Sunday, July 3, 2016

Kettle Moraine

What is a "kettle moraine," you ask? At least that is what we wondered.

After our little tour of Fond du Lac, we drove east to the northern section of the moraine.

This drive takes you through rolling hills and quaint towns with interesting names, and
beautiful old churches as you follow the green acorn signs.

In an earlier blog, I mentioned "The Ice Age Trail." Some of it passes through the moraine, which is in the State Forest where the National Park has this visitor center...a very interesting stop.

We learned a little more about this glacier and the effects of what it had on the landscape.

Some new words for us were Kettles, Drumlins, and Kames.

We climbed to the top of this tower for some amazing views of the wind farms, farms with barns and silos, and toward Holy Hill which is in the southern unit of the moraine, another place we plan on visiting in the future.

I thought this beauty of a scene was worth sharing. People take great pride in their land.

Everywhere we go, yards are as sharp as a pin.

The answer: a Kettle is a depression left from a glacier, some are dry and some hold water up to 200' deep.

What will our next post be? Work or play? We work 3 days and are off 4...time to explore!!!

Until next time...


  1. Sounds like you're ready to move on? You've sure been in a lovely area this summer!

  2. It is amazing to see the impact that glaciers had on the landscape. The ponds here at the hatchery are remnants of glaciers as well.

  3. We spent 3 years in Wisconsin. They have the neatest, most beautiful farms. We are from Colorado where many farms are very junky. Any messy farm we see we call a Colorado farm. Didn't see any of those in Wisconsin.

    1. You are right!!! Where in Wisconsin did you spend 3 years?

  4. We visited Holy Hill a couple years ago and found it very interesting. I'm sure you will enjoy.