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Geology of the New York City Region
Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements

Field Trip Destination Map
(with Physiographic Privinces)

New York City's Physical Environment

Geologic Map of the NYC Region

Geologic Time Scale (for NYC region)

Overview of Geologic Fundamentals

The Highlands Province
Geology of Manhattan and The Bronx
1. Central Park
2. Cloisters Museum/Fort Tryon Park
3. Inwood Hill Park/Isham Park
4. Crotana Park
5. New York Botanical Gardens and Bronx Zoo Park
6. Pelham Bay Park
7. Staten Island Serpentinite

Hudson River Highlands of New York
8. Harriman State Park
9. Bear Mountain State Park
10. Anthony's Nose Overlook
11. Mianus River Gorge

Highlands of Connecticut
12. Audubon Center
13. Kent Falls State Park
14. Macedonia Brook State Park

Ramapo Mountains and the New Jersey Highlands
15. Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area
16. Norvin Green State Park
17. Route 23 Rest Area
18. Wawayanda State Park
19. Franklin/Ogdensburg Mineral Resource Area

Highlands Geology along I-80 in New Jersey
20. Jenny Jump State Park
Highlands Geology along I-78 in New Jersey
21. Round Valley State Park
22. Leigh Cavern
23. Spruce Run State Park

The Sedimentary Appalachians

Valley and Ridge Province

The Catskills
24. North Lake State Park
25. Kaaterskill Falls
Hudson Valley
26. Catskill Road Cuts
27. Route 209/Sawkill Road Outcrops
The Shawangunks
28. Mohonk Preserve
29. Minnewaska State Park
The Green Pond Outlier
30. Highland Mills
31. Bearfort Mountain
Kittatinny Mountain
32. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
33. Coppermines Trail
34. Pocono Environmental Education Center
35. Stokes State Forest
36. Tillman Ravine Natural Area
37. High Point State Park
38. Port Jervis Gorge

Mesozoic Basins
Newark Basin
39. The Palisades
40. Paterson/Great Falls Area
41. Interstate 280 Road Cuts
42. South Mountain Reservation
43. Watchung Reservation
44. Riker Hill Park
45. Delaware River Valley Scenic Route
Connecticut River Basin
46. Dinosaur State Park
47. The Hanging Hills
48. New Haven
The Baltimore Canyon Trough

The Atlantic Coastal Plain
Stratigraphy and Paleontology
Cretaceous Formations
Tertiary Formations
Quaternary Formations
Field Trips to the New Jersey Coastal Plain
49. Sayreville/Kennedy Park
50. Cheesequake State Park
51. Atlantic Highlands
52. Poricy Brook
53. Big Brook
54. Tatum Park
55. Crosswicks Creek
56. Shark River Park
Pine Barrens
57. Allaire State Park
58. Lebanon State Forest
59. Wharton State Forest
60. Penn Forest

The Quaternary Environment
Quaternary History of the New York Bight
Quaternary Lakes and River Systems
The Flandrian Transgression
Quaternary Fossils from New York Bight Beaches
Quaternary Field Trip Destinations
61. Verrazano Narrows
62. Prospect Park
63. South Point, Staten Island
64. Caumsett State Park
65. Montauk Point

The Transient Atlantic Shoreline
Geologic Setting of the Modern Shore
Beaches and Barrier Islands
The Story of Atlantic Coal Deposits
Field Trips to the Shore
66. Island Beach State Park
67. Sandy Hook (Gateway National Recreation Area)
68. South Beach, Staten Island
69. Breezy Point/Fort Tilden (Gateway National Recreation Area)
70. Jamaica Bay (Gateway National Recreation Area)
71. Plumb Beach (Gateway National Recreation Area)
72. Coney Island
73. Jones Beach State Park
74. Robert Moses State Park/Fire Island National Seashore
75. Westhampton Beach

Humans, Agents of Geologic Change (about NYC)

Reference List
Figure caption list

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