Stop #6: Pictured Rocks, Lake Superior

Then we left the tower and drove to Miners Beach in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Miners Beach is on Lake Superior, the largest of the great lakes. The water was very cold at first, but then the sun came out and warmed it up. There were cliffs around us,which are called pictured rocks, and the sand was very soft. Lake Superior is quite easily the most beautiful one of the great lakes.

At this beach not only could you swim, but also walk to this observation station, from which you can see miners castle and the Pictured Rocks. Miners castle is not actually a castle, but rather a rock formation. The water below was sea green, slowly transferring into a darker shade of blue as the lake deepened.

We also collected some rocks. Turns out that Agates are rocks that are very common on the shore of Lake Superior. Agates are rocks made mostly of chalcedony and quartz. They are identified by the circular bands inside of the mineral.

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