With so many nearby, exciting places to explore, Sugar Beach is perfectly positioned for both recreation and relaxation, no matter what time of year!

Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, curling up with a book, basking in the sun, or wave watching, Sugar Beach is the perfect getaway!

Photo gallery of activities and local attractions below.

Favorite Nearby Activities and Destinations:

  • Exploring our own 1,000 feet of shoreline

  • Basking in the sun on a deck or shoreline rocks

  • Hiking the Superior Hiking Trail: Carlton Peak, Oberg Loop, Onion River, Poplar River

  • Exploring Temperance River, Cascade River and Tettegouche State Parks

  • Sunrise, moonrise and star gazing (and northern lights if you're lucky)

  • Visiting Sugarloaf Cove – A delightful beach and interpretive center

  • Dining at Lutsen Lodge, Coho and Bluefin Bay

  • Golfing at Superior National Golf Course

  • Biking and walking the Gitchi-Gami Trail

  • Mountain biking, alpine slide and gondola rides at Lutsen

  • Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and downhill skiing

  • Visiting Grand Marais art galleries, shops and restaurants

  • Sea kayak tours with Sawtooth Outfitters

  • Inland lake canoeing and kayaking (rentals at Sawtooth Outfitters)

  • Family time, playing games and working puzzles

  • Campfires, hot dogs and s'mores on the rocks

  • Cooling off under the Caribou Falls waterfall

  • Wine tasting at the Lutsen North Shore Winery

  • Watching the waves

  • Fishing day trips


Local Resource links

Visit Cook County

Superior National Golf Course at Lutsen

Temperance River State Park

Sawtooth Outfitters

Superior Hiking Trail

Gitchi-Gami Trail (non-motorized, paved trail)

Sugarloaf Cove & Interpretive Center

Caribou Falls

Tofte Charters Lake Superior Fishing

Lutsen Mountain summer & winter info