Thacher State Park is situated along the Helderberg Escarpment, one of the richest fossil-bearing formations in the world. Even as it safeguards six miles of limestone cliff-face, rock-strewn slopes, woodland and open fields, the park provides a marvelous panorama of the Hudson-Mohawk Valleys and the Adirondack and Green Mountains.
We will do about 4 miles via the North Trails Perimeter Trail or *the High Point and Hang Glider Ledge via the Long Path Trail.
Or so we thought! As it turned out it was not the Easter hike we were “hopping” for. Seemed like it was warming up to be a beautiful day… until we got to the trailhead. Hail just before we started, hike was cut short due to mud and then a quick snow burst when we were at the lookout. Definitely a hike we will return to when it is dryer!