john boyd thacher state park

Great thanks must be extended to the memory and spirits of Emma Treadwell and John Boyd Thacher. Their initial philanthropic gift of the place known as “Indian Ladder; inspired many other succeeding individuals and groups to dedicate their time and efforts to the growth of our John Boyd Thacher State Park.

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By the mid-19th Century, the famous Indian Ladder Region of the Helderberg had become a vacation-seeker’s paradise. Escaping the summer heat of the city for the elevated cool mountain breezes and fresh air of forest and field became a habit for many travelers in search of rest and recreation.

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Last Saturday, a group of hikers were led through John Boyd Thacher State Park on a walk filled with history lessons given by Tim Albright.

Last Saturday, Tim Albright led a group of hikers through John Boyd Thacher State Park. Along their journey, Albright taught the group about the history of the area, from millions of years ago to the present.

The New Scotland History Museum, located in the Wyman Osterhout Community Center, off of Route 85 in New Salem, is documenting the nearby Thacher Park’s century of history.

NEW SCOTLAND —John Boyd Thacher State Park will get $3.8 million for its new visitors’ center, the governor’s office announced on Tuesday. The Helderberg park is to receive almost half of $8.7 million allocated to Capital Region parks.

A 44-year-old East Greenbush man fell to his death while illegally scaling the rock face at the John Boyd Thacher State Park on Sept. 13.

EAST GREENBUSH— Ronald Gene Czajkowski a religious and creative family man, died on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, from injuries sustained from a fall at Thacher Park. He was 44.

The first hearing on Thacher's inaugural master plan elicited kudos and concerns, the most troubling from a geologist who said building a visitors' center close to the edge of the escarpment is unwise.

Invasive species can be found throughout Thacher Park and Thompsons Lake, but education campaigns and volunteers have helped to stem their impact on biodiversity.

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