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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Hailes Cave is located at John Boyd Thacher State Park, which is about 15 miles southwest of Albany.
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John Boyd Thacher State Park overlooks the Hudson-Mohawk valleys and the Adirondack and Green mountains.