These large, often triangular blocks of granite are are often encountered around the trails.

They’re Coping Stones and they line parts of the trails and serve as guardrails. Although they’re quite numerous you don’t find them on all of the trails. I’ve never been able to figure out any logic to their placement.

Cut roughly and spaced irregularly, the coping stones create a rustic appearance. These coping stones have been affectionately called “Rockefeller’s teeth.”

They’re not unique to this preserve and apparently are found at other Rockefeller properties e.g. Acadia National Park in Maine.

Taken with an Olympus OM-D EM-10 and Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42 f3.5-4.6 II

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