Construction Updates

Our 2024 season features the addition of an outdoor classroom to Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center! 

We are so excited about this project. Check below for project updates and what you should know for planning your visit.  

Current Status

  • Trails: Trails are open. A small section of trail near the building is re-routed around construction.  Follow signs and trail markers.
  • Building:  Building is open 7 day a week from 10:00-5:00 unless otherwise stated.
  • Parking: The main parking lot is open. Handicap parking near the Nature Center is not accessible while construction is ongoing.

For specific questions about your visit, call 218-663-7679

June 14th, 2024:

Phase one is finished, and it’s easy to envision how the new space can be utilized!  The outdoor classroom is still not open to the public while we wait for railings and stairs, but you can see what has been built so far.

May 30th, 2024:

There’s been so much progress in just a few days!

May 28th, 2024:

Getting ready to add a roof!

May 24th, 2024

A portion of the trail near the nature center has been re-routed to avoid construction.  Follow the signs and flagging tape where advised, and be mindful of ongoing work.

May 21st, 2024

Construction has restarted for the season!  Pardon our mess during this exciting transition.