600 Million Years of Natural History From Pangaea to the Connecticut River
Experience ancient wonders in a new light as you explore Mount Sugarloaf with a geologist, enjoy expert-led nature walks and view the largest collection of dinosaur tracks in the world.
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Program No. 18828RJ
4 days
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At a Glance

Ancient rock formations in the Connecticut River Valley tell the story of billions of years of continental splitting and colliding. Explore the rich natural history of the 410-mile river stretching from New Hampshire’s Connecticut Lakes to Long Island Sound. Discover armored mud balls and see fossil specimens collected at the Natural History Museum of Amherst College — home to the largest collection of dinosaur tracks in the world — and examine the ecological diversity of the region at the Great Falls Discovery Center.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Join local geologist Richard Little for a geologic exploration of Mount Sugarloaf, followed by a picnic lunch.
  • Enjoy a geologist-led boat ride along Connecticut River through magnificent French King Gorge to Barton’s Cove.
  • Identify flowers, trees, birds and insects during an expert-led walk along Channing Blake Foot Path.
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