Once a tourist attraction, now a lonesome roadside ghost town. Lester Park [Lester Park Road Saratoga Springs, NY] showcases ancient fossils, 490 million year-old from the Cambrian Period called stromatolites.
These layered rocks were made by blue-green algae on a shallow sea floor – Saratoga Springs was underwater at this time and this is when the oldest fish were swimming around.
I was dazzled by the beautiful patterns and diversity of the specimens.
Hunt between the stromatolites and search for other marine fossils such as snails and brachiopods fancying yourself as a paleontologist.
There are informational panels to teach yourself more about these fascinating fossils, this is an outdoor exhibit affiliated with the New York State Museum.