Enhanced recreation coming to Thacher Park

thacherJohn Boyd Thacher Park near Albany has a new master plan designed to enhance the park as a four-season destination for adventurous outdoor recreation, exploration and fitness in the Capital District. The plan comes just in time for the park’s 100th anniversary in 2014.

Future plans for the park include new and expanded hiking trails, including a 4.6-mile bike path connecting the Escarpment Trails to Thompson’s Lake; creation of a new mountain bike park; and more diverse activities such as rock-climbing, caving, and a new “challenge course” recreation area at the former pool site.

The plan also calls for unifying Thacher State Park with the neighboring Thompson Lake campground, expanding the Thompson Lake beach, and building a new visitor center. Read more.

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