Thacher State Park (John Boyd Thacher), Voorheesville

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.9/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
John Boyd 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.
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  • We went in October and the views and colors were terrific from the top of the escarpment. You could see Massachusetts and Vermont. We walked on a trail below the cliffs "Indian Ladder Trail" which was...  read more »
  • We love visiting thatcher park every year. We share a very memorable moment, it is where my boyfriend and I had our first date. We sat and watch the fireworks, had a picnic basket and a bottle of wine...  read more »
  • Thatcher park will never disappoint. Even on cloudy, foggy or rainy days the views are unbeatable. The trails should really only be used by experienced trail walkers as there are a lot of cliffs, ledg...  read more »
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