The Epic Park In New Jersey Where You Can Take Home 100-Million-Year-Old Fossils For Free
New Jersey has quite a rich history when it comes to fossils. The Hadrosaurus was discovered here back in 1858 and remains one of the most complete dinosaur skeletons ever found. But you probably already knew that. What you may not know is that the Garden State is home to one of the largest and best areas in the country for late Cretaceous period fossils.
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For a peek at the fossil discovery process, check out the video below by YouTube user rocky315w:
Were you familiar with this treasure trove of Cretaceous fossils in New Jersey? Have you been? What did you find? If you’d like to visit, you can do so by putting 521 Route 520 (Marlboro), into your GPS. Be prepared for a short hike along the Henry Hudson Trail. If you’d like to learn more about the Hadrosaurus and the town in which it was discovered, click here.
Kristen is a writer, editor, and social media maven who loves her state. Born and raised in New Jersey, sharing all it has to offer is her passion. After attending Montclair State University, she continued her education online, obtaining certifications in social media management.
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