The Wonder of the Freeze

February 22, 2015

Sugarloaf CoveSugarloaf Cove, a rugged peninsula jutting out into Lake Superior, is an impressive North Shore landmark.

In the past weeks, the frozen lake has created even more spectacular sights – sights that Bluefin guests had the chance to see firsthand during a recent guided tour.

It’s not just the miles of ice stretching out to the horizon that inspires; it’s more than the contrast of deep blue water against the white. There are also the ice piles, several feet tall, which seem to glow with deep sapphire light from within. 12-foot tall ice mounds stand like battlements against the shore, smoothed into curves by the action of the waves and wind. The ice-draped cliffs look nothing like they did during the summer.

Sugarloaf Cove might be one of the best places to see ice formations along the North Shore, though the forms around Bluefin Bay itself might give it a run for its money. The lake walk near the Bluefin Grille offers a window into this otherworldly realm.

Winter is the time to witness the cold side of Lake Superior’s personality and feel the wonder it inspires.

– Tom Fagin, Activities