Sault Ste. Marie and Drummond Island Face Off in Foliage Competition

With fall just around the corner, colorful leaves are popping up across Northern Michigan.

A new campaign by Pure Michigan hopes to capture the beauty.

Pure Michigan wants fans to vote on which places they think are the best spots to view foliage.

The winners get featured as part of their fall and seek campaign.

This week it’s Sault Ste. Marie versus Drummond Island.

“It’s kind of neat that they gave our viewers this opportunity to choose,” Sault CVB Communications Coordinator Mariah Goos, said.

Just about 24 hours for fans to make a choice in the battle of bright-leaved glory.

Two juggernauts, Drummond Island and Sault Ste. Marie, both known for beautiful landscapes

But which one is featured in Pure Michigan’s fall and seek campaign, that’s for you to decide.

“Their whole gameplay was to come across the Upper Peninsula from west to east and instead of them pick the destinations they decided to let the viewers, their people speak up and say where they wanted them to go,” Goos, explained.

So which area has better foliage? It’s a tough choice.

“As a kid you know we were always on Drummond Island so it’s a part of me, but my love is Sault Ste. Marie, you know that! The colors that we get, we get some beautiful colors we get some reds and oranges, and the reds this year I noticed are really red. So when you get that yellow, red and orange it’s just beautiful,” Sault CVB Executive Director Linda Hoath, expressed.

The Sault touts their backdrop of freighters and cityscapes, But Drummond Island swears by its remoteness.

“We almost feel like we are the forgotten corner. Drummond is just really a beautiful place and there is so many places you can see the foliage of the island, we have two golf courses we have 34 inland lakes, and 150 miles of shoreline. When the colors are out its fantastic here,” Drummond Island Tourism Associate Beth Lewis, said.

Both say a little friendly competition never hurt anyone.

“I think this is what’s fun, it’s because we all like each other, we all collaborate and work together so it’s just a little bit of competing and make yourselves step up,” Hoath, added.

Voting started on Monday.

You can vote by commenting “Drummond Island” or “Sault Ste. Marie” on Pure Michigan’s Facebook page post.