Fly from New York to Sault Ste. Marie for a tour of the city’s unique aviation history, exciting festivals, and emerging local arts scene.
Nestled along the St. Marys River, you’ll find there’s a lot more to Sault Ste. Marie than its picturesque landscape. At the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, discover a collection of over 20 vintage airplanes. Get into the cockpit at one of the centre’s flight simulators and glide over the treetops.
For a family-friendly adventure, check out the phenomenal Bushplane Days Festival in the summer. Featuring carnival games and train rides, the event is hosted by the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre. You won’t want to miss the festival’s grand finale, an air show with a Bombardier 415 water bomber along the St. Marys River.
Make your next stop the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site. Step into an old-world abode at the Ermatinger Old Stone House, built in 1814. A museum at the site showcases a treasure trove of artifacts and informative exhibits about the city’s mining era.
Sault Ste. Marie hosts an array of annual arts and cultural festivals. The Algoma Fall Festival has been a local favorite for more than 40 years. Watch this incredible display of visual arts and live performances unfold on your trip from New York to Sault Ste. Marie. The festival is best known for showcasing the homegrown sounds of Canadian blues music and grassroots rock and roll.
Head over to Queen Street in scenic downtown Sault Ste. Marie. With sandstone brick exteriors, the buildings on this corridor are a stroll through the 19th century. A short walk down East Street is the Art Gallery of Algoma. Experience a special twist with a painting lesson, and your own-curated masterpiece to take home to New York.
Indulge in some beachside relaxation at Pointe des Chênes when you fly from New York to Sault Ste. Marie. Situated at the point where Lake Superior joins the St. Marys River, this beach is an outdoor escape from Sault Ste. Marie’s growing urban centre.
The beach is a popular destination for cool summer breezes and windsurfing. Novice windsurfers are more than welcome to ride Pointe des Chênes’ rhythmic waves. If you’re enjoying the other water activities, like swimming or sunbathing, don’t miss the eye-catching views of Michigan’s tree-lined shores across the water.
The area also boasts 106 campgrounds that cater to avid campers. You won’t have to worry about roughing it in these rugged woods. Nearly all of the campsites come equipped with running water and electricity.
Against the backdrop of a scenic sunset, enjoy a quiet dinner at a picnic table. Get a campfire going and fill the air with the tantalizing aroma of roasting marshmallows.
The warmer months are made for lounging on the sand or by a campfire, but winter brings its own surprises. Frozen waves create postcard-worthy formations along the banks of Pointe des Chênes.
Only a 10-minute drive away from the Sault Ste. Marie Airport, make Pointe des Chênes your first stop when you fly from New York to Sault Ste. Marie.
Heed the call of the great outdoors when you fly from New York to Sault Ste. Marie.
Embark on a tour of Fort Creek and its roving nature trails, perfect for cycling and hiking. You’ll cross-striking steel and wood bridges, over winding streams and deep ravines.
Start your journey on the John Rowswell Hub Trail; a 22 km path that loops around the entire downtown of Sault Ste. Marie. Along the way, you’ll pass a few popular points of interest, including the Ermatinger Old Stone House and the pristine waterfront with its public art exhibits.
However, the real fun begins further inland, on the Fort Creek section of the trail.
Explore 191 acres of lush greenery and wildlife in the Fort Creek Conservation Area. If you’re lucky, you may come across a natural dam, built by the iconic, Canadian beaver. Other notable woodland creatures along the trail include the regal broad-winged hawk, and shy white-tailed deer.
In between the green foliage, you’ll see an occasional hint of yellow. It’s most likely a flicker from the majestic wings of monarch butterflies. Its caterpillars are also a common sight in the park, where they feast on native milkweed plants.
Besides biking and running along its trails, the onset of snowy winters transforms the park for new outdoor activities, like snowshoeing.
Whatever the season, make the most of the great outdoors in Fort Creek when you fly from New York to Sault Ste. Marie.
Fly from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Sault Ste. Marie Airport (YAM), with a quick connection in Toronto. New York to Sault Ste. Marie flight time is 2 hours and 50 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from New York to Sault Ste. Marie is around 1,055 km / 655 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.