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Rocky Point, Long Island
INDIAN ROCK, 1905
An impressive, three-story high glacial erratic sitting quietly among a group of houses on Sam’s Path in Rocky Point, this unique natural landmark holds layers of local lore as well as geological and ecological history.
Located among residential homes on Sam’s Path, the property was put up for sale. The Peconic Land Trust, the Rocky Point Historical Society, the Rocky Point Civic Association, Seatuck Environmental Association and others are teaming up to protect this local treasure.
|John Turner at Indian Rock
“Indian Rock, the largest boulder in Suffolk County, and quite possibly all of Long Island, is an ideal outdoor classroom for students of all ages,” explained John Turner, Conservation Policy Advocate for Seatuck Environmental Association. “There’s half a billion years’ worth of stories in the rock, with chapters to explain how rocks are made and the continents were formed and moved around.”
If the Trust is successful in acquiring the property, it plans to restore the natural landscape surrounding Indian Rock, creating the ultimate outdoor classroom to understand our geologic history.
For more information on the history and geological significance of Indian Rock and how you can help, visit our website or contact Amanda Abraham or Jessie Marcus at 631.283.3195.——————————————————————————-_____________________________________________