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“Just ok.”

Glacial Grooves State Memorial
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Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

Neat to see. Although I don't believe in millions and trillions of years ago. A lot of weeds grown up. Signs are hard to read and dirty. Beware of snakes. Trip there was great. Ferry boat then golf cart.

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

The glacial grooves on Kelleys Island, Ohio are one of the largest and best preserved examples in the world of grooves that were made by the glaciers as they moved across the earth during the Ice Age. About 20,000 years old, formed of Devonian Age Columbus Limestone, photographs of these grooves appear in geography books and travelers visit them from around the world. They are big and deep and full of fossils. Originally larger, part of them were quarried out while limestone quarrying was an important industry on the island, around 1900. The grooves are adjacent to the Kelleys Island State Park which has picnic tables, paths through woods, a path into an old quarry, and access to a sand beach. The grooves are maintained by the Sate of Ohio and a path with elevated viewing platforms has been constructed around them along with informative plaques describing the formation of the grooves. A walk around the grooves can take as little as 20-30 minutes or more time if you stop to take photos. They are surprisingly impressive and well worth the trip.

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Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

These grooves were pretty cool (from a geeky point of view.)
Very interesting the way our land was formed. Very clean and well maintained.

Thank MrJohnson75
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Glacial Grooves will not take a great deal of time to see. There is a path around the rock formation with signs along the way which give a history of the area and the formation of the grooves. Very peaceful area with the camping area not far away (within walking distance). I take a litter bag with me as it seems to be a place where people let go of their wrappers, etc. and there are not any trash containers along the way.

Thank AllyG1264
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We went to this attraction thinking it would be a wall or ledge with a few grooves in it. We were very pleasantly surprised to find these massive grooves carved into the rock by the movement of the glacier thousands of years ago. It was much larger than we thought it would be. There are informational signs at various points as you walk around the fenced off area. You could spend as little as 10-15 minutes at this, or could take your time reading all the information for closer to an hour. The sad part is that the best and deepest grooves had already been removed by the time the area was preserved according to the information presented. But this is still impressive.

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