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Glacial Grooves State Memorial
Glacial Grooves State Memorial Glacial Grooves State Memorial © Jeff Hudak
Kelleys Island, June of 2012.
Glacial Grooves State Memorial Glacial Grooves State Memorial © Jeff Hudak
Kelleys Island, June of 2012.
GLACIAL GROOVES STATE MEMORIAL
GLACIAL GROOVES STATE MEMORIAL
739 Division St
Kelleys Island, Ohio   43438
(lat:41.6163 lon:-82.7065)

Phone: (866) 921-5710
The Glacial Grooves on the north side of Kelleys Island are the largest easily accessible such grooves in the world. They were scoured into solid limestone bedrock about 18,000 years ago by the great ice sheet which covered part of North America. A trough 400-feet long, 35-feet wide, and up to 10-feet deep remains today. The ice, probably hundreds of feet thick, flowed from the north in what is now the Lake Erie basin. The Devonian limestone containing the grooves contains marine fossils that are 350 to 400 million years old. Many other grooves were quarried away during the last century.

Fencing now protects this National Natural Landmark. A walkway and stairs permit visitors a good view of the grooves.
Nearby Accommodations
Camp Patmos - Kelleys Island, OH
Conference Center
Week long youth camps. Located on the shores of Kelleys Island. Guests will learn to sail, wakeboard, waterski while enjoying the beauty of the Lake Erie island.
0.9 miles from park*



Things To Do in the Area
Camp Patmos - Kelleys Island, OH
Family Outting
Week long youth camps. Located on the shores of Kelleys Island. Guests will learn to sail, wakeboard, waterski while enjoying the beauty of the Lake Erie island.
0.9 miles from park*

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Area Fishing Related Businesses
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1713 NE Catawba Rd
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(419) 797-2455
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255 Se Catawba Rd
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(419) 732-2076
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7555 East Harbor Rd
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Area Accommodations (over 20 miles away)
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Enjoy Southeast Michigan's Best Family Camping experience at our clean, quiet, friendly campground. Jumping Pillow, WiFi, Paddle Boats, Minigolf, Swimming, Bicycling and more
67.9 miles from park*
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