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Thacher State Park

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Great Views, Great for Fossil Hunting

Thacher Park has great views and it is a great place for fossil hunting. Highly recommend the hike... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Spectacular Views

I use to travel here as a kid on class trips, still a beautiful place to visit and hike. There are... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Kelly V
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“fall foliage”(4 reviews)
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1 Hales Cave Rd, Voorheesville, NY 12186-5110
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thacher Park has great views and it is a great place for fossil hunting. Highly recommend the hike on Indian Ladders.

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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

I use to travel here as a kid on class trips, still a beautiful place to visit and hike. There are several trails to travel, and they now have a nature center which is very active interactive for young children. It’s small but still very...More

1  Thank Kelly V
Reviewed May 17, 2018

It is a great place to go for a casual walk or hike the woods. New visitor center a nice addition. It still has the spectacular view Albany and beyond(Adirondacks to the north, Green Mountains to the west) The park itself was very clean for...More

Thank ge105fish
Reviewed February 13, 2018

Great for hikers, wheelchairers, and everyone in between! Wide expanse of scenic views, excellent new interpretive center. Walk or roll on paved paths, also those who can traverse them have foot trails as well. spend thirty minutes, or all day. Great in winter to XC...More

Thank WTRey
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

A great park to see views of Albany and entire region. Great park for having picnic or hike along numerous trails that are carved into the rock escarpment of the ridge. You will walk behind waterfalls and take in great views along the trail. Great...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed January 22, 2018

A wonderful place to walk, picnic and spend the day with yourself or family and friends! The views are incredible and the hiking area is well travelled and fun.

1  Thank elizabethv417
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here several times, and the views never get old. The park is quite large, I’d recommend going on a day that the weather is nice so that you can enjoy the nature trails and views.

Thank chrisski287
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Thacher Park has been a part of our lives for as long as I can remember--- it is an easy drive and affords beautiful views and a variety of hiking trails. This year a visitors' center was opened and it is wonderful. It has the...More

Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed October 29, 2017

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 doing here and how long it would take....More

1  Thank julie248
Reviewed October 12, 2017

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.

Thank John H
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Serena A
April 22, 2018|
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Response from WTRey | Reviewed this property |
It is open as of late June 2018. I hiked through with two friends.
August 6, 2017|
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Response from SUSAN F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you supervise them closely. The park is beautiful with views and waterfalls but it also has precipitous drop offs and cliffs that would be dangerous for an unsupervised child.
April 25, 2017|
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Response from Kelly V | Reviewed this property |
They do now charge $6 to park all day, and its the honor system, you get tickets from a vending machine.