The Soo Locks

The Soo Locks

Man-made and natural wonders meet at the St. Mary’s River, allowing cargo ships and pleasure boats passage between Lake Superior and Lake Huron. This historic gateway has been prized by the Ojibwa, French, English and Americans. There’s a good chance you’ll spot ships from the shoreline of Whitefish Bay navigating Lake Superior during your stay in Paradise, why not make the quick drive to witness what makes these ships’ entrance to the Lake possible?

How to Get There: From Paradise, head south on M-123S and drive 21.9 miles, turn left onto M-28E and drive for 29.8 miles, merge onto I-75N via the ramp to Sault Ste Marie and drive 8.5 miles, take exit 394 for Easterday Ave and drive .3 miles, turn left onto W Easterday Ave and drive .2 miles, take the 1st right onto W Portage Ave (signs for I-75S/St Ignace). Totals 1 hour and 18 minutes. View driving directions here.

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