Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center

Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
County: Albany Co
Open: Year-Round
Price: Free
Dog-friendly: Yes, Dogs must be leashed

The Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center opened in July 2001 and is located in Thompson’s Lake Campground at Thacher State Park.

This is a great program for first time visitors of all ages! Our hands on exhibits include lie turtles, honeybee observation hive, animal furs and skulls, bird observation window with binoculars, microscope, fossils and more! Students will explore the Nature Center through a written find and seek activity. This program includes a nature walk through forest habitats.

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.

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

HOURS:
Nature Center is open year-round, Fri/Sat/Sun 9-4:00pm

ADMISSION:
Snowshoe Rentals
$10.00 all day
$5.00 four hours or less

 

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in campsites and day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).


 

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