Thacher Park

A cocktail reception to raise funds for the visitor’s center at John Boyd Thacher State Park will be held on Nov. 3.

The 38-year-old, Erika Barkman, from Voorheesville, fell 50 to 60 feet, police said.

Racing through the muddy trails at Thacher Park, middle-school-age boys compete in the New York Interscholastic Cycling League event on May 2.

A festive groundbreaking for a $3.8 million visitor's center at John Boyd Thacher State Park highlighted the Open Space Institute's private capital campaign goal of $1 million.

NEW SCOTLAND —John Boyd Thacher State Park will get $3.8 million for its new visitors’ center, the governor’s office announced on Tuesday. The Helderberg park is to receive almost half of $8.7 million allocated to Capital Region parks.

Scores of contestants woke up early to face the bracing February air on Thompson's Lake on Feb. 1. The ice-fishing contest was less about competition or comfort than it was for the camaraderie and relaxation of sitting on an otherwise barren sheet of ice.

While politics were static in 2013 — the incumbents faced no challengers in town elections — the future of Thacher State Park drew regional interest as did the disposition of an unprecedented negligent-homicide case

A center to educate visitors about the natural wonders of the Helderbergs is a grand idea and a worthwhile draw but we must avoid the irony and tragedy of an unsafe building for want of secure underpinnings.

Thacher Park has shear, vertical rock faces that could make for a challenging climb. Rock-climbers may get their chance at adventure if the park's new master plan is implemented.

We’ve long loved John Boyd Thacher State Park and are pleased the state has drafted a master plan for its future.

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