Is Thacher Park free?

Is Thacher Park free?

The center offers exhibits, interactive displays, trails for hiking and skiing, snow shoe rentals and educational programs. Thacher has nine pavilions. Prices range from $75 to $250 and can accommodate 40 to 200 people. Check availability at

How long is the Indian Ladder Trail?

about half a mile
The Indian Ladder Trail in Thacher State Park is only about half a mile in length, but it features two incredible waterfalls in this stretch. This trail passes underneath the imposing walls of the Helderberg Escarpment, a prominent feature towering over the valley created by the Hudson River.

How was Thatcher park formed?

As softer rock wore away, limestone broke off along vertical cracks, leaving a jagged, perpendicular wall. Thacher Park includes this escarpment and extends west along the wide, elevated plateau on top. The park has a long association with human activity.

Does Thacher park have a pool?

“The pool at John Boyd Thacher State Park has been one of the region’s premier swimming destinations for over 50 years.

What time does Thacher park open?

7 a.m. to dusk
Hours and reservations The park is open from 7 a.m. to dusk. Year-round: hiking, picnicking, skiing, snowmobiling and mountain biking (weather permitting). Nature center: open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays. Plan early and make reservations for camping or events.

Where do you park for the Indian Ladder Trail?

The most popular parking area for the Indian Ladder Trail is La Grange Bush, but it is also accessible from the Minelot and Paint Mine parking areas. Each lot has its’ own self serve pay station to pay the $6 Vehicle Use Fee.

Can you bring dogs to Indian Ladder Farms?

Yes, dogs are allowed in the Biergarten and on the Nature Trail. Pets are not permitted inside the buildings, the berry patches, or the orchard.

Where is the Helderberg Escarpment?

eastern New York
The Helderberg Escarpment, also known as the Helderberg Mountains, is an escarpment in eastern New York, United States, roughly 11 miles (18 km) west of the city of Albany.

Can you swim in awosting Falls?

Swimming is prohibited in the falls, and enforced. We did see people swimming there mid week in May, but this is against park policy. The people you see swimming in the pictures are actually the crew for a Bear Grylls’ show, who were repelling down the waterfall.

What is the elevation of Thacher park?

The latitude and longitude coordinates (GPS waypoint) of Thacher State Park are 42.6492443 (North), -74.0051278 (West) and the approximate elevation is 1,115 feet (340 meters) above sea level.