Monday, February 12, 2018

2018 Holds Special Promises For Unique Adventures

350 Years Sault Ste Marie, MI
The summer of 2018 holds a promise of unique adventures in the eastern upper peninsula of Michigan.   With a rich history of 350 years,  Sault Ste Marie, Michigan is offering a year-long celebration to residents and visitors of one of America's earliest settlements.  Added to the mixture this summer is the 3rd Michigan Lighthouse Festival,  shining it's light on three lighthouses:  the Whitefish Point Light Station established in 1829, Crisp Point Lighthouse, built in 1875, and Point Iroquois Lighthouse, first illuminated in 1857.  Aside from the Tahquamenon Falls State Park and the Shipwreck Museum, why not consider the Paradise area for this summer's retreat?  Don't delay in setting up your plans.  Schedule a quiet location to relax in the Paradise area while visiting the Soo Locks, or paddling the Hiawatha Water Trail.  Then add to your agenda three lighthouses.

Throughout 2018, Sault Ste Marie is enriching their action-packed schedule with remembrances of their 350 year heritage.  Plan to book a room in quiet Paradise, visiting the Tahquamenon Falls State Park, the Shipwreck Museum, Pictured Rocks, and Sault Ste Marie this summer.   Specifically from July 21 - 27, Sault Ste Marie will host the ultimate birthday party through their 350 Festival.  The event will feature food, kid and teen zones, military appreciation, historical information, cultural festivities, and other family events.  This is the summer to schedule a stop in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan.

Whitefish Point Lighthouse

The first weekend in August will see an unprecedented group of lighthouse enthusiasts taking advantage of
Point Iroquois Lighthouse

  • special programs at each light house facility
  • a Friday evening  meal and concert at the Bay Mills Casino and a Gordon Lightfoot Tribute
  • Arts & Crafts vendors at the Whitefish Township Community Center, just south of Paradise on Saturday and Sunday starting at 9 AM
  • Pasties served at the community center, Saturday for lunch, 
  • a special concert, organized by Music on the Bay along Whitefish Bay's shoreline Saturday evening, 7 PM
  • local church services, Sunday morning offering the Light to the lost
  • Crisp Point Lighthouse
  • and a plethora of historically rich, illuminating the least informed,  information about the  origins and necessities of light houses in American's Mari-time culture 
Immerse yourself in a culturally rich era of history by visiting Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, then exploring three historically rich lighthouses.   Irregardless of when you might visit the Paradise area, these attractions are an experience you never forget.

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