Dinosaur Footprints Preservation

Explore the Early Jurassic period at Dinosaur Footprints Reservation, where groups will find hundreds of footprints on the 8-acre site. The footprints were discovered by paleontologists in the 19th century, and are said to have formed approximately 200 million years ago when the Connecticut River Valley was a subtropical area of lakes and swamps. Educational programs at the preservation teach groups about the relationship between dinosaur tracks and paleoshoreline indicators to determine if the footprints came from dinosaurs that lived in groups.
 
Contact Info 
Address: Route 5, Holyoke, MA 01040. Hampden County. Tel: 413-532-1631. Email: pvregion@ttor.org. Website: www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/pioneer-valley/dinosaur-footprints.html. Hrs: April-Nov. Sunrise to sunset.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 3rd-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes. Cost: Free.
 
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