Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

 

 

     
 
About
 
 

Ownership

 
 

 
     
 

Links

 
 

Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association

 
     
 

Overview

 
 

 

 
     
 

History

 
 

 

 
     
 

Management

 
 

 

 
     
 

Comments

 
 

 

 
     
 
Location
 
 

Maps

 
 

Sugarloaf trail guide

 
         
 

Printable Map(s) with GPS coordinates

 
  Printable map      
         
 

Size

 
 

27 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

9096 Hwy 61
Schroeder, MN 55613

N47 29.296, W90 59.132

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

Building hours (generally)
June-August: 10-4 Daily
Sept-Oct: 9-4 Fri/Sat/Sun 
Closed during the winter

Trails open year round during daylight hours.

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

$5.00 parking fee

 
         
 

Driving Directions

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          Cook County  
          Northeast Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

The trails are open every day from dawn to dusk. In order to protect the fragile vegetation on the site visitors are asked to not walk out to Sugarloaf Point.

A one mile interpretive trail begins at the parking area and passes through Sugarloaf Point SNA.

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

 

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Laurentian Mixed Forest

   
  Ecological Section    

Northern Superior Uplands

   
  Ecological Subsection    

North Shore Highlands

   
  Land Type Association    

North Shore Till Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Aspen - Birch Forest: Balsam Fir Subtype

Dry Bedrock Shore (Lake Superior)

Gravel/Cobble Beach (Lake Superior)

Upland White Cedar Forest

Wet Rocky Shore (Lake Superior): Bedrock Subtype

   
  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      
         
 

Natural Features

     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           
 
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Interpretive Sign

 
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Other Videos
 
  Sugarloaf Cove: A North Shore Story
Sugarloaf The North Shore Stewardship Association
 
   
 
About

Mar 23, 2020

Fifteen minute video about the geologic and human history of Sugarloaf Cove filmed in 1994. Sugarloaf Cove is managed by Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association. It is located near Schroeder, MN on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

 
  The Slice | Art at Sugarloaf Cove
WDSE WRPT - PBS
 
   
 
About

Jun 21, 2021

Artist Sean Connaughty seeks to repay Nature for what human's gain from it. The installation at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center just south of Tofte, MN is sponsored by the Grand Marais Art Colony and will be on display as long as Nature allows.

 
  Lake Superior Adventures: Temperance River and Sugarloaf Cove
Livin MN Outdoors
 
   
 
About

Jul 29, 2020

A quick look at Temperance River State Park and Sugarloaf Cove

 
  Sugarloaf Cove Nature Area
Nomadic VanAddict
 
   
 
About

Sep 12, 2020

 
  Sugarloaf Cove, MN
Southern Blue Traveler
 
   
 
About

Oct 25, 2017

Sugarloaf Cove is a 34-acre site located on the North Shore of Lake Superior, approximately 4 miles southwest of the town of Schroeder, Minnesota.

 
  Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center - Fox 21 News
Molly Thompson
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on Oct 20, 2009

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is located near mile 73.3 on Hwy 61, Schroeder, MN. Sugarloaf Cove is managed by Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association. For more information visit http://www.sugarloafnorthshore.org.

 
  Sugarloaf Cove - Lake Superior
thomps6s
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jun 1, 2011

Waves Crasho on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

 

 

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Visitor Sightings
 
           
 

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Birds

 
  Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris)   Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  
           
 
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Visits

5/26/2011                
 
 

Birds

 
 

One bird species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen here:

Special Concern

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

 
 

Bird Watch – Meet our Birds

 
  American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)   American Crow  
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Lichens List

Lichens of SLC

 
         
 

Plants

 
 

Bryophytes of SLC (mosses and liverworts)

Vascular Plants of SLC

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Aspen - Birch Forest: Balsam Fir Subtype FDn43b1

Dry Bedrock Shore (Lake Superior) LKu43a

Gravel/Cobble Beach (Lake Superior) LKu32e

Upland White Cedar Forest FDn43c

Wet Rocky Shore (Lake Superior): Bedrock Subtype LKu43b2

     
   

common false Solomon’s seal

common strawberry

early meadow-rue

thimbleberry

moss phlox

wood anemone

yellow marsh marigold

 

 

 

Binoculars


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