Visit Sugarloaf

The building is closed during the winter months. We will open again for limited hours in May and June, followed by 7 days a week in July and August.  See you soon!


$5 per vehicle parking area fee.

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Visit our Interpretive Center

Located in a simple log building tucked below the parking area, the Nature Center offers an informative visit.

Browse through exhibits on the history and ecosystems of Sugarloaf. Pick up an interpretive book, t-shirt or a cold beverage. Talk with our staff and volunteers about Sugarloaf and the North Shore.

Or participate in one of our fun and educational programs. Throughout the year we present learning opportunities on everything from arachnids to zebra mussels. We additionally offer special programs for landowners about North Shore forest restoration, including invasive species prevention and removal, as well as our popular tree planting initiative.

spruce balsamforestHike the Trails

At Sugarloaf Cove, you’ll find an easy one-mile interpretive hiking trail. Check out the Sugarloaf trail guide here or just start walking and enjoy our excellent interpretive signs along the way!

The trail winds through the forest and over 1.1 billion year old rocks. Enjoy the trees, birds and wildflowers, and then take in breathtaking views of Lake Superior and scenic Sugarloaf Point Scientific and Natural Area. 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. Then discover the hidden secrets of Sugarloaf Creek and remnants of the logging era as you follow the trail back to our visitor center.

Our older, longer trail guide booklet is available HERE.  Thank you for following Leave No Trace principles during your visit so that everyone can share in the beauty of Sugarloaf Cove.