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Roadside Geology of New York


Learn about the Geology of New York with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 411 pages that are packed with detailed information about New York Geology. See table of contents below.

Roadside Geology of New YorkTable of Contents

Before We Begin1
A Word About Rocks1
Looking at the Landscape6
I. Plate Tectonics 15
New York and the Drifting Continents
II. The Ice Age 29
New York Glaciated
III. The Niagara Frontier 41
IV. The Lower Hudson and Long Island 55
Palisades Interstate Parkway59
US 9W, NY 218: Sparkill Gap - West Point - Storm King Mountain64
NY 25A, NY 27, NY 25: Queens - Orient Point69
NY 27: Montauk Point - Queens73
Fire Island National Seashore76
V. The New England Front79
Taconic State Parkway: Kensico Dam - Interstate 9083
Interstate 87: Tarrytown - Albany87
Interstate 87: Albany - Canada Border95
NY 22: White Plains - Berlin103
NY 22: Berlin - Comstock107
NY 22: Comstock - Keeseville111
VI. Southeastern New York, Shawangunks, Catskills 117
Interstate 84: Connecticut State Line - Port Jervis121
US 209: Port Jervis - Kingston125
The Catskills130
NY 28: Kingston - Oneonta135
NY 28: Oneonta - Mohawk139
Interstate 88: Schenectady - Binghamton143
NY 12: Binghamton - Utica149
VII. The Southern Tier Expressway155
NY 17: Harriman - Binghamton159
Binghamton - Arkport / Hornell163
Arkport / Hornell - Westfield169
VIII. The Central Corridor177
Interstate 90: Syracuse - Massachusetts State Line181
Interstate 90: Syracuse - Buffalo187
Interstate 90: Buffalo - Pennsylvania State Line191
US 20: Buffalo - Canandaigua195
US 20: Canandaigua - La Fayette199
US 20: La Fayette - Guilderland205
IX. The Finger Lakes Region 211
NY 89: US 20 - Ithaca217
NY 96: Ithaca - Owego225
NY 14: Geneva - Horseheads227
NY 21, NY 371: Canandaigua - Cohocton233
Interstate 390: Rochester - Avoca239
Introduction to Letchworth Gorge243
US 62, NY 241, NY 17: Hamburg - Steamburg249
Interstate 81: Syracuse - Pennsylvania State Line253
NY 54: Penn Yan - Bath259
NY 38: Auburn - Dryden263
NY 41: Skaneateles - Homer265
NY 13: Cortland - Horseheads269
X. Ridge Road and the Seaway Trail273
NY 104: Lewiston - Rochester275
NY 104: Rochester - Oswego279
NY 104, NY 104B, NY 3: Oswego - Watertown285
NY 37: Malone - Ogdensburg287
NY 37, NY 12, NY 12E: Ogdensburg - Cape Vincent - Watertown291
XI. The Adirondack Mountain Region 299
NY 73: Lake Placid - Underwood303
NY 86: Lake Clear Junction - Lake Placid - Jay313
Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway319
NY 9N: Ausable Chasm - Keene325
NY 28: Herkimer - Blue Mountain Lake329
NY 28: Blue Mountain Lake - Warrensburg333
NY 30: Amsterdam - Blue Mountain Lake339
NY 30: Blue Mountain Lake - Malone343
NY 3: Watertown - Tupper Lake347
NY 3: Tupper Lake - Plattsburgh353
NY 12: Watertown - Alder Creek357
NY 46: Boonville - Rome363
NY 56: Massena - Seveys Corners365
Interstate 81: Syracuse - Alexandria Bay371
US 11: Potsdam - Watertown375
The Old Military Turnpike from Potsdam to Plattsburgh385
Glossary388
Suggested Reading 396