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It has a nice path, with steps. Not strenuous. There was information posted occasionally along the... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Justin R
A Nice Stop

If you stop, be brave and follow one of the trails that lead away from the grooves. It is... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Cleveland, Ohio
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739 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

It has a nice path, with steps. Not strenuous. There was information posted occasionally along the way.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Justin R
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

I was not sure what to expect once we got to the Glacial Grooves. It was OK. Not much to see beyond the fenced off area. The history behind it was interesting. Kids will probably enjoy it.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

If you stop, be brave and follow one of the trails that lead away from the grooves. It is seriously worth it.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Take the time to stroll through and read the many plaques explaining the grooves! My husband and I found the site to be fascinating and marveled at the people that walked around the groves in 2 minutes without stopping! 😳

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed August 24, 2018

The gouges left by the glaciers are deep and dramatic. A must see for geology and natural history fans. Walkways available all around the grooves and interesting info panels placed at regular intervals. As a bonus, the butterfly bushes planted beside the Ohio History Connection...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

We rented bikes and golf carts to explore the island. Came across this landmark. An easy walk up and down a path that runs along side deep gouges in the earth made from a glacier. Very interesting and unexpected! The signage along the path explains...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

The glacier grooves is a natural formation made by the glaciers. It's wonderful to see because it helps explain what was going on during the Ice age and by reading the plaque's you learn more, giving one a better understanding on how the great lakes...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

I really didn’t know quite what to expect but this geological feature is very large. The power of the glacier cutting thru the limestone foundation rock shows it’s awesome power. Can you imagine a 100 feet of ice covering Ohio?

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

This is the last of the known quarry areas, on this island, whereby one can see where the ice glaciers passed over the land. here the state has fenced off a rather large segment for visitors to pass around the area and observe the grooves...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Pathway and views around the grooves were interesting and had informational signs (some were faded and weathered). Be prepared for steps and uneven walkways.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Rolland R
September 11, 2018|
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Response from john s | Reviewed this property |
Its free if getting there get golf cart to check out island. Go to general store best prices for all day rental. If staying at campground its a short walk.
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Response from Sbengel | Reviewed this property |
It is free.