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John Boyd Thacher State Park

  • 830 Thacher Park Rd. Voorheesville, NY 12186
  • West of Albany
  • Overview

    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.

    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

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    Facility Info
    • Description Helderberg Room is 1,220 sqft multi-purpose and Conference Room is meeting space for 12 people.
    • Floorplan File Floorplan File
    • Largest Room 1220
    • Reception Capacity 80
    • Theatre Capacity 90
    • Banquet Capacity 80
    • Number of Rooms 2
    • Large floor Plan PDF Large floor Plan PDF
    • Classroom Capacity 40