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Dinosaur Footprints

Northampton Street (Route 5), Holyoke, MA 01040
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So cool to see real dinosaur tracks

This is a free, very small park in Boylston but worth the visit. I took 2 of my grandsons who... read more

Reviewed yesterday
North Andover, Massachusetts
Calling All Paleontologists

This is a great stop for families with amateur sleuths. There are no guides, no displays, no... read more

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Imagine small herds of dinosaurs on the shore of a shallow tropical lake as you enjoy a real, up-close look at their fossilized prints, left in sandstone to spur our wonder.
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  • Poor7%
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Northampton Street (Route 5), Holyoke, MA 01040
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a free, very small park in Boylston but worth the visit. I took 2 of my grandsons who really enjoyed finding the dino tracks. The larger tracks are easy to spot but I would have to be better trained to find all of...More

Thank bmerry440
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great stop for families with amateur sleuths. There are no guides, no displays, no diagrams or exhibits. Just a huge slab of rock with hundreds of dinosaur footprints etched into its surface. Some are obvious with sharp edges and deep bottoms. Others...More

Thank JAT633
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We found about seven prints. River flowing at the bottom. Location right off the road. Quite wooded area.

Thank Tammy F
Reviewed 12 June 2017

It is amazing to find this in Massachusetts. They are actual dinosaur footprints. They are well preserved for being out in the elements. They are easy to find and it is fun to a group that you can follow for a short distance. It is...More

1  Thank Mike P
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

So cool to see the many dinosaur prints. 2 minute walk from parking area. Nice views of the river. Worth a stop

Thank maxrebos
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Peaceful area to be by the river. The historical part is ok. Good stopping point on RT5. I've heard some rumors about car break ins but haven't seen anything personally.

Thank Ussubforce
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We were in Holyoke for a wedding and decided to do a quick stop and see the dinosaur footprints. The footprints are about a 400 ft walk from the highway. The Connecticut River is right there which is very pretty. You have to look hard...More

1  Thank Ann W
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Kind of a hidden gem and a nice view of the river as well. children should be monitored as the river is right there.

Thank kelly f
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went here with husband and kids for something to do on a Sunday afternoon. It was really cool and we all enjoyed it. Gets you thinking about our world and our very short time here on the planet! Definitely a worthwhile activity.

Thank lyndatwin1
Reviewed 3 January 2017

As other reviewers have commented, you park and then take a very short walk to the site of the dino tracks. They are so cool! Anyone I've brought here have enjoyed themselves. It's nothing flashy, but it is cool history just steps away from the...More

Thank LithiaLady
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US 5 in Holyoke, MA