"My husband and I will be camping just outside of St. Ignace. What are the must see/do things in the area of St. Ignace & Sault Ste. Marie? We would like to take a day or two and travel north toward Sault Ste. Marie on motorcycle. Any suggestions on a good place to eat in the Sault Ste. Marie area? How long does it take to get to Sault Ste Marie area from St. Ignace? Is there a nice scenic route as opposed to driving the main highway? Overall, any ideas or suggestions?"
Beautiful area, scenery is #1. The reply about your being aware of mackinaw island. Thats a huge draw. The town is small, its a touristry town, with some stores downtown, and some decent places to eat.
Clyde's for sure for burger's and fries or onion rings... ooOooo... but there are some other restaurants there we like, one is the Hillside right near down town. Up on a hill of the main street, its a family owned business with good food. we love breakfast there and the view out the windows. There are some nice scenic turn outs, and visitor information stops by the bridge. One there to the west of the hwy, is quite modern. offers fantastic views of the bridge, and information on the building of the bridge. mackinaw city on the other side of the bridge offers more shopping and entertainment per se, and you might want to drive over there and explore also. Darrow's is a popular eatery. Check out posts using the search box for places to eat in those cities and things to do. The fort in mackinaw city is neat. I would heartily recommend your taking the old road up to the SOO as they call sault ste marie. It's the Mackinaw trail and it starts off the road near the casino. it is marked. Its a two lane paved road, but its more scenic of a drive then the hwy if you have time. You can bomb around the soo, take in the locks, get an ice cream cone, eat at The Antlers out by the power plant east of town a short drive, tour the Valley camp freighter, or take a SOO lock boat tour. you can just sit in the LOCKS park and enjoy it too. There is a park right on the river by Sugar island and the Ferry. You can park and be steps away from the water. there is another CLYDES hamburger stand there too. Its a great spot to stop and take a break and enjoy the view. You can also drive over to Brimley on the back roads, driving around Whiskey bay, and keep on going up to White Fish pt. You will go by the Taquamanon River mouth park, Paradise michigan, and at White Fish point there is a mariner Museum and a rocky beach right on Lake Superior. The view is wonderful, it can be cool, literally, and ppl hunt for Agate rocks. there are indian casinos in the SOO and Brimley. It's a neat area to explore for sure. I tried not to be too redundant from other stuff posted. Going west on US 2 out of town is a nice ride too. If you can make it as far WEST as Seney, the Wild life refuge is a must stop for a coupla hours minimum. Enjoy. we love the area, and usually camp in the state park there in St Ignace. Nice Glenn's market in town for supplies!
Some good pizza at the Driftwood Sports bar and motel in town, and there is a neat little deli right on the board walk down town. Blue building, Freshwater Foods I think it was called, same owners as Antlers restaurant up in the SOO, man they had tasty fresh deli stuff. Not a huge selection, not a fancy place, just basics but sure was quaility and good. Walk the board walk and read the signs the local town put up about the history of the town. Its actually pretty neat. I WANNA GO BACK!!! :)