as a village in 1879. In 1887 Sault Ste. Marie was reincorporated as a city.

Sault Ste. Marie and nearby Attractions

  • Tahquamenon Falls
  • Museum Ship Valley Camp
  • Tower of History
  • Brimley State Park
  • River of History Museum

Things To Do In Sault Ste. Marie

White staying at Sault Ste. Marie, you can plan a tour to the Tahquamenon Falls and Whitefish Point. During winters you can go for a snowmobile excursion and view the whitetail deer and snow bunnies while traveling along the snow covered trails. You can also view the unique rock formations on the cliffs of Lake Superior.

Sault Ste. Marie Transportation

Air transportation is available from Chippewa County International Airport.

Sault Ste. Marie Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are offered by Lake Superior State University, Northwood University, Delta College, Central Michigan University and many other colleges.

Sault Ste Marie Almanac

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Sault Ste Marie Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance2 miles
Jan Temp5 to 22 F
Apr Temp29 to 48 F
Jul Temp52 to 76 F
Oct Temp36 to 53 F
Annual Precip34.6 inches
StationRUDYARD 4 N
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp6 to 23 F
Apr Temp28 to 52 F
Jul Temp51 to 77 F
Oct Temp33 to 53 F
Annual Precip30.3 inches
Distance56.4 miles
Jan Temp8 to 24 F
Apr Temp29 to 51 F
Jul Temp54 to 78 F
Oct Temp36 to 55 F
Annual Precip30.8 inches

Sault Ste Marie Public Libraries

Superior District Library
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan
(906) 632-9331

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Sault Ste Marie Public Schools

Jkl Bahweting Anishnabe School
1301 Marquette Ave
ZIP: 49783
(906) 635-5055
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