Hike North Section - Thacher Park

Let's get together for a beautiful hike in Thacher Park. This hike will be in the North Section and relatively easy. It is mostly flat with some rocky sections. The hike will be approximately 3 miles long.

We will meet in the parking area on Carrick Road and hike the red trail. If you are coming from 85 and from Albany, you turn right on 157W/Thacher Park Rd. After about 4.5 miles take a right onto Ketcham Rd.  After 1.7 miles, Take a right back onto 157W/Thompsons Lake Rd. At.5 miles take a right onto Old Stage Rd. After .7 miles take a right onto
Carrick Road. It is an unpaved gravel road. There will be a house on the right. Pass that, and go all the way until you see signs for John Boyd Thacher State
Park, and parking will be on the left.

Minimum age is 8 (8-15 yrs must have a participating adult with them, 16-17 yrs must have a parent/guardian sign participant agreement but do not need to attend)

  • please be dressed for the weather, we hike rain or shine
  • wear appropriate hiking footwear
  • headlamp or flashlight
  • please bring water, snacks and any personal medicines you may need as well as bug repellant
  • rain gear, day pack
  • camera and/or binoculars if you have them

Call Kate at [masked] with any concerns

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  • Carol

    Beautiful buttery fall day and golden leaves. Wonderful company. Thank you Kate and Betsy!

    October 19, 2013

  • Marisol

    Kate and Betsy awesome.

    October 19, 2013

  • Terri

    Darn, I totally forgot about this one. So sorry! :(

    October 19, 2013

  • Anna T.

    just got out of the ER ...again... this evening, so my housemate is "making me" be realistic about not being ready yet tomorrow.

    October 18, 2013

  • Betsy

    SOME DIRECTIONS HELP
    If you use Google maps, plug in Carrick Rd East Berne NY 12059
    This will show you the far side of the Park where we will be meeting. It is not the main entrance with the overlook.
    hope that helps
    As a back up I am adding my cell # as well[masked]

    October 18, 2013

  • Carol

    From Sch'dy, I'm assuming after we get on 157 they're the same directions, but looking at Googlemaps I don't see Old Stage Rd. or Carrick Rd. Is there some sort of landmark? Are we taking the "normal" park entrance...the one with the overlook? Looking forward to joining you.

    October 18, 2013

  • Karen and Bill T.

    Sorry...We made other plans...Hope someone else on the waiting list can attend...Sunny skies Saturday...

    October 17, 2013

  • Rose B.

    I have to work!

    October 17, 2013

  • Marybeth Lawlor F.

    Can't make this one : ( Enjoy!

    October 17, 2013

  • Kate

    Here is a link to the trail map. We are hiking the red trail, north section:
    http://nysparks.com/parks/attachments/ThacherThacherTrailMap.pdf

    September 24, 2013

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