Fisk Quarry Preserve

Fossil

Fisk Quarry Preserve is located in Isle La Motte, VT, and is part of the Chazy Fossil Reef, a National Natural Landmark. This area offers visitors a chance to see some of the oldest reefs in the world, and features short interpretive walking trails.

Directions

From the South: Take Exit 17 off of I-89 and get on US Route 2 W toward the Champlain Islands.  After crossing the bridge between North Hero and Alburgh, look for Route 129 on your left. Follow Route 129 to Isle La Motte.  This road then becomes Main Road.  Follow this south.  As the road curves, it become West Shore Road.  Look for the Fisk Quarry sign and a gravel parking lot on your right.

From the North: Take US Route 2 E.  Turn right onto Route 129.  Follow Route 129 to Isle La Motte.  This road then becomes Main Road.  Follow this south.  As the road curves, it become West Shore Road.  Look for the Fisk Quarry sign and a gravel parking lot on your right.


View Larger Map

 

Guides

Click here for a printable guide to Fisk Quarry Preserve, including driving directions.

Video

To see a video filmed at Fisk Quarry Preserve, click here.

History

Fisk Quarry Preserve was conserved in 1999 due to the leadership of the Isle La Motte Preservation Trust and the Preservation Trust of Vermont. Linda Fitch, who owned the neighboring historic Fisk Farm Inn, created a coalition of non-profits to purchase and save the former quarry just before it was to resume operations.  In 2009, this property was designated as a National Natural Landmark and is still used for research and education in conjunction with the nearby Goodsell Ridge Fossil Preserve.

 

Partners

Fisk Quarry was conserved in partnership with the Preservation Trust of Vermont, Isle La Motte Preservation Trust, and the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board.  The Lake Champlain Land Trust and Vermont Housing and Conservation Board retain the conservation agreement (also known as a conservation easement). The Isle La Motte Preservation Trust owns and manages the property.