Honeymoon Destination: Sault Ste. Marie
Two is always better than one and a honeymoon in Sault Ste. Marie embodies that truth because it’s actually two different places altogether. Known as the ‘twin cities’ to locals and tourists alike, couples can discover how Sault Ste. Marie is not only connected by the International Bridge, but by their love of North America’s busiest canal split between Michigan and Ontario.
Same Name, Different Appeal: The Sault On Both Sides of the Border
If you consider yourself a savvy traveler, border hopping has never been so fun or convenient. Connected off of Interstate 75 on the Michigan side and Huron Street on the Ontario side, both cities sidle up to the rapids of St. Mary’s River, each offering very different takes on honeymoon entertainment.
From the less developed American side to one of the oldest settlement in North America on the Canadian side, Sault Ste. Marie has plenty to offer the multicultural couple who simply want to enjoy both sides of ‘The Sault’ coin.
Popular Honeymoon Attractions in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Even though it is the third largest city in Northern Ontario, Sault Ste. Marie is still out of the way and away from crowds. Perfect for honeymooners who want some down time without too much quiet, this part of the world is known for its downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as scenic canal boat tours and kayaking. Some choose to spend a day or two aboard the gorgeous Agawa Canyon Train tour through the Canadian bush. Stellar in autumn, this ride along the rails will leave you refreshed and awestruck by the beauty of this area.
If you want to skip the rails, consider spending a day hiking, walking, or snowshoeing through Fort Creek Conservation Area. With paved and unpaved walkways, it is a surprising haven of nature’s best that will speak to the couples who love open air.
If you happen to be honeymooning in the winter, check out the Bon Soo Winter Carnival. In its 50th year of celebration this is one of the most lively festivals ‘The Soo’ hosts all year. From manmade bum slides (yes, you slide down on your behind) for kids and adults of all ages to a flurry of other winter festivities including concerts and food, this is one of those events that may be worth booking your entire winter honeymoon around.
Popular Honeymoon Attractions in Sault. Ste Marie, Michigan
Picturesque and quaint, Sault Ste. Marie’s 15,000 residents are proud to be a small town with a big heart. Hospitality should be their second language, which means that staying at any one of their boutique-style hotels will keep your budget intact and a smile on your face. You can begin the night gaming at the popular Kewadin Casino before crossing the border to grab dinner or drinks on the Ontario side. No matter how you split your time between the two Soo’, be sure to experience ‘locking through, which is the experience of exploring the Soo Locks alongside the big ships on a private boat tour of your very own.