The Epic Park Near Cleveland Where You Can Take Home 375-Million-Year-Old Fossils
By Nikki Rhoades|Published May 31, 2019
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is — she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
Northeast Ohio is full of hidden gems, but the rest of the state has much to offer as well. Today we’re going to take a road trip about two hours outside of the city limits for an adventure that’s unlike any other. You may have heard that this portion of the state once hosted an ancient ocean and that the prehistoric residents (including sharks like cladoselache fyleri) are now exquisitely preserved in local shale deposits. While the paleontological community knows this to be fact, few residents have the opportunity to search for their very own fossils… that is, unless you’re willing to travel. Today we’re going to visit an incredible park in Northwest Ohio that will tantalize your inner paleontologist with discoveries worthy of a museum.