Petrified Sea Gardens, Saratoga Springs

Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Petrified Sea Gardens, also once known as Ritchie Park, is a National Historic Landmark on Petrified Sea Gardens Road in Saratoga Springs, New York. It preserves a bed of ancient stromatolites in a Cambrian rock layer, which were the first to be recognized and understood for what they are. The site was a private park open to the public for many years, but is now closed. The site was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1967, and a National Historic Landmark in 1999.
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  • The Petrified Sea Gardens are gone -- turned into a quarry, alas -- but there is still a small area that is well worth seeing if you are interested in geology or ancient creatures. It is called...  more »
  • Unique geological site a short distance from Saratoga Springs, NY. Well marked trails featuring a walk across a 490 million year-old fossil (stromatolites) sea floor; Domed Cyanobacterial...  more »

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