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That's so Minnesota: Interstate State Park

The views were so captivating, KARE 11's Ellery McCardle didn't want to leave Interstate State Park when she visited for her latest photo stop!

TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. - When you're at Interstate State Park, you really can't beat the view. When I visited last week, I didn't want to leave. The views were captivating and I didn’t want to get off of the rocky cliffs overlooking the St. Croix River.

A few people have written to me suggesting I go to the park. A special thank you to Michelle Stone for writing on my Facebook page as well.

I started my hike with a look at the glacial potholes. According to the park’s website, there are more than 400 examples of these potholes in the park. They were formed by whirlpools of sand and water as the glaciers melted.

Take the stairs into the Bake Oven pothole and look up. You can’t miss it on the trail.

From there-- I walked along the River Trail, which is next to the glacial potholes.

This trail is just more than a mile one-way, it’s rocky and steep at times but worth the view because you see the St. Croix River carved out among the trees.

There are almost 300 acres to explore here so you can spend plenty of time at this park. I know I plan to go back in the Fall when the colors are vibrant. If you head to Interstate State Park, share your photos with me, I’d love to see them!

If you’ve got a great photo suggestion in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, here’s how to get ahold of me:

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Email: emccardle@kare11.com