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Rotary Park

Sugar Island, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
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Boatnerding trip

Highly recommended area if you are like us that was visiting strictly to see ships and take... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Outstanding freighhter-watching spot

I can't come to the Soo without spending some time at the park watching the freighters go by. It's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
South Bend, Indiana
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  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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“sugar island” (18 reviews)
“picnic tables” (10 reviews)
“small park” (5 reviews)
Sugar Island, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended area if you are like us that was visiting strictly to see ships and take pictures. We met amazing locals there and always enjoyed being there.

Thank Bex3975
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't come to the Soo without spending some time at the park watching the freighters go by. It's not big, but it's well-kept and nice.

Thank MHersh328
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I love to go to Rotary Park. The freighters come right by there and they are so close! There are benches and picnic tables there. Clyde's Drive In is there too if you want to get something to eat. I love to go there and...More

Thank Rubygirl14
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Small park, but usually can find a place to park...was here twice...once in March when the Soo Locks opened and again in June with friends. Perfect spot for viewing the Ferry to Sugar Island and Freighters that come and go down the river. There were...More

Thank RetireeOTR
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Rotary park is a great place to stop and relax for a moment, to watch the lower lakers as they pass by and to have a quick lunch or full on picnic. Its a small park and can get full quickly on a busy, beautiful...More

Thank markparrish61
Reviewed 2 June 2017

One of the most relaxing, beautiful parks one will ever go to. There is picnic tables, playground, kayak dock launch, enclosed area for children to fish, outdoor bathrooms, and the view is beyond works!!!

Thank Blondieontheriver
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is one of the best places to have a picnic and watch the freighters go by. In this location they are really close so you can see every detail and get great photo's. Clyde's drive inn restaurant is next door so you can grab...More

2  Thank Yone L
Reviewed 25 March 2017

On a busy freighter day you can see them up close and personal and have lunch or a snack as well. Love Rotary Park

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Rotary park is a short distance from the locks and offers a view of the ships in motion at a close distance. it is a well kept park on the banks of the St Mary's river. The ships are close enough to be seen well....More

Thank Fred_49341
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Gorgeous park with small information build and 2 story view area, we spent a few hours in the park visiting and watching the ships go by. Being so close makes it a very impressing thing to watch as these very large cargo ships pass thru.

Thank Eric M
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