Hunt for Fossils in Isle La Motte

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In need of a fun day trip in Vermont? Why not hunt for fossils in Isle La Motte. The fossils are remnants of a reef that once thrived in pre-historic Vermont. 

Nearly half a billion years ago, Lake Champlain once housed a tropical sea. This was before life even existed on land. 

Limestone and fossils remaining from this once tropical sea, stretch from Tennessee to Newfoundland. But the fossil evidence is most visible around Lake Champlain. Isle La Motte is the best place to observe the greatest diversity and development over time.   

 

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