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The Enterprise — Tyler Murphy

Profile in planning: The first-ever master plan for John Boyd Thacher State Park was released in November 2013 by the state’s Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation after months of planning and public input. The plan, to make the park a four-season, regional draw, calls for a new visitors’ center atop the Helderberg escarpment and introduces bike trails as well as rock-climbing while combining Thacher with nearby Thompson’s Lake State Park.