Stand On Top Of Ancient Glacial Hills Surrounded By A Vast Prairie At Glacial Lakes State Park In Minnesota
Here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, there is plenty of evidence of the forces that shaped the state. Glaciers once covered much of the more than 86,000 square miles that now make up Minnesota, and their presence is carved right into the bedrock. There are plenty of places to see the impact of glaciers, from the glacial potholes at Interstate State Park to the glacial boulders at Pipestone National Monument. Yet another option to add to the list for glacial tourists is the little-known Glacial Lakes State Park. Here, you can stand on top of a rolling glacial hill surrounded by vast prairie. It’s one of the most unique landscapes in Minnesota, and it’s well worth traveling for.
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All in all, this quietly beautiful state park is a must-visit for those curious about what the glaciers left behind. Stand atop a glacial hill and take in the breathtakingly beautiful landscape! For more information, check out the park’s page on the DNR website.
Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 19 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at [email protected] or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.
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