Video Focuses on Thacher Park

By Mark King

Where can you enjoy world class views, observe unique wild­flow­ers, and walk under­neath a spec­tac­u­lar water­fall — right in the Cap­i­tal Region? The answer, of course, is John Boyd Thacher State Park. 

We some­times over­look the nat­ur­al trea­sures we have local­ly: the Lan­dis Arbore­tum and Mohawk Hud­son Land Con­ser­van­cy pre­serves are just two exam­ples. Thacher Park is yet another. 

WMHT pub­lic tele­vi­sion has just pro­duced a beau­ti­ful video reminder of the won­ders of Thacher Park. The Great Ledge: Explor­ing Thacher” pre­miered in ear­ly Decem­ber and will air numer­ous times on this PBS sta­tion. Check http://​www​.wmht​.org/​t​e​l​e​v​ision… for list­ings. The video is also avail­able on-line and on DVD

Patri­cia Lane’s film chron­i­cles the his­to­ry of Thacher and includes stun­ning scenes of the park’s 2100 acres, spec­tac­u­lar water­falls, and lime­stone cliffs. MHLC’s work to pro­tect the park’s views and water­shed is also high­light­ed. The film couldn’t cap­ture all the many high­lights of the park, of course — the lime­stone-lov­ing plants that thrive in the talus slopes both above and beneath the cliffs are over­looked, for instance — but it is still a great reminder to vis­it (or revis­it) the park. 

A new vis­i­tor cen­ter under con­struc­tion will open next year and help ori­ent vis­i­tors to this Nation­al Nat­ur­al Landmark.

Winter 2016

Volume 34 , Number 1

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