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Thacher State Park

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A gem, much improved

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New York City, New York
Love Thacher Park

I have been coming to Thacher Park since I was a little kid and it just gets better each year. The... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Guilderland, New York
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“ladder trail”(30 reviews)
“fall foliage”(4 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank canebrook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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.

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

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

Thank Allison R
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!

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.

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

1  Thank kellyv178
Reviewed 18 May 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
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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.