Introduction to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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.