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Fisk Quarry Preserve

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West Shore Road, Isle La Motte, VT
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Very cool!

A woman in Burlington VT told us about this when we told her we were staying in North Hero. So... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
scarymary73
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Boston, Massachusetts
Here for a Wedding, Sightseeing

Decided to stop here when looking for something to do before my brothers wedding. Such an amazing... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
KimiTravels73
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“fossils” (7 reviews)
“reef” (2 reviews)
“ancient” (2 reviews)
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West Shore Road, Isle La Motte, VT
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

A woman in Burlington VT told us about this when we told her we were staying in North Hero. So cool! You can put it in your GPS as Fisk Quarry and it comes right up. The fossils are outlined with circles of rocks so...More

3  Thank scarymary73
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Decided to stop here when looking for something to do before my brothers wedding. Such an amazing place with spectacular history! I scuba dive, and being able to step foot in one of the worlds oldest Reef system was phenomenal ! My nieces loved finding...More

Thank KimiTravels73
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

A beautiful setting to view fossils from an ancient sea representing the oldest fossil reef in the world. The docents are well informed and the signage is clear. The Preserve also has a walk through time exhibit that explains the evolution of life in placards...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2017

All I can say is who knew? This is part of the oldest known reefs in the world. It's a National Landmark, a treasure trove for geology geeks with fossils galore embedded in the rocks along the preserve. Even though I'm not really much into...More

Thank maryqnyc
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

So many US attractions are accompanied by a fee and clear directions as what and how to see something. Here, you are on your own. Be a good detective and many fossils will be found in the stone remains. (Ironically after the quarrying was done,...More

Thank everythingreen
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

The beauty of this place is that it is not commercialized at all! You have to walk around and spot the fossils yourself! There are tons, so you will not have trouble finding them. Kids will love this vs going to a museum.

1  Thank Cathy H
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Great place to search for embedded fossils. The quarry is open and easy to walk around. Sometimes the fossils are marked but there is always more to find. Just be careful of the pools of water and be on the lookout for the turtles too.

1  Thank Susan G
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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

It was a little confusing. There are signs for the quarry but I wouldn't advise doing it alone. It is definitely off the beaten path and there was not much direction. I asked a local about the quarry and a young woman with children told...More

Thank Dawnzo
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Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

My dog and I walked off the road into the quarry. It was a short walk. There is an interesting informational sign in both French and English. I did wish there were some details on the depth of the quarry and other stats. The information...More

1  Thank Tom B
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

The Fisk Quarry Nature Preserve is located in the old Fisk Quarry at the south end of Isle La Motte. This site was once an active quarry operation that mined grey and black marble during the late 1800's into the early 1900's. It is now...More

7  Thank John H
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