We were staying nearby and pulled in to take the scenic trails around the preserve. There is a small visitor's center where a very knowledgeable gentleman explains about the geology of the island and some of the fossils found here. There is a short video about the preserve and several small displays of fossils. The trails loop around and through the surrounding landscape, some are quite short and it is worth taking a few of the trails to make your time here worthwhile. The signs are self explanatory and the trail markers easy to follow. All of the good fossil sites are near the visitor's center, the woods are inhabited by mosquitos in the summer so bring repellent and don't brush against anything that looks like poison ivy. I had a burning red welt on the back of my hand for a few days.