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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To mark Thacher Park's centennial and honor the legacy started by its namesake family, a free celebration will be held at the park Saturday, September 13,2014 from 10am-7pm.
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.
Route 157 leads through John Boyd Thacher Park. Picnic on the grounds, swim in the pool, then walk on the Indian Ladder Trail down the face of the escarpment.
Set next to the trailhead and picnic area for the popular Indian Ladder Trail, the Thacher Park Center will help introduce visitors to the park's many features, including an expansive trail network and opportunities for hiking, biking, camping, and environmental education.
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.