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Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park

87 Nature Center Way
Voorheesville , NY , 12186
Phone: (518) 872-0800
42° 39' 15.6132" N, 74° 2' 33.6552" W
Contact name: 
Becky Schneider
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The center is open year-round and offers educational programs for school groups, youth organizations, clubs and the general public. Thacher Park includes hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic pavilions, and zip lines.

The Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center is located in Thompson's Lake State Park and is near John Boyd Thacher State Park. Exhibits and displays include a geologic model of the Helderberg Escarpment, a live honeybee observation hive, bird viewing area, fossils, furs and other hands-on collections. A collection of children's books, puzzles, and games are also available. Trails for hiking and skiing lead from the nature center to the lake, through woodlands and fields.

The nature center is open year-round, Tuesday through Sunday, 9am - 4pm.

Open hours: 
Sunday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
History, Science, Exercise & Health, Healthful Living, Hiking, Arts and Crafts, Nature/Outdoors