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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 ...
... the route through Fort Francis was much more scenic, and there were A LOT of trucks. Thunder Bay on a rainy night may not show it's best attributes, but after a long day we were ready for bed. Swirling white fog and more rain led the way this morning as we skirted the elusive Lake Superior towards Sault Ste Marie. According to the GPS we were right beside it, but the fog ...
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. ...
... Kewadin Casino RV park which was just behind the main casino building. It did not get the best reviews but at $10 a night for a couple of nights I really did not care. It took a few times to get there as the signage was very poor. Pulling into the place I could see why the reviews were not the best – high grass and several permanently parked RVs with trash all over the place. The campground hosts seemed like they had no idea what was going on (which many people on the ...
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