Thacher State Park (John Boyd Thacher), Voorheesville

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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  • This is one of my favorite state parks I've been to in NY, particularly in the foliage season! It simply couldn't be more gorgeous. I had a hard time before arriving with understanding what I would be...  more »
  • Visitor Center is a beautiful building, some interesting information regarding the park. Parking a little excessive at $6. Nice relaxing patio to hang out on.  more »
  • What a nifty park with plenty to do for all ages. Hiking trails, zip lines, picnic areas, nature center and more. We attended a wedding here and want to go back to hike and take in the incredible view...  more »

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