Dinosaur Footprints – Holyoke, Massachusetts

VISITED NOVEMBER 2020

OPEN: April 1-November 30, daily, sunrise to sunset, closed in winter due to icy, slippery conditions.

When searching on TripAdvisor for things to do for the upcoming weekend, I stumbled upon a post for “Dinosaur Footprints” in Holyoke. At first I thought, if this is free, how good could it be? If this was really impressive, someone would be charging for it!

Still, I thought, let’s go check it out. I’m so glad we did! Dinosaur Footprints might not be a huge attraction, but it’s still ridiculously impressive. It’s real dinosaur footprints!

We arrived and there was no one parked at the small parking lot (there’s about 5 parking spaces). I packed Akaash into the backpack carrier (I would not use a stroller for this path/outing) and away we went. It’s a very very short walk down an inclined path to the… wait for it… Dinosaur Footprints!

There are informational boards along the way to tell the story of the footprints and how they came to be found.

When we arrived I was happy to see someone had outlined some of the footprints with chalk. At first glance, they are not easy to find, but once you see them, WOW.

There was only one other family that came during our time there and this was on a weekend!

We spent about a total of 30 minutes there.

I would highly recommend this place.

QUICK TIPS:

Comfortable coming by myself: Personally, I would not come here by myself with Akaash. I can’t bring a stroller down the path and there were very few people around when we went (maybe I’ve watched too many Forensic Files…)

Stroller Friendly: No.

Tickets: Not needed! This is free!

Bathrooms: None available.

Food: None available.

Parking: around 5 spots available right outside the access point

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