Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center

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The Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center opened in July 2001 and is located in Thompson's Lake Campground at Thacher State Park. Exhibits and displays include a geologic model of the Helderberg Escarpment, a live honeybee observation hive, bird viewing area, fossils, furs and other hands-on collections.

Did You Know?
We're #1! Our nature center made the top 20 list of places to take kids in the Capital District!

Trails for hiking and skiing lead from the nature center to the lake, through woodlands and fields.

The center offers year-round educational programs for school groups, youth organizations, clubs and the general public.


Not allowed inside Nature Center.

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87 Nature Center Way
Voorheesville, NY 12186
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Fax: (518) 872-0011
Saratoga/Capital District Region
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