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Rotary Island Park

Sugar Island, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
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Best place in the area to view freighter!

Best place to grab a bite to eat from nearby Clydes Restaurant and hang out and watch the... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2017
Jim L
Nice park

I'm not sure you could find a better place to see freighters go by then this park. I have seen this... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
DA L
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West Branch, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Best place to grab a bite to eat from nearby Clydes Restaurant and hang out and watch the freighters go by! The only complaint is the park does not have well maintained bathrooms. Just "outhouses" that actually ruin the wonderful park itself. The sight and...More

1  Thank Jim L
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I'm not sure you could find a better place to see freighters go by then this park. I have seen this park on Facebook but finally went there this October. Very nice park for picnics,kids play area, fishing area for kids, just an all around...More

1  Thank DA L
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is one of our favorite spots. Clydes for supper, drive to the park to eat it and watch the freighters. Last time we were there, we saw swimmers, two men fly fishing and two freighters go by. Love this place.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is a lovely park across from Sugar Island, and the freighters come amazingly close as they pass through the channel. The park itself is clean with many places for families to fish or enjoy the water. There is a dock for launching canoes and...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

For those who are unaware about the location of Rotary Island Park it is not where TripAdvisor has it located on Sugar Island. The park is immediately adjacent Clyde's Drive-In and the Sugar Island Ferry Dock 100 yards to the of the dock in Sault...More

2  Thank William L
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

When we first went here, we didn't realize that there are two sections to this. The main parking lot is where you pick up the Sugar island ferry, and also the home of Clyde's drive-in. Take the narrow road southeast to another parking area, where...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Had fun at the park....friends was Good too have toohang arround....the fudge was great...food was nice too..

Thank deannan141
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Good spot on St Marys river to picnic and watch lake freighters pass by. Free parking. Also car ferry to near by Sugar Island leaves close to here.

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Great place to see freighters up close. Sunny and shady viewing spots. Quiet. Not far from the locks. Nice picnic areas too.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 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
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Michael T
22 September 2017|
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Response from PA-Dan-47 | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can. Very small beech area however, if I recall correctly.
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