John Boyd Thacher State Park

John Boyd Thacher State Park

Waterfall and Cliffs along Indian Ladders Trail - Photo credit: Jeremy Apgar Waterfall and Cliffs along Indian Ladders Trail - Photo credit: Jeremy Apgar
42.654929, -74.017961

John Boyd Thacher State Park is situated along the Helderberg Escarpment, one of the richest fossil-bearing formations in the world. These deposits have been called the key to North American geology.

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, ballfields and numerous picnic areas with nine reservable shelters. Interpretive programs are offered year-round. From the top of the...

Park Acreage:

2155.00 acres



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John Boyd Thacher State Park


(518) 872-1237


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February 20, 2011
We do have Trail Map 200 also for sale, and it probably should be listed as such in the 'Buy Trail Map'. The online version of the Long Path Guide is reaching completion, and the sections describing JBTSP are ready. Maybe links to them can be provided? They are: and Maybe I'm authorized to do it myself, but I'm not sure I won't make a mess of it! Thanks, Jakob
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