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This aerial photo showcases the Soo Locks in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, on a partly cloudy autumn day, providing a unique perspective of the lock systems and surrounding fall foliage, October 16, 2022

Northern (de)Lights: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan’s Shopping Scene

Located south of Canada, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan is home to a historic downtown shopping district with views of the St. Mary’s River and the Soo Locks. Beyond its iconic locks and scenic vistas, this charming town boasts a thriving local shopping scene that adds an extra layer of allure to its character. In this blog post, let’s explore the unique treasures waiting to be discovered in the quaint shops that define Sault Ste. Marie’s local shopping experience.

The Little Gift Shop
125 W Portage Ave.
Begin your local shopping adventure at The Little Gift Shop, nestled near the world-famous Soo Locks. A family owned small business, The Little Gift Shop features art created by local artists as well as classes in painting, string art, and more.

Bird’s Eye Outfitters
107 E Portage Ave.
– A Michigan Retailers Association Member!
For those with an adventurous spirit, Bird’s Eye Outfitters is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. This local shop is stocked with high-quality gear for hiking, kayaking, and exploring the pristine wilderness that surrounds Sault Ste. Marie. Whether you’re a seasoned outdoor person or a novice looking to embark on a new adventure, Bird’s Eye Outfitters provides the equipment and expertise to make your exploration memorable.

The Mole Hole
201 Osborn Boulevard
– A Michigan Retailers Association Member!
Charm, service, and quality gifts are the focus of all The Mole Hole stores. The Mole Hole works hard to find the newest and most interesting gifts and decorative accessories in all price ranges. Many items are made by one artist, or a small cottage industry, whose production is so small that these items are found only in The Mole Hole. 

Das Gift Haus
305 W Portage Ave.
– A Michigan Retailers Association Member!
Das Gift Haus is a local, family-run gift shop offering a wide selection of gifts, souvenirs, and novelty items. Founded in 1971, the business has three locations throughout the Upper Peninsula, one in Sault Ste. Marie, one in St. Ignace, and one in Munising. Currently, Das is headed by general manager, Raymond Bell, who is the third generation in his family to run the gift shop. He is proud to carry on the family business by offering tourists and local shoppers a great selection of souvenirs, gifts, novelty items, and more.

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, invites visitors to embrace the warmth of its local shopping scene, where each store reflects the city’s history, creativity, and natural beauty. So, the next time you find yourself in this enchanting town, take a leisurely stroll through its local shops – you might just uncover treasures that capture the spirit of Sault Ste. Marie.

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