5 Best Spots For A Picnic In Sault Ste. Marie

The sun is out, the weather is warm, and it's time to grab a picnic lunch and enjoy the green space in the city! If you don't want to pack your picnic, no problem—here are four places that will pack one for you to go!

Hiawatha Highlands

This is the perfect destination for a picnic, a hike on the trails, for the kids to explore the playground, a visit the gardens, and a stroll on the walking paths.

780 Landslide Road, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Fort Creek

This conservation area covers approximately 77 hectares (191 acres) and is situated in the middle of Sault Ste. Marie, creating the perfect escape in the heart of the city.

Enjoy the diverse wildlife habitat, hiking, picnicking, and crossing some of the most beautiful bridges in the city.

Located at the bottom of Second Line hill in Sault Ste. Marie, ON.

Bellevue Park

Bellevue Park is 17 hectares in size and offers a large playground area, 2.4 km of asphalt walkway, multiple floral beds, and a display greenhouse which is open to the public. The playground area now features the new Adventure & Sensory Playground for you to enjoy.

Movies are shown at the band shell during the summer months, so you can enjoy an afternoon or evening picnic with a movie.

128 Sackville Road Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Parks Canada - Sault Ste. Marie Canal

On the edge of the rapids at Sault Ste. Marie, lie the historic buildings, antique machinery and picturesque grounds of the Sault Ste. Marie Canal, which makes for the perfect picnic stop.

Whitefish Island, to the south of the canal, was a First Nations encampment for hundreds of years, and offers over 3 km of scenic nature trails that take you under the International Bridge right to the edge of the St. Mary’s Rapids. Picnic areas, guided tours, displays, brochures, an audio-visual presentation, ample parking, and a gift shop are available on site as well.

Clergue Park by the Art Gallery of Algoma

The Art Gallery of Algoma is an art museum located on the St. Marys River in Sault Ste. Marie. Featuring local, national, and international artists, it holds a collection of over 4,000 works of art and conveniently located beside Clergue Park. Climb up on top of the oversized table and chairs and take in the beautiful surroundings of the waterfront.

Grab A Picnic To Go

Cafe Natura

Vibe Eatery

Shabby Motley


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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