Goodsell Ridge Preserve
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Valentina T
Chatham, MA380 contributions
5,0 sur 5 bulles
juin 2023 • En couple
Phenomenal place!! More Ammonoidea and Trilobite fossils than you can count, and beautiful expansive grounds to explore for hours. Also, free admission! Considered one of the oldest ancient fossil beds in the world. Highly recommended!
Écrit le 24 juin 2023
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Vernon Monty
2 contributions
1,0 sur 5 bulles
avr. 2020
It's a fantastic area to get lost on a confusing trail system, as the "white trail" has numerous branches stemming off of it and is very poorly marked. The trail markers point one direction for a while, then randomly switch directions. While the trail seems like a straightforward loop from the info sign in the parking area, there are so many off-shoots that we got lost and confused multiple times. Maybe the trail has too many markings after being revised a few times? Not enough markers? Either way, my girlfriend and I are experienced hikers, but this one mile loop turned into a frustrating few hours.
As for the fossils, there are 7 "discovery points" along the trail. Almost all of these discovery points have been subject to incredible amounts of vandalism, old "scientific extraction"(discovery spot 7 shows where a guy in the 1960's extracted fossils from the rock. The area that he cut is visible, the fossil is obviously gone), wear and tear, and large streaks of spray paint have been painted onto the rocks in order to mark the trail. Why would you paint the very rocks you're trying to preserve? Why not use markers on trees like every other trail in the world? Why have thousands of people walk over and therefore smooth over these incredible fossils?
Overall, very disappointing. The coolest part of the trip was driving in and out of the area.
Écrit le 20 avril 2020
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Laura K
South Burlington, VT36 contributions
4,0 sur 5 bulles
oct. 2018 • En couple
The fossils here are interesting but not numerous - it looked to me as if vandals have chipped away in many spots. The interwinding trails thru Cedar forests and beautiful grassy areas are wonderful - especially when you have the whole place to yourself, like my husband and dog did !
Écrit le 24 octobre 2018
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landon30
Boston, MA26 contributions
5,0 sur 5 bulles
sept. 2017 • En couple
Yesterday the Isle la Motte Preservation Trust held its first classical concert in the restored conservation barn on the Goodsell Ridge. More than 85 people enjoyed music from Dvorak, Paganini, Chopin, Mozart to Webber and Williams. The acoustics are wonderful and the performers were "top notch" with Phllippe Prud'homme's wonderful piano performance to Sarah Cullins' rendition of Franz Schuberts "Shepherd on the Rocks". I think they plan to hold more concerts in the summer and fall of 2018.
Écrit le 11 septembre 2017
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Neil C
Isle La Motte, VT3 contributions
5,0 sur 5 bulles
oct. 2016 • Entre amis
Isle La Motte is the northernmost of the Champlain Islands. It is a sleepy place cherished by fisherman, boaters, bicyclists and those who enjoy getting away from it all. The Goodsell Ridge Preserve is an exposed portion of one of the oldest fossilized coral reefs in the world. No dinosaur prints or bones here but an interesting look what Champlain may have looked like when it was a tropical paradise. There are educational displays and some nice short hikes on the grounds. While on the Island, you can also pick up local apples, cider (hard and soft) and maple syrup at Hall's Orchard.
Écrit le 10 avril 2017
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Anne M
Essex, VT159 contributions
5,0 sur 5 bulles
sept. 2016 • En famille
About 45 min to an hour north of the Burlington VT area is a 480 million year old fossil reef. The history of the area and the fossils were interesting. My children were less interested in reading the explanatory posters and more interested in running hither and yon looking for fossils. Gastropods, cephalopods, stromatoporoids and more. Great outdoor activity when weather is nice.
Écrit le 9 novembre 2016
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landon30
Boston, MA26 contributions
5,0 sur 5 bulles
juill. 2016 • En couple
wow, it is amazing to find out that that an internationally recognized well preserved 480 million old fossil reef is visible in NW Vermont. The easy hiking trails are well marked and the scenery is rolling native trees and grasses. I was pleased to see the Preserve has been designated a Monarch Butterfly waystation. The walk through time is very informative about the evolution of life on placards over a mile hike. The docents are very informative and the written information on the fossils are easy to understand. Wonderful way to spend a few hours.
Écrit le 15 septembre 2016
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Cathy H
Oakton, Virginie82 contributions
5,0 sur 5 bulles
juill. 2016 • En famille
You have to find the fossils yourself, but there are posters along the trails discussing ancient evolution and how the fossils came to be. Walking is easy, over grass and flat rock that house th fossils.
Écrit le 2 août 2016
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Susan G
Fort Myers, Floride29 contributions
5,0 sur 5 bulles
avr. 2016 • En couple
Come visit the oldest coral reef in the world. Just look down and you'll see all sorts of fossils in the rocks. There are a number of walks through the property and all are easy. Visit the newly restored barn and the tiny museum for a short video and explanation of what took place millions of years ago.
Écrit le 27 juin 2016
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Sienna
Clearwater, Floride188 contributions
5,0 sur 5 bulles
août 2015 • En couple
We went to Isle la motte for a bike ride and stopped in this preserve and were very glad we did. It is very interesting. Currently HP has an exhibit "a trip through time" which has a lot of information. The folks in the visitor center are very friendly and knowledgable. If you are on the island it is worth a visit.
Écrit le 13 août 2015
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