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Sat 02 Jul
A Walk Through the Paleozoic
Saturday, July 2, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting at the Visitor Center, participants will be introduced to the rock layers of the Indian Ladder Trail and the fossils found within them. We will descend through the entrance to the Indian Ladder Trail to follow the base of the escarpment and observe the various Devonian Period rock layers and the effects of weathering and erosion that have formed the escarpment. We will return to the Visitor Center along the top of the escarpment that offers spectacular views of the valley and mountains north and east. Best Suited For: All Ages.
Sat 02 Jul
America’s National Symbol, the Bald Eagle
Saturday, July 2, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thacher State Park
This July 4th weekend, join Nature Center educators for a walk to see our eagles' nest, learn about the history of bald eagles in America, and hopefully get a glimpse of the young fledglings. Located at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 02 Jul
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, July 2, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sun 03 Jul
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Hike
Sunday, July 3, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thacher State Park
The protruding face and impressive size of the Helderberg Escarpment have captured the human imagination for centuries. Learn about the geological processes that shaped this striking rock slope, and the ways that these rocks in turn shaped local history. Tour begins at the Indian Ladder Trailhead nearest the Visitor Center and continues one-mile round-trip. The trail includes stairs, uneven surfaces, and low rock overhangs that require crouching to pass. Best Suited for: All ages.
Thu 07 Jul
Beginner Kayaking
Thursday, July 7, 2022 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Learn how to use a kayak on Thompson's Lake with certified instructors! We will learn a few skills and take a nice paddle around Thompson's Lake to see some unique sights from beaver lodges to eagles. Maximum of 5 registered participants. Call 518-872-0800 to register. Located at Thompson's Lake Campground. Best Suited For: Ages 10 and up.
Sat 09 Jul
Caves and Karst
Saturday, July 9, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting with the karst display, participants will come to understand the development of Thacher Park's unique landscape and the terms associated with them. We will carpool to the east end of the Indian Ladder Trail and descend to the Minelot Falls area to observe the limestone layers and the resurging underground streams. Next, we will drive up to the Beaver Dam Road and visit the active sinkhole and other unique areas. Best Suited For: Ages 16 and up.
Sat 09 Jul
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, July 9, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Wed 13 Jul
Berne Library Stories around the Camp Fire
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Thacher State Park
Join us around the campfire for a children's story hour as we learn about water with Berne Public Library.
Thu 14 Jul
Beginner Kayaking
Thursday, July 14, 2022 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Learn how to use a kayak on Thompson's Lake with certified instructors! We will learn a few skills and take a nice paddle around Thompson's Lake to see some unique sights from beaver lodges to eagles. Maximum of 5 registered participants. Call 518-872-0800 to register. Located at Thompson's Lake Campground. Best Suited For: Ages 10 and up.
Fri 15 Jul
Learn to Fish
Friday, July 15, 2022 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Discover the basics of fishing and learn new techniques as we fish around Thompson's Lake State Park! Fishing poles and bait will be provided. Best Suited For: Ages 7 and up.
Fri 15 Jul
Full Moon Hike
Friday, July 15, 2022 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thacher State Park
See the Capital Region draped in moonlight on this nighttime hike! Starting at the Carrick Road trailhead, we'll walk 1.5 miles (three miles round-trip) over the Perimeter and Hang Glider trails to Hang Glider Point. We'll stop occasionally to adjust our night vision and explore the sights and sounds of the forest at night. Trails traverse moderate terrain, and participants are encouraged to bring their own light sources. Located at Carrick Road trailhead. Best Suited for: Ages 12 and up
Sat 16 Jul
A Walk Through the Paleozoic
Saturday, July 16, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting at the Visitor Center, participants will be introduced to the rock layers of the Indian Ladder Trail and the fossils found within them. We will descend through the entrance to the Indian Ladder Trail to follow the base of the escarpment and observe the various Devonian Period rock layers and the effects of weathering and erosion that have formed the escarpment. We will return to the Visitor Center along the top of the escarpment that offers spectacular views of the valley and mountains north and east. Best Suited For: All Ages.
Sat 16 Jul
BioBlitz
Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join guest experts and park educators to explore the park and help us identify as many different species as possible in one day! Like an extreme nature scavenger hunt, a BioBlitz is a great way to get excited about science, learn about biodiversity, and discover how you can help protect our natural world. Habitat, plant, and animal explorations will be scheduled throughout the day, so you can learn more about your favorite topics! Located at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center. Best Suited For: All Ages.
Sat 16 Jul
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, July 16, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sun 17 Jul
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Hike
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Thacher State Park
The protruding face and impressive size of the Helderberg Escarpment have captured the human imagination for centuries. Learn about the geological processes that shaped this striking rock slope, and the ways that these rocks in turn shaped local history. Tour begins at the Indian Ladder Trailhead nearest the Visitor Center and continues one-mile round-trip. The trail includes stairs, uneven surfaces, and low rock overhangs that require crouching to pass. Best Suited for: All ages. July 17th: 12-1pm, July 24th: 2-3pm, July 31st: 4-5pm
Fri 22 Jul
Beginner Kayaking
Friday, July 22, 2022 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Learn how to use a kayak on Thompson's Lake with certified instructors! We will learn a few skills and take a nice paddle around Thompson's Lake to see some unique sights from beaver lodges to eagles. Maximum of 5 registered participants. Call 518-872-0800 to register. Located at Thompson's Lake Campground. Best Suited For: Ages 10 and up.
Sat 23 Jul
Caves and Karst
Saturday, July 23, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting with the karst display, participants will come to understand the development of Thacher Park's unique landscape and the terms associated with them. We will carpool to the east end of the Indian Ladder Trail and descend to the Minelot Falls area to observe the limestone layers and the resurging underground streams. Next, we will drive up to the Beaver Dam Road and visit the active sinkhole and other unique areas. Best Suited For: Ages 16 and up.
Sat 23 Jul
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, July 23, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sun 24 Jul
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Hike
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Thacher State Park
The protruding face and impressive size of the Helderberg Escarpment have captured the human imagination for centuries. Learn about the geological processes that shaped this striking rock slope, and the ways that these rocks in turn shaped local history. Tour begins at the Indian Ladder Trailhead nearest the Visitor Center and continues one-mile round-trip. The trail includes stairs, uneven surfaces, and low rock overhangs that require crouching to pass. Best Suited for: All ages. July 17th: 12-1pm, July 24th: 2-3pm, July 31st: 4-5pm
Fri 29 Jul
Beginner Kayaking
Friday, July 29, 2022 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Learn how to use a kayak on Thompson's Lake with certified instructors! We will learn a few skills and take a nice paddle around Thompson's Lake to see some unique sights from beaver lodges to eagles. Maximum of 5 registered participants. Call 518-872-0800 to register. Located at Thompson's Lake Campground. Best Suited For: Ages 10 and up.
Sat 30 Jul
A Walk Through the Paleozoic
Saturday, July 30, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting at the Visitor Center, participants will be introduced to the rock layers of the Indian Ladder Trail and the fossils found within them. We will descend through the entrance to the Indian Ladder Trail to follow the base of the escarpment and observe the various Devonian Period rock layers and the effects of weathering and erosion that have formed the escarpment. We will return to the Visitor Center along the top of the escarpment that offers spectacular views of the valley and mountains north and east. Best Suited For: All Ages.
Sat 30 Jul
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, July 30, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sun 31 Jul
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Hike
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Thacher State Park
The protruding face and impressive size of the Helderberg Escarpment have captured the human imagination for centuries. Learn about the geological processes that shaped this striking rock slope, and the ways that these rocks in turn shaped local history. Tour begins at the Indian Ladder Trailhead nearest the Visitor Center and continues one-mile round-trip. The trail includes stairs, uneven surfaces, and low rock overhangs that require crouching to pass. Best Suited for: All ages. July 17th: 12-1pm, July 24th: 2-3pm, July 31st: 4-5pm
Sat 06 Aug
Caves and Karst
Saturday, August 6, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting with the karst display, participants will come to understand the development of Thacher Park's unique landscape and the terms associated with them. We will carpool to the east end of the Indian Ladder Trail and descend to the Minelot Falls area to observe the limestone layers and the resurging underground streams. Next, we will drive up to the Beaver Dam Road and visit the active sinkhole and other unique areas. Best Suited For: Ages 16 and up.
Sat 06 Aug
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, August 6, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Wed 10 Aug
Archery for Beginners
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thacher State Park
This program covers the basics of Archery, including equipment, safety, range commands, and shooting techniques. Max of 10 registered participants. Located at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center. Best Suited for: Ages 13-16 Registration is required. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Fri 12 Aug
Full Moon Hike
Friday, August 12, 2022 08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thacher State Park
See the Capital Region draped in moonlight on this nighttime hike! Starting at the Carrick Road trailhead, we'll walk 1.5 miles (three miles round-trip) over the Perimeter and Hang Glider trails to Hang Glider Point. We'll stop occasionally to adjust our night vision and explore the sights and sounds of the forest at night. Trails traverse moderate terrain, and participants are encouraged to bring their own light sources. Located at Carrick Road trailhead. Best Suited for: Ages 12 and up.
Sat 13 Aug
A Walk Through the Paleozoic
Saturday, August 13, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting at the Visitor Center, participants will be introduced to the rock layers of the Indian Ladder Trail and the fossils found within them. We will descend through the entrance to the Indian Ladder Trail to follow the base of the escarpment and observe the various Devonian Period rock layers and the effects of weathering and erosion that have formed the escarpment. We will return to the Visitor Center along the top of the escarpment that offers spectacular views of the valley and mountains north and east. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 13 Aug
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, August 13, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Thu 18 Aug
Young Artists Watercolor Class
Thursday, August 18, 2022 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Calling all young painters! Artists ages 8 to 18 are invited to try their hand at watercolor painting with artist Diane Steele. Learn a variety of techniques for painting realistic butterflies and other insects! No experience is necessary but note this is a class for children interested in art and would not be a good fit for kids looking for general crafting opportunities. Registration is required. Call 518-872-0800 to register. $20 materials fee. Located at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center. Best Suited for: Ages 8 to 18
Sat 20 Aug
Caves and Karst
Saturday, August 20, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting with the karst display, participants will come to understand the development of Thacher Park's unique landscape and the terms associated with them. We will carpool to the east end of the Indian Ladder Trail and descend to the Minelot Falls area to observe the limestone layers and the resurging underground streams. Next, we will drive up to the Beaver Dam Road and visit the active sinkhole and other unique areas. Best Suited For: Ages 16 and up.
Sat 20 Aug
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, August 20, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 27 Aug
A Walk Through the Paleozoic
Saturday, August 27, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting at the Visitor Center, participants will be introduced to the rock layers of the Indian Ladder Trail and the fossils found within them. We will descend through the entrance to the Indian Ladder Trail to follow the base of the escarpment and observe the various Devonian Period rock layers and the effects of weathering and erosion that have formed the escarpment. We will return to the Visitor Center along the top of the escarpment that offers spectacular views of the valley and mountains north and east. Best Suited For: All Ages.
Sat 27 Aug
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, August 27, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 03 Sep
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, September 3, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 10 Sep
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, September 10, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages