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.

Have you ever been to Interstate State Park? What did you think? Let us know in the comments! And if you’re curious about other things left behind by the glaciers, check out our past articles about the Three Maidens at Pipestone National Monument and Glacial Lakes State Park.

Address: Interstate State Park, 307 Milltown Rd, Taylors Falls, MN 55084, USA