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Old 04-09-2011, 08:13 PM
 
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that does suck. only city i ever hear of anything really entertaining going on in the U.P. is Escanbana, MI.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:41 PM
 
Location: At the end of the road, where the trail begins.
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that does suck. only city i ever hear of anything really entertaining going on in the U.P. is Escanbana, MI.


You really are a clown, aren't you? Thanks for the laugh.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:51 PM
 
Location: At the end of the road, where the trail begins.
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I've always liked Sault Ste. Marie. Very quiet, very low key. But then if I was seeking excitement I would head to a big city, not the U.P.

I think the one poster was saying that the Soo should focus on revitalizing itself as a city, not a tourist destination. Once things start picking up community wise, the tourists will naturally gravitate there (since it does have the locks and the Canadian crossing going for it already).
I could be wrong tho and perhaps they meant something else
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Marquette, MI
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Jeeg~ yes that's exactly what I was trying to get at. Tourism for tourist sake is not a good business model for any city.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:20 AM
 
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Is Sault, Canada nicer? I'm getting the feeling the US side is viewed, if not 3rd world, as a 2nd world border town by Canadians. It would fit the trend.
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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Is Sault, Canada nicer? I'm getting the feeling the US side is viewed, if not 3rd world, as a 2nd world border town by Canadians. It would fit the trend.

Yes, the Canadian side is nicer and has greater population.
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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Curiousity question for the locals (or former residents)..... How often do the residents cross over to the Canadian side per year on average?
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:46 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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When I lived there we used to cross over to Canada a couple times a week. Of course that was long before the border got to be such a PITA to cross back into the US. Plus I had a lot of friends that lived over there crossings were often enough that most of the border patrol on both sides knew me by first name, and almost never gave me any hassle.
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:16 PM
 
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Visited the UP this past Summer for the first time after having lived in Michigan for nearly 40 years. We stayed in Sault Ste. Marie for 2 days. That was at least one day too long. The town is rundown and boring. We stayed at what was considered to be one of the better hotels, The Ramada Ojibway. Overpriced, dirty, rundown and seen far, far better days. Had LOUSY food in the restaurant. One bright spot was a wonderful Italian meal we had. Too bad I can't recall the name of the restaurant. It was family owned and absolutely delicious. One did not expect to find Italian food of that caliber in the UP. Also had GREAT blueberry pancakes at a restaurant across from our hotel. I believe it was called The Landmark.

We toured The Valley Camp and watched the ships come into the locks. Glad we saw it but, would never go back. It's too bad..As mentioned by someone else, the town could be so much more than it is.

We absolutely loved White Fish Point and Munising.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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You really are a clown, aren't you? Thanks for the laugh.

i try my best! lol

I guess there's a concert bar in escabana MI that has been recently gaining a lot of rep. I hear of bands and rappers playing there all the time.
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