Naturalist program offered at Iona’s Beach SNA on October 28

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Sugarloaf North Shore Stewardship Association are hosting a free naturalist program at Iona’s Beach Scientific and Natural Area on Friday, October 28, from 1 – 3 p.m.

The program, Exploring Lake Superior Geology at Iona’s Beach, will interpret two different types of geologic formations at the site and how they are connected to the larger Lake Superior geologic story. Participants will hear about the unique pink rhyolite tile beach and the geologic forces that created this rare feature.

Advance registration is not required. Participants should meet in the upper parking lot at the Twin Points public water access at 1 p.m. Good hiking shoes are recommended for this hike on uneven surfaces and rocky terrain. The entire program will be held outdoors so participants should dress for the weather and consider bringing bottled water and any necessary snacks for the two hour program.

Iona’s Beach Scientific and Natural area is located on State Highway 61, 3.1 miles north of Gooseberry Falls State Park.

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