Lester Park is a small fossil park located just outside Saratoga Springs, NY.

We decided to check out the park while spending a day in the Saratoga area.

Using Google Maps, it was easy to  find the park. The pull off is located around a bend, so take your time getting there.  We spotted it right away, as there is a clearing with several signs.

This is simply a roadside pull off, with spots for about 2-3 cars on the side of the road.

The fossils here are primarily stromatolites, which are round stone formations. 

These fossils date back to 480 million years ago, which is an impressive sight for geologists or enthusiasts.

This is a small area to explore, and there are no trails or additional areas to venture into.

I would recommend this most for adults or students interested in fossils.

Visit the NYS website for more information: https://www.nysm.nysed.gov/research-collections/geology/resources/lester-park

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