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Sat 03 Jun
Hike to High Point
Saturday, June 3, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Meet at Old Stage Road Trailhead. Celebrate National Trails Day with a Nature Center educator as we hike to High Point, where we will enjoy panoramic views of the Mohawk-Hudson Valley. The hike is 2 miles roundtrip with mostly level terrain. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required
Sun 04 Jun
Geology of Waterfalls Hike
Sunday, June 4, 2023 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Meet at the Thacher Visitor Center. Visit four waterfalls and learn about the geological processes that shape them on this 1.3-mile hike over moderate terrain. Appropriate for all ages. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required
Sat 17 Jun
Walk the Rainbow
Saturday, June 17, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Meet at the Nature Center. Celebrate Pride Month on a walk around the Nature Center to search out wildflowers in every color! There will be a 1 hour break between this walk and the Watercolor Wildflowers program; participants attending both programs are invited to bring their own lunch. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required
Sat 17 Jun
Watercolor Wildflowers
Saturday, June 17, 2023 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Practice watercolor techniques as you paint wildflowers with professional artist Diane Steele (Yankee Floral)! Good for individuals of all skill levels over the age of eighteen. $20 per person for watercolor supplies. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Sun 18 Jun
Kalkberg Fossil Hunting
Sunday, June 18, 2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Meet at the Thacher Visitor Center. Join us as we look for fossils near the Thacher Visitor Center and learn about the ancient animals that used to call Thacher home. Appropriate for all ages. Individuals will not be able to keep any fossils they may find. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required
Sat 24 Jun
Eagle Walk
Saturday, June 24, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Meet at the Nature Center. Join us for a guided walk to see our eagles' nest and learn about the history of bald eagles in America. Appropriate for all ages. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required
Sat 24 Jun
Overlooking the Geology
Saturday, June 24, 2023 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Thacher State Park
Weather permitting, meet at the Thacher Park. Overlook, where on a clear day at least four different landscape regions are visible. Learn how and when they formed and about the many different rock types of which they are made. No registration required.
Sun 25 Jun
Junior Geocacher Badge
Sunday, June 25, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Meet at the Visitor Center. Learn to Geocache! Part game, part community, part outdoor adventure, we'll navigate on- and off-trail with maps and GPS to find treasures hidden in the forest. Juniors will complete the steps to earn their Geocacher Badge. Bring water and comfortable shoes - your own phone or your adult's phone would be helpful but not required. Registration Required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required
Sat 19 Aug
Halloween In August
Saturday, August 19, 2023 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Decorate your campsite and join us for an All-day Event starting at 10am. Activities include Crafts, Scavenger Hunt, Hayride, Parade and Movie. Trick or Treat after the Parade (bring candy if you would like to participate).