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Iona’s Beach Scientific and Natural Area

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Between Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock Lighthouse State Parks is Iona’s Beach Scientific and Natural Area. One of three Scientific and Natural Area in Minnesota, the pristine and undeveloped pebbled beach has a unique feature. Pink rhyolite and felsite pebbles on the beach make a musical tinkling sound when waves roll in and out. Please enjoy, and leave the rocks for future audiences. Swimming is permitted (water shoes recommended). There are no maintained trails, but you can hike to explore native plants and wildflowers, and do some bird-watching. Bring water and snacks as there are no services.

Gitchi Gami State Trail
Two Harbors, MN
(218) 753-2580


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