Sault Ste Marie Youth Winter Activities

Sault Ste Marie's winterís are typical for Canada, with the "lake effect" keeping them somewhat mild, yet allowing a lot of snow to fall. Barring unusual cold spells, there is enough snow to make snow forts, toboggan and cross-country ski in the city. Here are a couple of winter suggestions:

  1. Skate outdoors Many communities maintain outdoor rinks, but you can also visit the more scenic outdoor rinks (no hockey sticks):
  2. Take a hike along the city's bike paths. They're especially pretty with fresh snow on the ground. The most scenic are:
  3. Go tobogganning at the various hills in the area:
    • P Patch (Ontario) area has parklands to north and east has several toboggan hills
    • Sault Seal Recreation Area (Michigan) has a 60 foot sledding hill (unlit) and 4 tubing runs (lit) with a heated chalet on premises with concessions. (open Tuesday-Sunday ftom 3 - 9 pm)
    • Brady Park - Water Street (Michigan) - Sledding with no schedule and no lights.
    >Go cross-country skiing:
    • Algonquin Ski Trail (Michigan): Located in the city limits of Sault Ste. Marie on W. 16th Avenue. Approximately nine miles of groomed trail that is lighted for night use.
    • Hiawatha Highlands (Ontario) - 10 km N of SSM, offers 40 km of trails groomed for cross-country skiing with some skating trails. A 2 km trail is lighted for night skiing on certain nights.
    • the Algoma Highlands (Ontario) along Lake Superior's Eastern Shore
  4. Head out of town The countryside around Sault Ste Marie has some winter wonderlands with lots of snow.
  5. Enjoy the holiday light displays In December each year, there are several popular holiday light displays downtown.
  6. Go skiing at a number of nearby ski hills, including Searchmont and Buttermilk to the north, and Kamistokia and Munt Dufour to the east
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