A Weekend Up North In The Soo

The thought of dropping 21 feet in a kayak in the matter of minutes sounds daunting. You’d expect to be cascading down rapids, paddling furiously to stay upright as water careens about you, right? Well, this is a different kind of thrill ride—it’s one through the Soo Locks. Instead of traversing currents, you’ll be bobbing […]

12 Facts About The Soo Locks For Trolls And Other Novices

My Dad at the Soo Locks Circa 1982 | Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Calkins

So I have a confession to make… I am a lifelong Michigander, and I’ve never been to the Soo Locks or Upper Peninsula. Whew! That feels good to get off my chest. I’ve done plenty of trolling around the lower peninsula, but for some reason this troll never made it across the bridge as a […]

History And Adventure: What’s “UP” With A #MittenTrip To Sault Ste Marie?

Did you know that it takes freighters 18 hours to travel from the Mackinac Bridge to Marquette? From Sault Ste Marie, freighters can reach Casablanca, Morocco in a little under 14 days. That’s pretty impressive! Founded in 1668, Sault Ste Marie (“The Soo”) is the oldest city in Michigan and third oldest city in America […]