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Travel Blogs from Sault Sainte Marie
We continue on east and then just a little north to the city that shares it name with its sister city over the Canadian border, Sault Sainte Marie. Our plan was to see the Soo Locks and then take a quick day trip in the truck over the border.
The Soo Locks have been referred to as one of the great wonders of the world and are still the largest & one of the busiest waterway traffic systems on earth! Watching huge vessels pass through the Locks ...
Leaden grey skies and rain welcomed us to Ontario as we passed through Kenora, home of Husky the Muskie ( a sturgeon or Jackfish?). The scenic route wove a path around Lake of the Woods with over 17,000 islands that all seemed to have beautiful cottages, docks and every size and shape of water transport. Taking the northern trucker route to Thunder Bay was a little shorter but ...
... before. It may be true of Sudbury as well but was less obvious to me.
After our afternoon walk we hit the road for our stop in Marathon. Since it is unseasonably cold we are debating weather to camp or motel it in Marathon.
Like Sudbury, Sault Ste Marie has a beautiful boardwalk, this one along the river and the locks.
From the ...
This campground on the shore of the St Mary River is pretty quiet except for the boat whistle that seems to go off periodically all day and night. When we first heard it we thought a ship was coming but it seems to be originating somewhere on shore. Not as bad as the train whistles we have had in the past but still disturbs our sleep a little bit.
We got up and had a nice breakfast and booked ...
... way over to the southwest side of the island to the intriguingly named Misery Bay. Why I wanted to go there, i wasn't sure, but I trusted it would be as special as the rest of this trip. The drive out was marked by dramatic changes in the landscape: very flat, scrub grasses spotted with cows; full on forested areas; rolling hills with rocky outcroppings; lakes coming up right to the highway on either side; ups and downs; curves and straight ahead road... I enjoyed it all. ...
Other places to stay in Sault Sainte Marie
1171 Riverview Way, Sault Sainte Marie | 2 star motelfrom $96
4281 I-75 Business Spur, Sault Sainte Marie | Motelfrom $172
1200 Ashmun Street, Sault Sainte Marie | Motelfrom $64
327 West Portage Avenue, Sault Sainte Marie | Motelfrom $56
3901 I-75 Business Spur, Sault Sainte Marie | Motelfrom $33
3525 I-75 Business Spur, Sault Sainte Marie | 1 star motelfrom $61