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Thacher State Park

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Thacher State Park Review

While visiting my brother up in Albany, we came here to check out the viewpoint! John Boyd Thacher... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2018
New York City, New York
A gem, much improved

Spectacular views, amazing trails, and a wonderful new visitor center to enhance the experience... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

While visiting my brother up in Albany, we came here to check out the viewpoint! John Boyd Thacher State Park spans 2,155 acres and includes over 12 miles of trails that offer grand views of the Green Mountains in Vermont. Whether you want go for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank wanderlustbdreams
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Spectacular views, amazing trails, and a wonderful new visitor center to enhance the experience. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank canebrook
Reviewed 19 October 2018

First time to this park and was thrilled with the hiking trails and natural scenery. Trails that are cut out of the mountainside giving you interesting rock formations and beautiful vistas. One area had a large group gathered to watch for and photograph different types...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank garyqb17
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I have been coming to Thacher Park since I was a little kid and it just gets better each year. The new visitor center is beautiful! They are currently rebuilding new public restrooms and those will be fantastic. There is so much to see and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank topher2076
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to get together with family and friends! Rented a pavilion. Could have been a little cleaner.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sandy L
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Walked the Indian Ladder Trail and it was just beautiful. Several waterfalls make this trail so cool. Lots of photo ops and places to just sit and absorb. The views are amazing. This was my 2nd visit and it will be a must do everytime...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank foursquares
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

I have grown up going to Thatcher Park. I have been to family picnics in many of their grove areas, hiked the trail numerous times (in many weather conditions), enjoyed the overlook countless times, snowshoed areas of the park, and even drive through just to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank agrelyea123
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice state park. Enjoyed hiking the Indian Ladder trail - down and around lots of rock cliffs. Saw a ton of little newts. Visitor center was very nice as well!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank joyce599
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Oil-Patch-Reviews
Reviewed 28 May 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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank kellyv178
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Serena A
23 April 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.
7 August 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.