Institute to host fossil hike Saturday – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Institute to host fossil hike Saturday

NAPLES — Members of the staff of the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges will lead a fossil hike through Grimes Glen in Naples, a site known for its waterfalls and paleontological significance.

The group will gather at 9:45 a.m. July 16 in the parking lot on Vine Street; the hike — starting at 10 a.m. — will cover about a mile on land and in shallow water.

Participants will likely see several common fossils found throughout the Finger Lakes, and should be prepared to hike about one mile on land and through shallow water.

Take water to drink and a bag lunch, and wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes. This event is free and open to the public.

The New York State Museum in Albany has a 390,000-year-old tree fossil that was found in Grimes Glen in 1882. Hikers may not come across anything that old, but will find their own treasures while learning about the geologic history of the area.

Registration is requested by calling Sarah Meyer, the Finger Lakes Institute’s Community Outreach Coordinator, at (315) 781-4382 or e-mailing her