This area of the state looks good to ride. I would not expect much traffic. I will be taking roads that are less likely to have car traffic. I will stair step my way up to Sault Ste. Marie.
The Soo refers to the Sault Ste. Marie city area (pronounced Soo Saint Marie). The St. Mary's river connects Lake Superior and Lake Huron. Sault is the French word for rapids. These rapids needed to be portaged and the usefulness of locks allowed larger ships to carry the iron ore and other heavy cargo.
There is a Sault Ste. Marie Michigan and Canada. This is a major hub in this part of the state and province. The Michigan city is the second largest city in the Upper Peninsula.
There has been a settlement here for the last 12,000 years. The first European settlement was established by Father Marquette, who also founded St. Ignace. These areas were used as a mission and posts for fur trade.
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