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

Jul
19
Thu
7:00 am Bird Banding Demos
Bird Banding Demos
Jul 19 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
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
Jul
20
Fri
1:00 pm Minnesota Point- Life in and on ...
Minnesota Point- Life in and on ...
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Explore one of the longest freshwater sand spits on earth.  What thrives on a sand spit? How do they make it here in the land of wind and waves? There are some surprising natives in... View Article
Jul
21
Sat
10:00 am The Not-So-Common Common Tern
The Not-So-Common Common Tern
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Not-So-Common Common Tern @ Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center | Schroeder | Minnesota | United States
Restoration of Interstate Wildlife Management Area and Nesting Gull and Tern populations. Interstate Island Wildlife Management Area is approximately 6 acres in size and located in the Duluth Harbor. The island was created from material... View Article
Jul
22
Sun
10:00 am Stories in Stone
Stories in Stone
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Stories in Stone @ 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
Jul
24
Tue
6:00 pm Community Invasives Shed Trainings
Community Invasives Shed Trainings
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Invasives Shed Trainings @ Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center | Schroeder | Minnesota | United States
June 13 – 6 pm, June 17 – 5 pm, July 7 – 4 pm, July 24- 6 pm, August 1 – 6 pm, and August 13 – 6 pm Do you want to remove... View Article
6:00 pm Community Invasives Shed Trainings
Community Invasives Shed Trainings
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Invasives Shed Trainings @ Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center | Schroeder | Minnesota | United States
July 24- 6 pm, August 1 – 6 pm, and August 13 – 6 pm Do you want to remove invasive plants like tansy or Canada thistle from your land but don’t know how or... View Article
Jul
26
Thu
7:00 am Bird Banding Demos
Bird Banding Demos
Jul 26 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
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
Jul
27
Fri
1:00 pm Butterwort Cliffs – Exploring th...
Butterwort Cliffs – Exploring th...
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Butterwort Cliffs - Exploring the Largely Unexplored @ Butterwort Cliffs SNA | Duluth | Minnesota | United States
Every expedition is different at Butterwort Cliffs – there are no trails on this steep shoreline of Lake Superior. With no set pathway, discovery is the name of the game. Step out of the structured... View Article