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John Boyd Thacher State Park

  • 1 Hailes Cave Rd Rte 157, off Rte 85
  • Voorheesville, NY 12186
  • Region: West of Albany
  • Phone: (518) 872-1237
  • Fax: (518) 872-9133
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Thacher State Park, is situated along the Helderberg Escarpment, one of the richest fossil-bearing formations in the world. Even as it safeguards six miles of limestone cliff-face, rock-strewn slopes, woodland and open fields, the park provides a marvelous panorama of the Hudson-Mohawk Valleys and the Adirondack and Green Mountains. The park has volleyball courts, playgrounds, ball fields and numerous picnic areas with nine reservable shelters. Interpretive programs are offered year-round, including guided tours of the famous Indian Ladder Trail. There are over twelve additional miles of trails for summer hiking and mountain biking, and winter cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and snowmobiling.

The Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center is located 2 miles from the park on Thompson's Lake. The center opened in July 2001 and offers exhibits, interactive displays, trails for hiking and skiing, and educational programs.

Pets Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet, rabies vaccination and proof of same required. Not permitted in buildings or bathing areas.
To learn more about Thacher Park's new visitor center, or to give your support, please visit www.thacherparkcenter.org

Indian Ladder Trail Guided Walk

  • September 24, 2016
  • Location: John Boyd Thacher State Park
  • Address: 1 Hailes Cave Rd Rte 157, off Rte 85, Voorheesville, NY 12186

Descend the cliff and learn about the geologic and cultural history of the Helderbergs on this scenic and historic trail. See underground streams, loo... View Details

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