Sault Ste. Marie Canal: Stop by the Locks
We were at a low point on our cross Canada road trip because of a tick bite back in Wabigoon and exhaustion setting in from constant travel. The possibility of getting Lyme disease was a bit of a downer but enough about that. We finished our tour of Lake Superior and headed on to Sault Ste. Marie.
Despite all that, we had a wonderful time visiting the Sault Ste Marie canal. It's a parks Canada historic site so we got in free with our Discovery Pass.
You can rent those bikes with the really fat tires to ride around the park or you can hike like we did. It was a great walk in nature for a park so close to the city.
Once you get over the actual canal bit of the park it becomes more of a nature reserve.
Sault Ste Marie is really close to the USA there is a bridge that crosses over to Michigan.
There are some nice trails in the park for walking. It felt great to relax for a while and make us feel less exhausted.
Sault Ste. Marie isn't a big city but it was still pretty cool to be in this park away from the traffic.
We saw ducks and frogs.
We looked over the water at the USA.
We chanted U.S.A., U.S.A. as we like to do when we see the American Flag.
The ducks appeared to be enjoying themselves. It was a pretty cool National Historic site and we got in for free because of Canada 150. After this, we ended up getting a hotel room in Sault Ste. Marie to get a good nights sleep. We felt so much better and ready for more road tripping.
If you liked reading about our trip to the Sault Ste. Marie Canal then you will like reading about the rest of our Canada 150 road trip where we stop at many different Parks Canada National Parks all the way across this huge country of ours. It was a lot of fun and seeing some of the parks will inspire you to visit them for yourself.