About 5 miles from Glidden Lodge Beach Resort in Door County is a prolific example of the Niagara Escarpment. What is this awesome formation that has its origins near Niagara Falls in New York state?
The Niagara Escarpment is a long escarpment, or cuesta, in the United States and Canada that runs predominantly east/west from New York, through Ontario, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois. It is composed of the Lockport geological formation of Silurian age, and is similar to the Onondaga geological formation, which runs parallel to it and just to the south, through western New York and southern Ontario. The escarpment is most famous as the cliff over which the Niagara River plunges at Niagara Falls, for which it is named.
The Niagara Escarpment is the most prominent of several escarpments formed in the bedrock of the Great Lakes Basin.
From WBAY TV, Green Bay: National Geographic tours Niagara Escarpment in Door County
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