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Where can I find my own fossils?

Many think that they have to travel to far-off places to find fossils – not true! Fossils can be found all over the world, including right here in  New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

This page is designed to be a supplemental resource to the handout we give out at our Scientific Social fossil talks. (You can download a digital copy here.) In addition to finding some of the best locations in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, you can find out even more information about these locations.

This page will be updated to include even more locations around New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

New Jersey Fossils Sites


Big Brook Fossil Area

521 County Rd 520

Marlboro Township, NJ 07746

The Fossil Guy has a great write-up on Big Brook Area, photos of what to look for, and more!

For help identifying fossils found at Big Brook, click here.

More On the Hadrosaurus

http://hadrosaurus.com/

Shark River Park

1101 Schoolhouse Rd.

Wall Township, NJ 07753

Click here to view Monmouth County Park System’s informational brochure for Shark River Park.

For help identifying fossils found at Shark River Park, click here!

Inversands

625 Woodbury Glassboro Rd.

Sewell, NJ 08080

Five things you need to know about Inversand fossil site.

Wawayanda State Park

885 Warwick Turnpike

Hewitt, NJ 07421

Click here to view the official New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) web page for Wawayanda State Park.

If you feel brave, dig deeper into the geology of Wawayanda State Park by clicking here and check out the New Jersey and Geological and Water Servey’s Geology and Landscapes of Wawayanda State Park!

Big List of All Fossil Sites In New Jersey!

http://www.njesta.org/fossilsites.html

Pennsylvania Fossils Sites


Beltzville State Park

2950 Pohopoco Dr.

Lehighton, PA 18235

Delaware Water Gap Nat’l Recreation Area

1978 River Rd.

Bushkill, PA 18324

Quite possibly everything you need to know, right here, about the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Montour Preserve

700 Preserve Rd.

Danville, PA 17821

Fossils are just a small part of the Montour Preserve. Visit their website here to plan your trip.

For more information about Montour Preserve’s fossil pit, click here.

New York Fossils Sites


John Boyd Thacher State Park

1 Hales Cave Rd.

Voorheesville, NY 12186

For directions, phone number, and more information about John Boyd Thacher State Park click here!

To get a brief overview of the history and geology of John Boyd Thacher State park, check this out.

Scoharie Creek

373 New York 990V

Gilboa, NY 12076

Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Ed. Cntr

4050 North St.

Blasdell, NY 14219

Visit the official Penn Dixie Paleontological & Out Door Education Center’s website for everything about their fossil park.

Maryland Fossils Sites


Calvert Cliffs State Park

10540 Hg Trueman Rd

Lusby, MD 20657

Maryland’s official website for Calvert Cliffs State Park – click here.

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