Sault Ste. Marie log home
Come to this border town where the U.P. meets Canada for some of the best boating anywhere, great hunting and fishing, and the enjoyment and great privacy of this spectacular log and stone home.
If you love horses and riding those facilities are here as well with an 82x100 pole barn providing ample space for your boating and outdoor equipment and stalls and an adjacent 8-acre fenced pasture for the horses. The property includes a full 360 acres and it may be possible to add a private lake. Taken together the American and Canadian Soo are twice as large as any city in the U.P. with over 100,000 people and the restaurants, hospital, jet air service and cultural opportunities built to serve them.
The passage from Lake Huron into Lake Superior though the Locks is the world's busiest in terms of tonnage. It is an experience not to be missed to see the big, 1,000-foot ore boats passing through, but what you`ll quickly realize is that this area has so much more to offer than the drama of these big boats. If you dive in and explore this becomes a gateway to a vast and diverse playground of outdoor adventures in the U.P. and Canada.
Here you`ll discover some of the finest boating you can find anywhere on Lake Superior, Lake Huron, and the North Channel. Many marinas are available at Sault Sainte Marie, Detour, Mackinac, St. Ignace, Cedarville, as many more on the Canadian side and Hilton Beach and Jack`s Landing on St. Joseph`s Island. You`ll have no trouble finding a place to launch your boat and if you own one that you can keep at the house and trailer to the hot spots it opens up rich boating and fishing opportunities.
Fishermen can explore thousands of smaller inland lakes for Walleye, Brook Trout, Lake trout, pike, and perch in close proximity, within three hours or less from the house across the border. World class Great Lakes musky fishing in Munoscong Bay is 20 minutes by boat from the house and many giant fish over 50 inches and 30 pounds are caught every summer. A website that should catch the imagination of fishermen is Fishing the Soo.
Recreation choices vary with the seasons and include a wide variety of places to go and things to do including Tahquamenon Falls, Searchmont Ski Resort in Canada, endless snowmobile, 4-wheeler, and horseback riding trails in every direction, the Great Lake Shipwreck Museum, and the spectacular Algoma Central Railway train rides into the Canadian wild in the deep snows of winter or the spectacle of fall colors, an experience you will remember. In winter explore the wild to your heart`s content by snowmobile as featured at Ontario snowmobiling.
You’ll see wildlife in abundance with black bear, moose, and great grey owls living on the property. Snowy owls from the arctic come south in the winter months and this is a migration rout for a great variety of hawks. Whitetail deer, gray wolves, ruffed grouse and sharptail grouse live here year round. Canadian geese and a dozen species of ducks migrate through the region with many returning to nest on the property in ponds and rivers.
Important services are conveniently available with scheduled jet service from Kinchloe, now the Chippewa County International Airport, a former SAC air base. Health services are also nearby at War Memorial Hospital in the Soo. Many good websites describe the pleasures of this area and its services and attractions. I have included a sampling here to start you on your exploration of the area. (Some are a little slow to open but give them a chance - it`s worth it):
Sault Convention and Visitors Bureau
Wickipedia Sault Ste. Marie Michigan
Soo Evening News
Wikipedia Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
Sault Ste. Marie Canada
Lake Superior State University
We are having a mild fall and a late winter. Come see it now.
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