The City of Sault Ste. Marie has adopted “Naturally Gifted” as a slogan and there is no wonder why.  When it comes to the beauty of nature, the “Soo” as we are fondly referred to, truly is naturally gifted.  In addition to the spectacular view from our riverfront boardwalk, there are numerous local haunts from which to enjoy nature’s beauty.  Some of these local hiking treasures include the Attikamek Trailon Whitefish Island at the Sault Canal National Historic Site as well as the numerous trails at Hiawatha Park.

The City of Sault Ste. Marie is also home to the newly developed multi-use recreational John Rowswell Hub Trail. This trail can be accessed from nearly every corner of the city! Of course, making use of the numerous trails is not the only thing “experiencing what is in my own backyard” has entailed.  Take the opportunity to visit the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre and was greatly impressed with the variety of planes on display as well as the great use of multi-media to showcase the important work done by our M.N.R./forest fighting crews across this great province.  Children and adults alike will learn so much from visiting this impressive centre and you are certain to gain a whole new respect for the work done by our forest fighting crews.

The Train Tour has since experienced a number of upgrades including bigger windows, digital cameras that have been locomotive mounted along with flat screen monitors and GPS triggered tour narration that is available in 5 languages.  If you have been waiting to take the Agawa Canyon Tour Train then all of these upgrades should convince you to book your tickets – you won’t regret it!  

Along the way, we have discovered so many hidden gems and it is my pleasure to let you all in on some of these treasures some hidden, some perhaps not so hidden any longer.  Depending on how much time you have as well as how adventurous you are, check out Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding areas.  Be sure to stop by soon to knock one off your bucket list!