Towering some 450 feet above the north shore of Lake Erie stands a mountain of sand, a miracle of nature created through a series of glacial events.
As far as researchers can tell, there have been at least four major ice ages throughout the earth’s history. Massive ice sheets surged south and melted back towards the north, scouring out hollows and depositing debris from thousands of miles away.
Spring is a great time to spot bank swallows that use their tiny conical bills and small feet to burrow into the sandy cliffs along the shoreline to nest. These highly social birds nest in dense colonies ranging from 10 to 2,000 nests.
Climb to the top of the sand dune at Sand Hill Park for the best view of Lake Erie in Norfolk. The breathtaking turquoise water is unbelievable!
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