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The interpretive center, in a simple log building, awaits you for an informative visit.
Browse through exhibits on the history and ecosystem of Sugarloaf. Pick up an interpretive book or a cold beverage. Talk with our staff and volunteers about Sugarloaf and the North Shore. Hours are flexible. During the summer months call 218-663-7679 to arrange a tour. Otherwise call 218-525-0001.
Sugarloaf Cove is maintained by Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association, a non-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and interpretation of Sugarloaf Cove and the North Shore.
At Sugarloaf Cove, you'll find an easy one-mile interpretive hiking trail. Just grab a trail guide and start walking!
The trail begins at the east end of the parking lot and winds through the forest and over 1.1 billion year old rocks. Enjoy the trees, birds and wildflowers, then take in breathtaking views of Lake Superior and scenic Sugarloaf Point. Spend some time at the beach, examining the polished rocks left behind by glacial ice and savoring the sound of waves rolling across the cobblestones. Marvel at the magical restoration of a rare Lake Superior coastal wetland. Then discover the hidden secrets of Sugarloaf Creek and remnants of the logging era as you follow the trail back to our interpretive center.
Sugarloaf Trail Guide (more detailed but older)
We take great pride in our work restoring Sugarloaf Cove. The Cove was one of the most heavily impacted industrial sites on the North Shore. Now, after 30 years of recovery, it is becoming one of the most beautiful sites on the Shore.
Read detailed information about our restoration program (Courtesy of Pat Collins of the Minnesota DNR.)