Mid-Atlantic Fossil and Nature Adventures

It’s always an adventure

“It’s always an adventure” ~ Cathy Young 

 Mid-Atlantic Fossil and Nature Adventures


Whether you are a serious fossil collector and nature explorer, a novice wishing to explore and discover the wonders of the earth, or a family with children who want to learn and find their own fossils, minerals or explore nature together, you should join us on a Mid-Atlantic Fossil and Nature Adventure! We hire real Paleontologists, Naturalists and other experts to be your guides.


I began organizing fossil collecting, mineral collecting, canoe trips, birding trips, frog walks, reptile walks, etc., while I was Director of Membership at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. When I left “the Academy”, I decided to start my own trip business, using experts as our leaders. We do trips almost every weekend between March and November. Our trips are in PA, NJ, NY, DE, MD, VA, NC, FL, AL and KY. I’ve always had a passion for nature, and know that the best way to learn about nature is to be outside and actually explore the natural world. When I find fossils, it always astounds me to think that I’m the 1st person ever to find whatever it is I found, and to think that it was alive many millions or hundreds of millions of years ago!


We will go to fossil and mineral sites where you will be sure to find at least some fossils or minerals – sometimes even museum quality fossils. We usually collect fossils along river banks or along beaches, many times covering large areas by motorboats. Our team and I will help teach you techniques for finding fossils, as well as how to identify them.


We look forward to having you join us for an adventure you will never forget, and to have you come back for more exciting discoveries. 


We send e-Newsletters about upcoming fossil collecting, mineral collecting and nature trips about twice a week or so. If you’d like to be on our                 

e-Newsletter list, please e-mail me at cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com .


Our trips are great for adults without children and families with children. The recommended ages for trips are given in the trips descriptions.


“It’s always an adventure”!


Cathy Young, Proprietor


For a list of our current trips offered, please click here


To view photos of fossils, nature matter and minerals found on our trips, please click here

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