A Stroll Through Geologic Time
This tour is about the evidence for changing climate. Global warming and climate change are controversial topic, although the scientific community is mostly convinced that humans are impacting the earth’s climate and causing a warming by added greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.
Saint Rest Beach
Park in the lot next to the beach before crossing the barrier beach to Taylors Island. Walk east along the beach to the start of the clay cliffs.
Walk back toward the parking lot. Look north across Saints Rest Marsh toward the hill on the horizon. This is the Manawagonish Moraine that marks another stand of the retreating glacier.
Younger Dryas Climate
The land surface directly in front of you now has small trees growing on it. It has been developing for more than 11,000 years as the sea level lowered and the land became vegetated.
Proceed to the other end of the barrier beach and park in the next parking lot. Walk down to the beach and look at the rocks at the west end of the beach.
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