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Thatcher Park 

I’ve mentioned a few times how we have been anticipating friends from Vermont to come visit. After two attempts, it finally happened! 

We did a lot that weekend and had a lot of fun. One of the places we went was Thatcher Park. Located near Albany, New York, this park provides enough entertainment for people to stay there the entire day. 

Here’s some things to know about getting there: 

  • The road to get there while fun is winding. I’m only pointing this out to warn you of car headaches (I’m prone to them) 
  • On everyday (except Sunday) during the summer, the price for admission is $6 (this is a state park after all). Trust me though it’s worth it in the long run. 

We’ve been a few times and unfortunately have only done one walking trail called Indian ladder. It’s totally worth it though because on a day when there has been a lot of rain, you might be lucky enough to see a waterfall. But I also like this wall because the rocks are uniquely shaped. Overall, it’s about a 1 mile loop. 
After this walk, you’ll end up seeing some really cool views of the Adirondacks, Albany, and Massachusetts on a really clear day. There is also an awesome overlook that you can drive to which will give you the view below: 

That’s a rundown of what we did, but here’s a rundown of all the other things one can do at this park: 

  • Disc golf
  • More walking/hiking trails
  • Volleyball
  • Pinic/BBQ
  • Camp/bonfires 
  • Mountain bike 
  • Visit the visiting center (brand new) and understand a little of the history 
  • Rock climb 

All in all, I love this park for all the action activities it has to offer. It’s great for a leisure walk, read a nice book but also great for the more adventurous folks out there. 

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