Imagine you’re in a time machine and you travel back 150 million years to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Wait! You’re not done. Go back even further back 480 million years ago to the Ordovician Period. Things looked A LOT different then. Vermont’s Isle La Motte was part of a coral reef in a tropical environment. Explore this time before humans, by taking a fossil hike at the Goodsell Ridge Fossil Preserve.

Have you ever taken this unbelievable fossil hike? While you’re in the area, you should also check out the stunning rail trail that lets you see for miles and miles.

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