John Boyd Thacher State Park, is situated along the Helderberg Escarpment, one of the richest fossil-bearing formations in the world. 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, ball fields and numerous picnic areas with nine reservable shelters. Interpretive programs are offered year-round, including guided tours of the famous Indian Ladder Trail. There are over twelve additional miles of trails for summer hiking and mountain biking, and winter cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and snowmobiling.

Took the dogs for a hike today. Nice day, no bugs, nice trail with minimal inclines. Steam beds almost dry with no moving water this time of year. Met about a dozen hikers on the trail.

We came to do the Indian ladder which was closed. The loop was a nice leisurely hike, but not very scenic.

This was a nice quick 4.8 mile trek of the southern end of the park. It was muddy starting out due to the rain and snow melt, then it wasn't so bad down the trail. It was a nice spring day where there was people out hiking and having picnics.

horseback riding
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Part of the Thather Park trail system. Good footing. Can be hilly. Lot more trail miles available. Geology includes rock fissures that are not always easy to see if you leave the trail. A great place to trail ride.

Saturday, June 11, 2016


Sunday, September 20, 2015