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Sault, Michigan Parks

Alford Park
Location: Downtown Sault MI, near the Hydroelectric Plant
This 3 acre park is on the water front. and includes a lighted waterfront walkway with benches and railing. Fishermen and sightseers use it equally. It also includes horseshoe pits and an outdoor skateboarding facility.
Ashmun Bay Park
Location: Downtown Sault MI, under the International Bridge
This 36 acre park is just west of the city's downtown and offers the only major boat launch into the upper St Mary River.
Malcolm Park
Location: Sault, MI near the Airport Terminal
This 32 acre park is Main ballfield facility in the community, with nine ball fields (fast pitch, slow pitch, softball, women's and little leagues), most have complete dugouts, bleachers, and restrooms.
Minneapolis Woods Recreation Area - website
Location: 2601 Minneapolis St. (east of M-129)     Phone: (906) 635-5341; Chalet Phone: (906) 635-6961
Minneapolis Woods Recreation Area is the City's major outdoor winter recreational facility. The park has recently been enhanced by the addition of tubing runs and tow ropes for both the ski/snowboard hill and tubing runs. Minneapolis Woods alos has a heated chalet with a concession, and a view of the entire hill.
In-Season open Tuesday-Thursday: 3pm to 9pm; Friday: 3pm to 10am; Saturday: 10am to 10pm; Sunday: 12pm to 9pm Admission: Adult $5 US, children $3 US. Children 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.
Rotary Island Park
Location: Sault, MI near the Sugar Island Ferry Dock
This 3 acre park is located with a great view of the lake carriers in the lower St. Mary's River. There are picnic tables, playground equipment, vault toilets and the ability to launch small boats.
Sherman Park - website
Location: 4th Avenue & 24th Street     Phone: (906) 635-5075
Sherman Park is a 68.7 acre park located on the upper St. Mary's River, and contains the City's only public beach. This park is open May 15-October 15 from 6:00am-11:00pm Park amenities include a campground, concessions, large pavilion, playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, a ballfield, and nature trails for walks and cross-country skiing.
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
Location: Whitefish Point, west of Sault, MI     Phone: 906-492-3596
Lake Superior forms a natural funnel for migrating birds. Large number of raptors, waterfowl and shorebirds pass this point each spring and fall. Guided bird walks, banding demonstrations and other programs are offered. Open April 1 to October 15 from 10 am to 6 pm. Admission is free or by donation.
Mackinac Island State Park
Location: PO Box 370, Mackinac Island, MI 49757     Phone: (906) 847-3328
"By being 80 percent parkland and restricting traffic to bikes, boots, and four legged horsepower...Its ambience is pure Midwestern wholesomeness," wrote Conde'nast Traveler magazine, July 1999, in an article entitled "The World's 20 most beautiful Islands". Most of Mackinac Island is State Park. There are 1,800 acres under canopies of ceders and birches. Limestone bluffs tower over wild flowers and crystal waters.
Brimley State Park
Location: 9200 West 6-Mile Rd     Phone: (906) 248-3422
A modern 269 site campground with electric on site and dump station for taking on water. Located at the Southern end of Whitefish Bay. Mini cabin available. Canadian Hills visible from the clean sandy beach on beautiful Lake Superior.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Location: 41382 West M-123, Paradise, MI 49768     Phone: (906) 492-3415
Four mile classical ski trail is groomed at the upper falls. The remainder of park is open to cross country skiing to those who prefer to make their own trails.
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