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Sat 14 Dec
Holiday Open House at Thacher Visitor Center
Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Take a break from the hustle and bustle to enjoy the peaceful beauty of Thacher Park. Join friends around the fireplace, enjoy live music, make a holiday craft, and relax with hot drinks and sweet treats. Call 518-872-1237 for more information. *TVC
Thu 26 Dec
Holiday Family Fun at Thacher Nature Center
Thursday, December 26, 2019 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Bring the family for nature themed fun indoors and outside at the Nature Center. We’ll have crafts to make and take home, interactive games and challenges, puppets, puzzles, and more. Take a hike or snowshoe walk on our trails, or venture out on the frozen lake, then warm up with some hot chocolate. Drop in anytime during our regular hours, 9am – 5pm, Tuesday through Sunday. * ETTNC
Fri 27 Dec
Cardinals in Snow Art Workshop at Thacher Nature Center
Friday, December 27, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Come learn how to paint two sweet birds on a branch! Join artist and teacher Noreen Powell for a fun, guided painting class. Learn to paint the basic shapes that make these birds easier to create than you might imagine. Students will leave with a completed masterpiece! Space is limited, and program is appropriate for ages 8 and up. Materials fee is $10. Please call 518-872-0800 to register your child. *ETTNC
Registration: Required
Wed 01 Jan
First Day Hike or Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Park
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 11:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Meet at the Visitor Center for an easy 1.5 mile scenic winter walk into the woods and along the escarpment. Afterwards warm up inside with hot chocolate. Dress in layers and wear warm winter boots. Register and reserve snowshoes to rent by calling 518-872-0800. In case of extreme weather, call the park office at 518-872-1237 to confirm conditions. *TVC
Registration: Required
Fri 03 Jan
All About Adaptations at Thacher Nature Center
Friday, January 3, 2020 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Join us to explore how our wild animal neighbors are able to live where they do, survive and thrive! We will be examining a variety of skins, skulls, feathers and bones to gain an understanding of their unique adaptations. We will also make an animal track guide to help you track your furry neighbors. Call 518-872-0800 for more information. *ETTNC