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10, 000 years ago, Glacial Lake Duluth over-topped the Continental Divide (Laurentian Divide) and drained down the Brule River Spillway (drainage route), forming the St. Croix River and depositing the sands in the region known as the Northwest Sands. The Bird Sanctuary is located within the Northwest Sands.

The North Country Trail goes right through the property; and there are other roads and trails throughout the 4,000 acres. In addition to trails, there are many plants, birds, other animals and wide open spaces to enjoy.  Horseback riding, camping and events are other reasons to visit the sanctuary.

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