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Voorheesville in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Helderbergs

 
 
Helderbergs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 28, 2012
1. Helderbergs Marker
Inscription.
The name means clear
mountains. They have been
called "the key to the
geology of North America"

 
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 38.749′ N, 73° 59.791′ W. Marker is in Voorheesville, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Thacher Park Road (County Route 157), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is roadside in John Boyd Thacher State Park near the entrance to the Greenhouse & Yellow Rocks picnic areas. Marker is in this post office area: Voorheesville NY 12186, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Tory Cave ( approx. 0.9 miles away); The Indian Ladder Trail ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Locust Vale School ( approx. 1.1 miles away); Thacher Point ( approx. 1.2 miles away); Tory Cave 1777 ( approx. 1.2 miles away); Indian Ladder ( approx. 1.2 miles away); Knox School #5 ( approx. 2.7 miles away); Frederick Crounse ( approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Voorheesville.
 
Also see . . .  Thatcher State Park website. (Submitted on January 30, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentNatural Features
 
Helderbergs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 28, 2012
2. Helderbergs Marker
Helderbergs Map image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 22, 2012
3. Helderbergs Map
This model of the Helderberg Escarpment is on display at the Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center, which is located on the lands of Thompson's Lake State Park.
Thacher Park image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 26, 2012
4. Thacher Park
Visitors to Thacher Park enjoy a winter view of the Helderberg Escarpment near the Minelot Falls overlook.
The Helderbergs image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, December 19, 2011
5. The Helderbergs
Apple trees of the Indian Ladder Farms, along Route 156, grow to the east of the Helderberg Escarpment.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on April 21, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 29, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3, 4. submitted on February 27, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   5. submitted on February 28, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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