The Landscape

The 2,944 acres of Saint John’s landscape is defined by terminal end moraines – rolling hills of rock and soil that were shaped by the advance and retreat of glaciers 10,000-30,000 years ago. Saint John’s stands in a thin band of predominantly hardwood forest that runs from the northwest to the southeast corners of Minnesota. Prairie and farmland stretch to the south and west, while coniferous forest, bogs and swamps appear to the north and east.