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Sun 22 Sep
Autumn Appeal Native Plant Gardening Workshop
Sunday, September 22, 2019 01:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Learn about the wonderful native shrubs and perennials that shine in autumn with color, blooms, and berries. Find out about some plants you may not know that are easy to grow and beneficial to wildlife. After the indoor presentation we’ll go outside and visit our native plant gardens to see these beauties in all their glory. Native plants will be available for purchase. Dress for the outdoors and bring a notebook. Please call 518-872-0800 to register. Meet at the Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center.
Registration: Required
Tue 24 Sep
Fall Flora at Thacher Park
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 09:30 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Look for late blooming wildflowers, fall fruits, and early autumn colors as we walk along the escarpment trail and take in the scenic views. This walk is co-sponsored by ECOS, the Environmental Clearinghouse, and all are welcome to attend. Meet at Thacher Visitor Center. The park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 518-872-0800 for more information. Meet at the Thacher Visitor Center.
Sat 28 Sep
Hike to High Point Without a Trace at Thacher Park
Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Join us for a hike to the escarpment on the Fred Schroeder Memorial Trail. We’ll take a break at High Point to enjoy the views and along the way explore the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace. Have you ever been out in nature and stumbled across pieces of trash or an old campfire ring? These things are left behind by people and have impacts on the natural environment. Learn about Leave No Trace and you can share the awareness with others. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water and a snack. Meet at the Carrick Road parking area for this 3-mile hike over fairly level terrain. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 05 Oct
Fall Leaves Preschool Program at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Celebrate fabulous fall and its changing leaves! We'll read a story about the changing season, learn about why leaves change colors and then take a walk to find some beautiful leaves outside. Call 518-872-0800 for more information. Meet at the Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center.
Sat 05 Oct
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Walk at Thacher Park
Saturday, October 5, 2019 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Enjoy the fall foliage and scenic views as you learn about the geology and history of the park. This moderate walk of about 1.5 hours includes stairs and a couple of steep sections. Wear sturdy shoes and meet in front of the Visitor Center. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sun 06 Oct
Batty for Bats at Thacher Visitor Center
Sunday, October 6, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Feeling a bit batty this October? Bats often get a bad rap, but Halloween's most popular mascot is an integral part of our ecosystem! Join us for a bat themed story and learn the truth about these cute Chiropterans - bat craft drop-in activity and informational table after each story-time. Lower level of Thacher Visitor Center. The park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.
Sat 12 Oct
Fall Fungi at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Do you feel fired up about fungi? Are you mad about mycelium? Just curious about the wild cousins of your pizza topping? Join members of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Society on a ramble through our property to learn more about and even find some fabulous fungus. Call 518-872-0800 for more information. At the Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center.
Sat 12 Oct
Moonlight Walk at Thacher Park
Saturday, October 12, 2019 06:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Join us for a 2.5-mile hike to the escarpment at dusk. We’ll watch the full moon rise over the Hudson Valley from Hang Glider Cliff. We may need flashlights for the hike out, but if the sky is clear we can hike back by moonlight. Meet at the Carrick Road trailhead at 6pm. Note, there are no restroom facilities in the north end of Thacher Park. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sun 13 Oct
Batty for Bats at Thacher Visitor Center
Sunday, October 13, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Feeling a bit batty this October? Bats often get a bad rap, but Halloween's most popular mascot is an integral part of our ecosystem! Join us for a bat themed story and learn the truth about these cute Chiropterans - bat craft drop-in activity and informational table after each story-time. Lower level of Thacher Visitor Center. The park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.*TVC
Sun 20 Oct
Pumpkin Painting at Thacher Visitor Center
Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Feeling festive this fall? Decorate a pumpkin! Perfect your pumpkin masterpiece while sipping on cider and snacking on Cider Donuts and fresh apples from Indian Ladder Farms. We’ll have the pumpkins - just bring your artistic vision! Fee is $5 per person, limit is 1 pumpkin per person. The park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle. At the Thacher Visitor Center.
Sat 26 Oct
Nature’s Creepy Mystery Trail at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Take a walk on the Nature Center Trail and discover cool and creepy natural objects and oddities along the way. Use the clues to complete the challenge and win a prize! Wear your Halloween costume if you like. Make Halloween crafts and enjoy warm cider and donuts. This fun (not scary) program is appropriate for all ages. Please call 518-872-0800 for more information. At the Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center.
Sun 27 Oct
Batty for Bats at Thacher Visitor Center
Sunday, October 27, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Feeling a bit batty this October? Bats often get a bad rap, but Halloween's most popular mascot is an integral part of our ecosystem! Join us for a bat themed story and learn the truth about these cute Chiropterans - bat craft drop-in activity and informational table after each story-time. Lower level of Thacher Visitor Center. The park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.*TVC
Sat 02 Nov
Woodland Path” Oil Painting Workshop at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, November 2, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Paint an autumn woodland path with local accomplished artist and teacher Karen Woodin. Participants of all skill levels will receive instructions on various oil painting techniques and complete their own 16 x 20 painting to take home. The course fee of $65 includes all materials. Advance registration and payment are required. Please call 518-872-0800 by October 25 to register. Bring a bag lunch, light refreshments will be provided. Class size is limited, so register early. *ETTNC
Registration: Required