About 20,000 years ago, an ice sheet that covered most of North America extended as far south as Long Island, forming a moraine (a deposit of sediment), on which Clara's Woods is located.
To learn more about the geology of Clara's Woods, download
this document for a guided geology walk through the woods with 7 stops along the trails
For even more information, see this report titled
Anatomy of a Crevasse Fill Ridge In Clara’s Woods
This boulder is near the highest point in Clara's Woods.
There are several other boulders in Clara's Woods. Many of these were once part of the bedrock, and were broken from it and moved by the force of the glacier that covered most of the continent.
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