Poricy Park Trails Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This is a perfect outing for introducing children to hiking. You’ll meander through Poricy Park’s marsh and deep woods, pass a pond teeming with wildlife, and tramp through a field that’s bursting with wildflowers during spring and summer. Children will also enjoy seeing soaring hawks, plump woodchucks, a farmhouse and barn dating back to colonial times, and the visitor center, which features fossils found in the area, an active beehive, and several hands-on exhibits.
Occasionally, the remains of duckbilled dinosaurs have been found preserved in the green sand and clay, but more common finds are the bivalved-animals with hinged double shells. Shark’s teeth, snails, sea urchins, and sponges have also been found. Park officials say that the best way to find fossils is to sift the sand and gravel in the streambed. Please refrain from digging in the banks because this causes erosion."