Whether you’re looking for a relatively short and easy hike filled with amazing Lake Superior views or a quiet spot to relax, Sugarloaf Cove is a great place to visit!
Sugarloaf Cove is designated as a State Scientific and Natural Area that has historic significance. Consolidated Papers, Inc maintained several buildings here where they held pulpwood-rafting operations years ago. Near the beach you can see signs with fascinating area photos from logging days.
The cove sits on the edge of a 34 acres parcel of land with a few short hiking trails, including one that stretches over a mile. The trails pass through pine forests, an alder thicket, by scenic overlooks, rocky cliffs, and lead to the cobblestone shore of the cove.
In addition to the beautiful scenery, Sugarloaf Cove has an interpretive center featuring North Shore geology, wildlife and history exhibits. Special programming and events are offered and open to the public throughout the year. For a full calendar of events, visit sugarloafnorthshore.org/calendar/
Sugarloaf Cove is located six miles south of Schroeder, Minnesota on Highway 61 near mile marker 73.