You’ll Love Digging For Fossils At This Unique State Park Near Buffalo
New York State as a whole offers its residents a variety of unforgettable outdoor adventures, many of which happen to fall just outside of our own backyards in Buffalo. In the areas surrounding the Queen City, you can find quite a list of destinations that provide a wonderful place to go for a stroll through the woods or a place to spend time along the waterfront. If you’re looking to get outside to enjoy an adventure that allows you to be more hands-on, then this one-of-a-kind fossil park is just for you. Check it out:
Many don’t know that Erie County is home to its very own fossil park, and it’s located in Blasdell - just minutes away from Buffalo.
Penn Dixie Fossil Park covers more than 50 acres and is an exciting attraction that officially opens up for the 2019 season on April 27th.
The fossils at this park date all the way back to the Devonian period, meaning they're more than 400 million years old. Woah!
At the park, you'll have the option of bringing your own tools or renting everything that you'll need for a small fee.
All it takes to have fun at this easily accessible family attraction is a good pair of safety goggles and tools like chisels, rock hammers, and small sledgehammers to get you going.
The area was once a cement quarry, but now serves as a unique place that Buffalonians and Western New Yorkers flock to for a little treasure hunting.
Many of the fossils that you can take home with you can be quickly found mixed in with the rubble…
…While other fossils - and some of the more noteworthy finds - will require a bit more work to find.
You’re allowed to take home everything you find here at the Penn Dixie Fossil Park, so you’ll always have a souvenir of your treasure hunting adventure! The park just asks that you take photos of your finds to help them keep track of all the cool fossils that are uncovered here.
A visit to Penn Dixie Fossil Park is an exciting and unique way to spend a sunny day outdoors with family and friends, and now that the park is officially open, it’s time to start planning your trip!
For more information about Penn Dixie Fossil Park, visit its website
and check out its
to see some of the amazing fossils other visitors have found!
Penn Dixie Fossil Park is located at 4050 North St., Blasdell, NY 14219
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