This is the largest limestone pillar on the Island. It stands 284 feet above Lake Huron, and 75 feet above the ground. It is on the oldest structures on the Island.
The Native Americans believed Sugar Loaf was the wigwam of The Great Spirit. They believed it was formed when ten Indian braves journeyed to Mackinac to ask Man‑a‑boz‑ho, the messenger of The Great Spirit, to grant them each a wish. One by one, each was granted his wish. The tenth brave finally stepped forward and asked for eternal life. This was the one thing that no mortal could have. The spirit kept his word though, and the brave was changed to the great stone pillar that still stands there today.
Sugar Loaf is located inland, near Fort Holmes.
From the Barracks: Take the north bicycle trail from behind the Barracks to Sugar Loaf.
From Town: Direct visitors to the road behind the Barracks, then follow above directions.