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Easily Overlooked

These dinosaur footprints are easy to miss. They're next to the road, but can't be seen from... read more

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DiscoveryOnADime
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Midland, Michigan
Easy Detour for Dino Lovers

I wouldn’t go out of my way to go here, but it was a nice and easy detour after a day visiting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rodneyf
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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.
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Reviewed today

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

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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

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Reviewed 5 days ago 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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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Its amazing that a creature that wandered though the mud millions of years ago was kind enough to leave their tracks for us to be amazed. This is a free spot. You park at the rest stop, walk down a short trail and right there...More

1  Thank JBMartiniguy
Reviewed January 10, 2018

I had no clue there were dinosaur tracks in New England! It was such a a surprise when planning a road trip that several people would recommend this stop. It's just off the road and once you get down to the spot they're a bit...More

1  Thank sugarybowl
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

Not only is this spot on reservation lands and next to the CT river, but it's TRULY ancient. Can you imagine what it feels like to step on a Dinausaur's footprints so large you could sit on it? An assortment of different Dinos' prints, large...More

Thank mst3kpearl
Reviewed October 7, 2017

This is a short walk from the parkIng area to the rock bed, worth every step. There are hundreds of dinosaur prints in the rock. We stood there in awe, thinking about how we were looking at something that was created so very long ago.

1  Thank tawny1956
Reviewed September 4, 2017

I am familiar with this area, but was unable to find this location, even when using Google maps. I took me to a shopping plaza.

Thank bethab54
Reviewed August 23, 2017

well we happen to be on our way to Mt Tom and we seen the small sign and pulled a u - turn, like really what child didn't want to say they seen dino prints!! so when we arrived we did not really know how...More

Thank ngray93
Reviewed August 20, 2017

This is a free, very small park in Boylston but worth the visit. I took 2 of my grandsons who really enjoyed finding the dino tracks. The larger tracks are easy to spot but I would have to be better trained to find all of...More

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