John Boyd Thacher State Park

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John Boyd Thacher State Park


Location:On Route 157, off Route 85, 15 miles southwest of Albany.
Facilities:Picnic areas (é), 9 picnic pavilions (é), playgrounds, volleyball courts, ball fields, multi-use trails (12+ miles), nature trail, Olympic-size swimming pool, scenic views.
Activities:Swimming, hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, hunting, recreation programs, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is located along the Helderberg escarpment, one of the richest fossil-bearing formations in the world. Year-round interpretive programs at the park include guided tours of the Indian Ladder Trail. Other programs are available at the Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center, which is located 2 miles from the park on Thompson Lake.
Address:1 Hailes Cave Rd
Voorheesville, NY 12186

Phone:518-872-1237
Fax:518-872-9133
Web: www.nysparks.com/parks/info.asp?parkId=125
Size: 1,967 acres.

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While working for the Saratoga-Capital District Region last winter, I was fortunate to join Parks Regional Biologist Casey Holzworth and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) biologists to survey bats hibernating in Hailes Cave in Thacher Park, near Albany.
One hundred years later, Thacher Park has grown to 2,400 acres including Thompson's Lake State Campground and the Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center.
From Thacher Park, take a tour (Route 157A west and Route 443 west) through farm country where, in season, hand-drawn signs advertise fresh eggs, hay, lambs or worms.