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Very cool

We wanted to do something close to home so we decided to check this out. After we parked, it was a... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Bonni B
Hinsdale, New Hampshire, United States
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the footprints are def hard to find, they are in a small secluded area to the left of the river... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
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Imagine small herds of dinosaurs on the shore of a shallow tropical lake as you enjoy a real, up-close look at their fossilized prints, left in sandstone to spur our wonder.
Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a nice little spot to get of the 5 and hike around a little bit. You are authorized not to cross the train tracks to go to the Connecticut River, but if you and you are welcomed with another sign, the river view...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed September 5, 2018

This is a quick stop right off the road just a sort walk down a trail and these footprints are so cool. unlike a lot of things like this that are behind a fence these you get to touch and get right next to. It...More

Thank Randall1963
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Many thanks to the Trustees of Reservations for preserving this fascinating journey into our past. It's a toddler's paradise to run around the rock formations! And, it's just a quick stop on Route 5 between Northampton and Holyoke:)

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Reviewed August 10, 2018

Easy to find pull-off parking lot on Route 5. Short walk downhill to the fossils which at first can be hard to see but then easy once you get used to looking for them. If it has rained, there will be water in the prints....More

Thank kathyandalan
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to do something close to home so we decided to check this out. After we parked, it was a short walk to a slab of rock with the dinosaur prints. We stayed about 10 minutes then walked back to the car. There is...More

Thank Bonni B
Reviewed August 6, 2018

the footprints are def hard to find, they are in a small secluded area to the left of the river. Once you do see them though, they are very cool-my kids loved t and are telling anyone that will listen. You can take a walk...More

Thank carlascomputer
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This was just a great walk to view how these giants roamed the lands around here. It's hard to believe they where in this area. Unfortunately it's just foot prints and a few photos. For a State Park it's was disappointing.

Thank mhoff1993
Reviewed July 22, 2018

These dinosaur footprints are easy to miss. They're next to the road, but can't be seen from there. If you park at the rest stop, you can walk a short distance and walk among the footprints. Surprisingly, they aren't protected at all and visitors can...More

Thank DiscoveryOnADime
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

I wouldn’t go out of my way to go here, but it was a nice and easy detour after a day visiting Springfield. This was a 2 minute trail from the highway parking lot (fits maybe a dozen cars) to the main rock with the...More

Thank Rodneyf
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Cool place for a quick visit. You can walk down to river if you want. Seems like it would be more protected as far as preserving this site for future

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US 5 in Holyoke, MA