Spend The Day Exploring These Glacial Potholes In Minnesota
Have you ever seen or heard of a glacial pothole? These unique formations – also called giant’s kettles – are the result of powerful works of nature. They form when the bedrock is covered by a warming glacier. As the glacier melts, swirls of water drill down into the bedrock. The debris they carry creates the holes we call glacial potholes.
These formations are unusual, and there are few notable examples throughout the world. However, Minnesota happens to be home to more than 200 glacial potholes at Interstate State Park. If you’re interested in the forces that made Minnesota – or you simply crave a beautiful place to hike – you’ll find both at this fascinating park on Minnesota’s eastern border. Read on below to learn more:
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 20 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at email@example.com or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.
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