Geology of the New York City Region

Quaternary Field Trip Destinations

Nearly every location discussed in this book provides evidence of landscape development caused by glaciers, or by erosion and sedimentation during the Late Pleistocene and the Holocene. Parks of particular interest relating to their glacial history in the Highlands Province section include: Central Park, The Bronx Zoo/Botanical Gardens, Pelham Bay Park, Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks, the Mianus River Gorge, Pyramid Mountain, Wawayanda State Park, and Jenny Jump State Park. Exceptional glacial features in the Sedimentary Appalachians section include North Lake, the Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park, Bearfort Ridge, Stokes Forest, and the Delaware Water Gap. Within the Mesozoic Basins section, exceptional glacial features can be observed at Castle Craig State Park, on West Peak in the New Haven, CT area, and on South Mountain in New Jersey. However, the sites discussed below are perhaps some of the most accessible or most important Pleistocene-specific sites in the New York Bight region.

61. Verrazano Narrows
62. Prospect Park
63. South Point, Staten Island
64. Caumsett State Park
65. Montauk Point

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