Sugarloaf Cove
Nature Center

Explore 1.1 billion year old lava flows and a beautiful cobblestone beach, along the Lake Superior shoreline near Schroeder, MN

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Working with you to preserve and restore Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior

Founded in 1993 to protect and restore beautiful Sugarloaf Cove, Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association promotes the restoration and preservation of the entire North Shore. We offer fun, educational programs for all ages at the Cove, and are teaching North Shore landowners how to become better stewards of their land through our forest restoration and invasive plant control efforts. Sugarloaf is a 501-c-3 nonprofit. We appreciate the support of our donors. Make a donation today!

Upcoming Events

Aug
22
Thu
8:00 am Bird Exploration Adventure
Bird Exploration Adventure
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Bird Exploration Adventure
The second half of August may not feel like the end of summer, but for many birds it is. The young are fledged and learning their way around the bird world, and many are already... View Article
Aug
23
Fri
7:00 am Bird Banding Demos
Bird Banding Demos
Aug 23 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bird Banding Demos @ Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center | Schroeder | Minnesota | United States
Have you ever had the opportunity to see a wild bird up close? Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is participating in bird research by banding birds. This gives us a chance to figure out things like... View Article
Aug
24
Sat
10:00 am Photo Scavenger Hunt
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Photo Scavenger Hunt
We humans take a lot of pictures of things with our phones and tablets – let’s do a photo shoot at Sugarloaf and see what we can find. We will have a competitive list of... View Article
Aug
25
Sun
10:00 am North Shore Geology Walks
North Shore Geology Walks
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
North Shore Geology Walks @ Sugarloaf Cove | Schroeder | Minnesota | United States
There are so many different kinds of rocks on the Sugarloaf Beach! How did they form, how did Lake Superior get here, did all these rocks come from around here, how do you know an... View Article
Aug
30
Fri
7:00 am Bird Banding Demos
Bird Banding Demos
Aug 30 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bird Banding Demos @ Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center | Schroeder | Minnesota | United States
Have you ever had the opportunity to see a wild bird up close? Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is participating in bird research by banding birds. This gives us a chance to figure out things like... View Article
Aug
31
Sat
10:00 am Life on the Edge
Life on the Edge
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Life on the Edge
Sugarloaf Point is a study in things that are tough and manage to survive and some might even say thrive in this chilly, weather beaten place. We’ll explore some of the elders, feature some pioneers,... View Article
Sep
7
Sat
7:00 am Bird Banding Demos
Bird Banding Demos
Sep 7 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bird Banding Demos @ Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center | Schroeder | Minnesota | United States
Have you ever had the opportunity to see a wild bird up close? Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is participating in bird research by banding birds. This gives us a chance to figure out things like... View Article
Sep
8
Sun
9:00 am Plein Air Paint Out at Cove
Plein Air Paint Out at Cove
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Plein Air Paint Out at Cove
You are invited to a Plein Air Paint Out at Sugarloaf Cove on September 8. From 1 – 4pm there will be a Plein Air composition workshop by Richard Abraham. Learn to develop your composition... View Article
Sep
14
Sat
7:00 am Bird Banding Demos
Bird Banding Demos
Sep 14 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bird Banding Demos @ Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center | Schroeder | Minnesota | United States
Have you ever had the opportunity to see a wild bird up close? Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is participating in bird research by banding birds. This gives us a chance to figure out things like... View Article
10:00 am The Secret Lives of Animals
The Secret Lives of Animals
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Secret Lives of Animals
Join Ryan Pennesi–Naturalist, Photographer, and Wildlife technician–for a fantastic slideshow presentation of photos Ryan captured with his trail cameras. He will also talk about trail cameras and how they function. An optional hike afterwards will... View Article