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Solstice Hike takes viewers to new area of Thacher Park

Al Weir of Knox stands at the Burnt Rock overlook in Thacher Park, with a view of the village of Altamont. In the distance is the High Point overlook, also found within the park. (Bill Buell/Gazette Reporter)
Al Weir of Knox stands at the Burnt Rock overlook in Thacher Park, with a view of the village of Altamont. In the distance is the High Point overlook, also found within the park. (Bill Buell/Gazette Reporter)
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There are four major geological features in the immediate Capital Region. Two of them are rivers, the Hudson and the Mohawk, and a third is the Great Cohoes Falls. None of them completely satisfy the avid hiker. But the fourth, the Helderberg Escarpment, is in John Boyd Thacher State Park, where people who enjoy walking in the great outdoors won’t be disappointed, and where the view, barring a trip to the Adirondacks, Catskills, Berkshires or ...


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