10 Telltale Signs You'll Love Fall in The City

A cherished season here in the North, and so many ways to celebrate its profound beauty. You better get started!

Farmer Bob's Corn Maze

Mockingbird Hill Farm is the romantic dream of Farmer Bob, who delves deep into his Metis roots to recreate his heritage. The Farm depicts a typical horse-drawn homestead farm with the pioneer's menagerie of animals: a few pigs, sheep, goats, cows, chickens, ducks, turkeys, cats and dogs.

Get Lost in the A-Maize-ing Corn Maze!

The Corn Maze is a highlight of the season, with a walking trail puzzle cut through the towering corn stalks. Walking through is a conquest. There are checkpoints throughout the Maze that will document your journey and the design is different each year! It's so much fun for every age!

Located at 943 Landslide Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
(705) 253-4712

Mill Market

The Mill Market is a place to celebrate all the great things grown, raised, and crafted in Northern Ontario. From farm-fresh products, arts, and handcrafts to local artisans, musicians, and live animals, experience the vivid living culture of our naturally gifted community. This location offers 13,000 square feet of indoor space, with 15 acres of property, ample parking, and easy accessibility via Canal Drive and the city-wide Hub Trail. This is truly one of the most cherished gifts in our community. Mill Market celebrates and brings the community together. A perfect place to spend a morning or afternoon.

Located at 35 Canal Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, ON.

(May 21-October 9)
Wednesdays 12pm-6 pm
Saturdays 8 am-2 pm

Algoma Conservatory - Three Amazing Concerts

October 23, 2016 - Anne Louise-Turgeon - Sinfonia Toronto Piano at The Machine Shop, 7:30 pm

An outstanding professional chamber orchestra with Anne Louise-Turgeon performing the great Rachmaninoff piano concerto no.2.

November 26, 2016 - Worbey & Farrell - "Last Night of the Proms" at The Machine Shop, 7:30 pm

From England. They have played with the world's leading orchestras, achieved over a million hits on YouTube, and entertained in over 150 counties with their barnstorming blend of sparky comedy and sensational piano playing.

Order your tickets here!

Hiawatha Hialands

In total, 50 km of trails traverse the 3,000-acre Hiawatha Highlands wilderness preserve. Hiawatha contains marked trails and is open daily all year. This is truly one of the most spectacular highlights of the city.

Photo: John O'Donnell

Located at 780 Landslide Rd.
Call: 705-256-7258
Visit: www.hiawathahighlands.com

Stokely Creek

Just a 30-minute drive from downtown Sault Ste. Marie and lying along the rolling hills of the Canadian Shield, Stokely Creek offers hikers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers the opportunity to explore a fall and winter’s paradise. Over 130 km of well-marked trails expand through 8,400 acres of privately-held land, including 3,000 acres of land owned by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, making Stokely Creek one of the four largest cross-country ski resorts in North America. Trails receive over 200 inches of lake effect snow per year, guaranteeing snow every winter.

Call: 705-649-3421 or 866-786-5359
Visit: www.stokelycreek.com

Agawa Canyon Tour Train

Photo: Tourism SSM

All aboard for a one-day wilderness rail excursion over towering trestles, alongside pristine northern lakes and rivers and through the rugged mixed forests and granite rock formations of the Canadian Shield. Tour is highlighted with a stopover in beautiful Agawa Canyon Park.

Call: 800-461-6020
Visit: www.agawatrain.com

The Great Outdoors

The great outdoors surrounding Sault Ste. Marie is a world unto itself, and in the autumn, it’s a place where adventure is just around the corner. There are
many things to do, many places to go and many ways to explore. See the fall colours in all their glory on a driving tour or on foot at one of the Provincial Parks in the area. It’s all up to you and whatever your interests are. There are many places to explore and some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.

Call: 800-461-6020
Visit: www.northernontario.com

Art Gallery of Algoma

The natural beauty of the waterfront and the city’s boardwalk makes a perfect backdrop for the Elsie Savoie Sculpture Park and leads visitors to the Art Gallery of Algoma. The Gallery offers approximately 20 different exhibitions each year. The impressive permanent collection of over 5,000 works includes international, national, and local art, both contemporary and historical. Rotating exhibitions represent the permanent collection, travelling exhibitions and exhibitions by contemporary artists. In 2015 the AGA celebrated our 40th anniversary. The Gallery offers classes for children and adults, exhibition tours and workshops in a variety of mediums. Come and visit the Gallery Shop which offers a wide selection of gifts, jewelry and art made by local artists.

Located at 10 East St, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Call: 705-949-9067
Visit: www.artgalleryofalgoma.com or
Facebook page for more details and for calendar of events and exhibitions. Twitter: @ArtAlgoma

Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site

Photo: Tourism SSM

Completed in 1895, the Sault Ste. Marie Canal provided a navigable channel between Lakes Huron and Superior and formed the last link in an all-Canadian transportation route. Once the longest lock in the world and the first to operate with electrical power, the canal has since been equipped with a modern lock and continues to serve recreational boaters from May to October. One of Canada’s heritage canals, the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site is maintained by Parks Canada to protect and present the site’s cultural and natural features. Visitors can view the original equipment still in use today, take a guided tour, explore the Visitor Centre and walk the nature trails. Picnic grounds, accessible washrooms and ample parking are available. The Visitor Centre and gift shop are open from mid-May to mid-October.

Call: 705-941-6205
Visit: www.parkscanada.gc.ca/sault

Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site

Photo: Tourism SSM

Begin your tour in our new Heritage Discovery Centre, where you are introduced to our “stories steeped in stone” through a multi-media theatre production. Visit the 1812 interactive gallery, and shop in the Voyageur Trading Post gift shop where we offer truly Canadian items. Then step back in time to the Ermatinger Old Stone House, built in 1812-1814. It is the oldest stone building North West of Toronto. The Clergue Blockhouse stands as a testimony and residence of industrialist Francis H. Clergue. The stone base was once used as the North West Fur Company’s powder magazine. Costumed interpreters are available seasonally. Daily happenings and Seasonal Special Events occur on Site. Open year round.

Call: 705-759-5443
Visit: www.ecnhs.com

About Dionne Elgie

Dionne Elgie grew up in Sault Ste. Marie and has a deep personal love for this city, and like many Saultites, a real passion for the great outdoors. Along with her team at DIG (Digital Intelligence Group)—she works with Tourism Sault Ste. Marie to curate compelling travel stories and collect truly useful tour tips that appeal to both local residents and out-of-town visitors. You can contact Dionne at dionne@digdeep.ca—she’d love to hear from you!

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