Parks and Trails Map

50+ Saratoga Area Parks & Rec Spots

Saratoga County, NY

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In celebration of spring (and winning top spot for healthiest county in NY!), we created this interactive Google Map of parks, playgrounds, trails, beaches and swimming spots all over Saratoga County. It will work on any type of device.  [Scroll down this page to see a text version organized alphabetically by town] 

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Ballston Spa

Iron Spring Park
Kaydeross Creek Canoe & Kayak Trail
Kelley Park
Veterans Park
Wilbur and Marlene Trieble Passive Recreation Park
Wiswall Park
Woods Hollow Nature Preserve

 

Iron Spring Park

Intersection of Fairground Ave/Front Street/Charlton Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Iron Spring Park houses the famous Iron Spring mineral waters, discovered in 1771 – “America’s first watering place.” The village-maintained spring is open for visitors to enjoy and drink.


Kaydeross Creek Canoe & Kayak Trail

Nearest address: 2971 U.S. 9, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

A popular put-in is just north of NYS Rt 87 Exit 13 on Route 9 at the pull off area between the north and south lanes of Route 9.Kayaderosseras Creek Paddle is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ballston Spa, NY that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for canoeing and is accessible from April until October.


Kelley Park

Ralph Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Playground, fishing and picnicking, skateboard park, softball fields, and a kayak/canoe launch.


Veterans Park

21 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Located on Low Street, Veterans Park pays tribute to the mean and women who made the ultimate sacrifice defending and protecting the freedoms we cherish.


Wilbur and Marlene Trieble Passive Recreation Park

Nearest Address: 1428 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

60-acre preserve on Route 67 and Middle Line Road with picnic tables, a gazebo, trails and a parking area.


Wiswall Park

39 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Located on Front Street in the center of the Business District, Wiswall Park is the site of a variety of activities, including summer concerts, farmers’ markets, ice cream socials with the Union Fire Company Band, and the annual Victorian Christmas celebration.


Woods Hollow Nature Preserve

Nearest Address (across st): 241 Northline Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Located on Rowland Street, just north of the Village, Woods Hollow is a 130-acre passive recreation park to be enjoyed for fishing, hiking, jogging, skiing, and nature trails.


Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake

Ballston Lake Bike Path & Fishing Pier
Jenkins Park

 

Ballston Lake Bike Path & Fishing Pier

Nearest Address: 59 Outlet Road, Ballston Lake, NY 12019

Access to bike trails and fishing pier. Lots of parking, and path leading from lot, across the street to lake access (see images in map).


Jenkins Park

Jenkins Road and Woodside Drive, Burnt Hills, NY 12027

Small park located on Jenkins Road in Burnt Hills in the Town of Ballston. This property has a playground area for young children consisting of a swing set, merry-go-round, slide, see-saws, a fire truck climber, giraffe climber, jungle gym, three ride-on toys, and a large sand box. There is a horseshoe pit area, a pavilion with four picnic tables, and three additional picnic tables in the playground area. There are two ponds for fishing in the spring and summer, or ice skating and hockey in the winter. The small hill is a popular gathering place for winter sledding and amateur snowboarders. There are many trails throughout the park for hiking and/or cross country skiing. There are two baseball fields, a basketball court, and open spaces for passive recreation.


Clifton Park

Kinns Road Park
Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve

 

Kinns Road Park

625 Kinns Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065

Kinns Road Park is a county forest area of approximately 64 acres located at 625 Kinns Road in Clifton Park, NY. Kinns Road Park offers mainly passive recreational opportunities including hiking trails and picnic areas. This park has beautiful wooded trails that are use year-round for hikers and orienteers. In the spring and fall, the trails give good access to birding areas. During the winter, the trails are groomed for cross-country skiing. There is a small parking lot at 625 Kinns Road that offer three access points into the tail system.


 

Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve

Van Vranken Road and Riverview Road, Rexford, NY 12148

Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve is a 600-acre preserve which includes the area between Riverview Road and the Mohawk River in the Town of Clifton Park. The Preserve has three areas of interest: a wetland ecosystem, the remains of the Erie Canal, and the site of the town’s first settlement. There is a small parking lot at the Whipple Bridge at the intersection of VanVranken and Riverview Road.


Corinth

Hudson River Swimming Spot 1
Hudson River Swimming Spot 2
Spier Falls Road Boat Launch
Spruce Mountain Trail

 

Hudson River Swimming Spot 1

For directions, copy and paste these coordinates into Google: 43.22107, -73.76559

“Small parking area and trailhead (nice 20 min hike) located across Spier Falls Road, but great swimming around this rocky point.” –Rebecca Hoey


 

Hudson River Swimming Spot 2

For directions, copy and paste these coordinates into Google: 43.34186, -73.8551

Places along the Hudson River north of Lake Luzerne where locals swim and tube in the river. River Road parallels the Hudson here so you can leave a car just north of Lake Luzerne (there is a canoe takeout and a parking area there) and float down the river in tubes or come down in a kayak or canoe. There are lots of sand bars where you can stop if you bring a lunch. NOTE: There is a falls downstream here called Rockwell Falls – be sure you know where it is before floating this section so you don’t go over it.

To get here from RT 9N going north in Lake Luzerne, take a left (west) on Bay Road (a traffic light just after Cumberland Farms). Bay Road turns into Main Street and if you follow it straight to it’s end it turns (north) right into River Road. Follow River Road up the Hudson River about 3 to 4 miles and you can get into the river for swimming almost anywhere.


 

Spier Falls Road Boat Launch

Nearest Address: 361 County Rd 24, Corinth, NY 12822

“Boat launches/picnic area and trails – my all time favorite!” –Darlene Chorman

“That’s where I take my dog Tucker swimming.” –Rebecca Hoey

Enjoy flatwater paddling on this beautiful remote section of the Hudson River. This 5.5 mile reach of the river is now part of Moreau State Park. Access is limited to a public boat launch off of Spier Falls Rd. There are dams at both ends of this section providing an excellent flatwater destination only 20 minutes from downtown Saratoga Springs. Grab your fishing pole and try to hook a muskellunge, a challenging species to catch.

Directions: Travel north on Rte 9 out of Saratoga Springs (Rte 9 runs parallel to I-87). Continue north on Rte 9 for 6.5 miles from Rte 50. When you come to a traffic light make a left onto Corinth Mountain Rd (Rte 101). This road turns into Wilton Mountain Rd. Make a right onto Spiers Falls Rd when you come to a stop sign and a T intersection. Continue down the hill to the boat launch on the left.

 

Spruce Mountain Trail

Nearby Address: 29 Spruce Mountain Rd, Porter Corners, NY 12859

“Lovely restored fire tower” –Darlene Chorman

The newly re-routed Spruce Mountain Trail, located roughly 20 minutes north of Saratoga Springs in the Town of Corinth, is a 2.5 mile hike leading to the mountain’s summit and historic fire tower. The trail can be considered a moderate to difficult hike and leads hikers primarily through both old growth and recovering forests. Spruce Mountain is one of twenty-three mountains in the the Adirondack State Park that have fire towers atop them. The 73-foot fire tower is currently undergoing restorations by the DEC and will be open to the public in the near future. The top of the tower offers amazing panoramic views of the southern Adirondacks, Hudson River, across and the Vermont border into the Green Mountains, and of southern Saratoga County. This trail is open to the public for nature study, walking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Please carry out all your trash and leave only footprints.

Directions: From Saratoga Springs, NY, head north on Route 9N towards Corinth. Shortly after passing through South Corinth take a left on Wells Road. After a few miles, Wells Road comes to a T-intersection. A right at this intersection puts you on Spruce Mountain Road (not signed) just a few hundred yards down this road there will be a dead end sign. Pass the gate entrance to the fire tower access road on the left and proceed to the parking area.


Greenfield

 

Middle Grove Park

430 Middle Grove Road, Middle Grove, NY 12850

Over 12 acres with a Pavilion, restrooms, tennis and basketball courts, soccer fields, a softball field and walking trail. Don’t forget the Greenfield Farmer’s Market sponsored by the Greenfield Historical Society Friday afternoons from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.


Greenwich

 

Willard Mountain

77 The Intervale Rd, Greenwich, NY 12834

“The best training facility for winter sports in the area.” –Jason Thomas

14 ski/snowboard trails, tubing park, ski school, lodge, rentals


Hadley

 

Hadley Mountain Trail

255 Tower Rd, Hadley, NY 12835

“Best views around” –Darlene Chorman

Four miles round trip, fire tower, well-maintained, easy hike, 2.5 hours est. The wide trail takes you to the ridge of the West mountain range. You then turn right and head North to the summit. Shortly before reaching the summit, you will see the old fire observer’s cabin (now used by the summit steward). The fire tower is open, but good views can be had without climbing it. The Great Sacandaga Lake is the body of water to the South.

Directions to trailhead: From Saratoga, take Rte 9N going north. When you reach the village of Lake Luzerne, turn left at first light onto East River Drive. Turn left onto Bridge Street. Turn right onto Stony Creek Rd (CR1). After 3 miles, turn left onto Hadley Hill Rd. Continue for 4 miles. Turn right onto Tower Rd (gravel road). The parking area is on the left after 1.5 miles.


Halfmoon

Halfmoon Town Park
Woodin Road Softball Fields

 

 

Halfmoon Town Park

162 NY-236, Halfmoon, NY

Completed in 2010, this park is centrally located in the center of Town and offers both forms of passive and active recreation. Community events including concerts and festivals are also held here. Features: Stone dust walking trails, exercise equipment, playground, baseball fields, event stage, clubhouse, public bathrooms, and paved parking areas.

 


 

Woodin Road Softball Fields

Nearby Address: 14 Woodin Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065

Baseball/softball fields, parking


Malta

Collamer Park
Malta Community Park
Malta Ecological Park
Shenantaha Creek Park

 

Collamer Park

450 E High St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Basketball court, historic structure & picnic area open to the public 7:30 AM to sunset. Pets OK on a leash.


 

Malta Community Park

Plains Road and Thimbleberry Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

The Malta Community Park is located in a forest of pine trees. The sandy plain area, which used to be an old glacial lake, is the active recreational area of the park. A nature trail follows the valley of a small stream, the paved trail to this park is the Parade Ground Trail. Open 7:30 AM to sunset. Features: Basketball court, nature trail, pavilion, playground, restroom, softball/baseball field, swings, tennis court, volleyball court


 

Malta Ecological Park

Nearby Address: 469 County Rd 63, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

The Malta Ecological Park was developed to protect the site’s abundance of natural resources, including extensive wetland areas. Trails and boardwalks lead to areas to view and interpret nature in its natural setting. Leashed pets ok.


 

Shenantaha Creek Park

376 Ballston Ave, East Line, NY 12020

Open 7:30 AM to sunset. No pets. 2 Soccer Fields, 2 Tennis Courts, 2 Basketball Courts, Paved Multi-Purpose Trail, 2 Pavilions, Playground, Swings, Volleyball Court, Bathroom Facility, Open Space, Primitive Area, Historic Moraine Area, Flax Mill Ruins


Middle Grove

 

Middle Grove Park

430 Middle Grove Rd, Middle Grove, NY 12850

Over 12 acres of space to enjoy. With a Pavilion, restrooms, tennis and basketball courts, soccer fields, a softball field and walking trail. Don’t forget the Greenfield Farmer’s Market sponsored by the Greenfield Historical Society Friday afternoons from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.


Milton

 

Burgess Kimball Memorial Park

384 Rowland St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

This park offers baseball & softball fields, tennis & basketball courts, sand volleyball court, pavilions, and two playground areas. No dogs except service dogs.


Moreau

 

Moreau Lake State Park

605 Old Saratoga Rd, Gansevoort, NY 12831

“There is a new trail system at Moreau State Park that will be HUGE and include the lands on Mount McGregor (Grant Cottage) that will be opening in the spring.” –Mary Flanagan

Moreau Lake is surrounded by a sandy beach, camping and picnic grounds, hiking trails and beautiful scenery of forests and tree landscape. Open year round. The beach is open for swimming from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. 10 am – 6 pm, daily.


Round Lake

Round Lake Park & Ballfield
Zim Smith Trail

 

Round Lake Park & Ballfield

Haven Ave and Saratoga Ave, Round Lake, NY 12118

Baseball/softball field, parking, vending machine


 

Zim Smith Mid-County Trail

Mechanicville, NY 12118 | Coordinates 42.94799, -73.79498

Considered “the backbone” of an emerging network of trails in Saratoga County, the Zim Smith Trail, sometimes called the Zim Smith Mid-County Trail, connects the towns of Halfmoon, Round Lake Village, Clifton Park, Malta and Ballston Spa.


Saratoga Springs

Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail
Brown’s Beach
Congress Park
Dog Park
Division Street Rec Field
East Side Recreation Park
Geyser Creek Trail
Gavin Park
Geyser Park
Hemlock Trail
High Rock Park
Neilmann Trailhead of Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park
Old Gick Farm Trail
Railroad Run
Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve
Saratoga Spa State Park
Saratoga National Golf Club Trails
Skidmore’s North Woods
Spring Run Trail
Waterfront Park
Yaddo Gardens

 

Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail

Nearby Address: 451 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (across st)

This out-and-back rail-trail’s beautiful natural setting and informative signage invite visitors to appreciate the importance of wetland habitats. Located just east of downtown Saratoga Springs, the trail allows you to observe and learn about three distinct types of wetland: open marsh, wet meadow (with grasses, shrubs and small trees) and forested wetland (lush with moss and ferns among the trees). Kids may want to bring a fishing pole and drop a line from the bridge.


 

Brown’s Beach

17 Make Your Own Way, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Swimming, picnicking, shallow launch site for Saratoga Lake


 

Congress Park

E Congress St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

“Congress Park hosts Art Shows, Craft Shows, Shakespeare in the Park, and Summer Concert Series.” – Mary Flanagan

Health, history, and horses come together at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs. Located along Broadway, Circular and Spring Street, this beautiful park offers fun, relaxation… and a fountain or two. Congress Park invites you to picnic, stroll and explore. The historic wooden carousel in Congress Park is open during the day all summer long, drawing out giggles from young and old alike. Take a tour of the Saratoga Springs History Museum. Located in the Canfield Casino, visitors can learn more about the prolific history of Saratoga. Explore the Exhibition room, the High Stakes Gambling room, Belter room, Walworth Museum, and the Saratoga Springs History Hall of Fame. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for Seniors and Students. Children under 12 are free. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the museum is open daily from 10am to 4pm. The remainder of the year, the Saratoga Springs History Museum is closed Monday and Tuesday. Brochure: http://bit.ly/1MjkEq6 Events calendar: http://discoversaratoga.org/events/month


 

Dog Park

Rt. 9 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

“I’ve taken my pups here forever! It is very developed and refined for a dog park now, but I started utilizing this park 20 years ago and there are still tons of trails through the dog park, not just what you see as your drive by the curb view.” –Tamara Valentine

Though not officially a NYS State Park dog facility, the Saratoga dog park is maintained and owned by them.You can bring your dog to play at the dog park in Saratoga 7 days a week from 6:00 am-9:00 pm.


 

East Side Recreation Park

226 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

East Side Recreation Park has the Jim King Baseball field, the Benny Fasulo baseball field (lighted), the Beau Kilmer Football field (lighted), 4 Little League fields, 1 handball court, 6 tennis courts, 1/4 mile Jogging Track (paved), Outdoor Skate Park (hours vary), and 3 basketball courts. There is also a great shaded playground area with an interactive spray fountain, picnic tables, and playground equipment. Does have bathrooms.


 

Geyser Creek Trail

Geyser Loop Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

“It’s really pretty–you walk along the creek and pass the Spouter and this other really cool formation from the minerals. The path ends below the overpass to get into SPAC…it’s probably my favorite park area in town!” –Michelle Mebert


 

Gavin Park

10 Lewis Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Park offering soccer fields, batting cages, basketball courts, a playground & a walking path. No pets. Open Monday-Friday 9 AM to 5 PM


 

Geyser Park

10 Adams Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

“Geyser Park offers another great opportunity for outdoor tennis. There are 4 well maintained courts with a nice parking area. Conveniently located right off Adams Road.” –Christina Papadopoulos

The City of Saratoga Springs owns Veteran’s Memorial Park (formerly Geyser Park). The fields are scheduled by the Recreation Department and maintained by the Department of Public Works. General hours of operation for outdoor recreation fields are Dawn to Dusk. Veterans Memorial Park includes a playground area, Interactive Spray Fountain, the Ed Valentine baseball field, 4 Softball fields, 2 basketball courts, 4 tennis courts, and 1/2 mile Jogging Path.


Hemlock Trail

144 Crescent Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Nice little loop. Lots of parking.” –Rebecca Hoey


 

High Rock Park

High Rock Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

High Rock Spring (tradition says this spring has medicinal healing propertie) and summer Farmers Market: May – October Wednesdays, 3:00pm-6:00pm; Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm


 

Neilmann Trailhead of Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park

248 Ruggles Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

The 145-acre parcel is primarily wooded with wetlands and vernal pools. The woods reveal old logging roads and stumps that are clues to the land’s history. The western portion of this property encompasses part of Miller Swamp, the largest wetland in the Town of Wilton. Trail surfaces are forest floor and boardwalks. Primitive boardwalks cross several wetland areas. The terrain is flat. Expect areas of high water. The Neilmann Parcel is open to the public from dawn to dusk. Unleashed dogs, dumping, unauthorized vehicles, fires, camping, hunting, fishing, and trapping are prohibited.


 

Old Gick Farm Trail

Nearby Address: 4403 NY-50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (across st)

The Old Gick Farm parcel has more restored habitat than any other parcel in the Preserve & Park.Delegan Brook flows through the western portion of the Old Gick Farm. A designated overlook provides a wonderful view and hope of seeing a moose. Protected in 1998, the 136-acre Old Gick Farm provides wonderful opportunities to walk, cross-country ski, and snowshoe. New York State owns the Old Gick Farm.


Railroad Run

Railroad Run, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

“I use the rail trail every day, it is right behind my house!” –Palma Pedrick

Railroad Run is a half-mile trail in Saratoga Springs connecting West Circular Street to Congress Avenue. Stone dust on one side and asphalt on the other, the trail is used for walking, bicycling, rollerblading and skateboarding. In June of 2013, after 10 years of planning, the trail was extended south across Route 50, and a crosswalk and traffic light installed, linking Railroad Run to the Saratoga Spa State Park for pedestrians, wheelchairs, and bicyclists. Plans are to eventually connect the trail to the Zim Smith Trail in Malta.


Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve

Just past intersection of Cygnet Circle and Grand Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

The Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve is a ~45 acre preserve with 3/4 mile of trails that meander through a wooded area that includes an overlook of Rowland Hollow Creek. This preserve and trail are open to the public for nature study, walking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Please carry out all your trash and leave only footprints. Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times; please clean up after your pet.


 

Saratoga Spa State Park

19 Roosevelt Dr, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

“My favorite place to go walking is The Saratoga State Park! Fabulous place for all outdoor activities, biking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, swimming (several locations)and golf. Also, the park provides a great opportunity for one of the area’s few places to play tennis on clay courts! There are (4) beautifully maintained clay courts and also 4 hardcourts in a wonderful setting, across from the Little Theater! We are so lucky to have this great park right within the city limits!” –Christina Papadopoulos

Saratoga Spa State Park, distinguished by its classical architecture and listed as a National Historic Landmark, is noted for its diverse cultural, aesthetic and recreational resources. In addition to the nationally-known Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Spa Little Theater, the National Museum of Dance, the Saratoga Automobile Museum, the Gideon Putnam Resort and Roosevelt Baths and Spa, the park offers a multitude of traditional recreation opportunities.

The Peerless Pool Complex consists of a main pool with a zero-depth entry, separate slide pool with a 19′ double slide and a children’s wading pool with a mushroom fountain. The slide pool has a minimum height requirement of 48″ tall. The Historic Victoria Pool is a smaller pool surrounded by arched promenades. Both pool areas include food and beverage services, showers, locker rooms and restrooms.

The Saratoga Spa State Park Golf Course offers two beautiful golf courses; a championship 18-hole course and a challenging 9-hole course, complete with pro shop and restaurant. The gentle terrain offers picnic areas, shady streamside trails, suitable for the nature-lover or the casual walker, as well as certified running courses used by joggers and high school and college athletes. Winter activities include cross-country skiing on approximately 12 miles of trails, ice skating, ice hockey.

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet in length, rabies vaccination and proof of same required. Not permitted in buildings or bathing areas.


Saratoga National Golf Club Trails

Near address: 458 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

These trails were developed cooperatively between the Open Space Project, The Land Trust of Saratoga and Saratoga National Golf Club. The Open Space Project and The Land Trust of Saratoga have combined efforts and are now one organization, called Saratoga PLAN – preserving land and nature. Both trails are a pleasant walk through surrounding wetlands with sounds of nature. A map of the trail system can be found at the trailhead parking area off of Rte 9P. Be careful not to pinch your fingers when opening the gate to access the trails


Skidmore’s North Woods

Cane Crossing and Dayton Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (entrance off that lot)

Skidmore College owns a unique and valuable resource in its North Woods, a regional treasure of flora and fauna in an interesting complex of ecosystems. The North Woods is approximately 150 acres that is used by Skidmore and the Saratoga community alike. The woods are a place where people can connect with nature through meditation, cross-country skiing, walking, hiking, running, and also serve as Skidmore’s outdoor laboratory.


Spring Run Trail

90 East Avenue, Saratoga Springs, Ny 12866

“The Spring Trail runs from East Av, parallel to Excelsior Av and along Spring Run stream, to I-87, it is forever wild and maintain by town, who is now installing some lighting on it. It is often included in trail runs and races, and very crowded with bikers, joggers, strollers, dog walkers, etc. (I am a regular on this path too!) Very nice streams, brooks, and a very wide stream to wade through by I-87 that crosses over to Whistler Court – you can have a complete loop near the dead end portion where it stops. Tip: very buggy, bring spray!” –Tamara Valentine

Spring Run Trail is an off-road, handicapped accessible pedestrian and bicycle loop trail path along the Victorian-era railroad bed along the fault line of historic natural springs. The trail is owned and maintained by the City of Saratoga Springs.


 

Waterfront Park

630 Crescent Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Public space for picnicking, kayaking, and enjoying views of Saratoga Lake. Swimming not permitted. (For swimming, use Brown’s Beach at south end of lake)


 

West Side Recreation Park

166 Division Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

West Side Recreation Park has multiple 1 baseball field, 2 Little League fields, 3 tennis courts, and 2 basketball courts. There is also a great shaded playground area with an interactive spray fountain, picnic tables, and playground equipment.


Yaddo Gardens

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

The Yaddo Garden Association, founded in 1991, is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the gardens at Yaddo. The Yaddo Gardens are open to the public seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to dusk. The gardens feature a variety of plants which peak throughout the season. The roses begin to bloom mid-June and are at peak from about the third week of June through July and then peak again mid to late August. The rock garden is in bloom mid-June through mid-September. The remainder of the estate is private and may be visited only on special occasions.


 

Schuylerville

Hudson Crossing Park
Fort Hardy Park
Stark’s Knob

 

Hudson Crossing Park

Co Rd 42, Schuylerville, NY 12871

Hudson Crossing Park is a recreational and educational destination where you can play, picnic, fish, hike, snowshoe, birdwatch, and more. Centered on the island between Lock 5 of the Champlain Canal and the Hudson River, the Hudson Crossing Park includes trails, scenic overlooks, interpretive signage, and a unique Play Garden, as well as a floating dock and a picnic pavilion.


Fort Hardy Park

Nearby Address: 17 Ferry St, Schuylerville, NY 12871 (across street)

Fort Hardy – Schuyler’s Canal Park is the site of the British laying down of arms at the surrender of the British to the Americans. This was the first major victory for the Americans and convinced the France, Spain and the Netherlands that the tiny united colonies might just win against the most powerful army in the world.The site is now a quiet park that all may enjoy. It rests between part of the old Champlain Canal (a dream of General Schuyler), and the mighty Hudson River, a main avenue of trade in the 18th and 19th century. The Park is maintained by the Village of Schuylerville and is the site of many events during the year, from the Turning Point Parade in August to river contests, youth sport activities, and other recreational events during the summer, fall and winter.


 

Stark’s Knob

Starks Knob Rd, Schuylerville, NY 12871

Stark’s Knob, named after Revolutionary War General John Stark, is one of America’s oldest science parks. It is a 460 million year old site created by an eruption of volcanic basalt in a pillow-like formation in the sea somewhere in the area of where the State of Connecticut is located today. Small fossil remains of prehistoric sea creatures have been found at the site and studied by geologists from all over the world. During the American Revolution, General Stark placed his cannon her to block Burgoyne’s retreat after the Battles of Saratoga. This site is owned and operated by the New York State Museum and is open daily to the public. Contact www.nysm.nysed.gov for additional information.


Stillwater

Saratoga National Historical Park

648 NY-32, Stillwater, NY 12170

Visitor Center open 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily, 7 days per week (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day). Battlefield Grounds open to pedestrian (hiking) use 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset. Beautiful space for a hike, walk or bike ride. Cars are $5, hikers and bikers are $3, and an annual pass is $10.

Nearly 15 miles of roads and wooded trails throughout the park, picnic areas and pavilions for large groups, there is enough open space to explore through out the year. Biking, running, walking, swimming, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Tour Road is normally open April 1 to the end of the first weekend of December, weather permitting. During this open season the road opens at 9:00 AM daily; closing times vary with the season, please call the Information Desk for details, 518-670-2985. You can even take a driving tour through the area and view the Schuyler House, the Battlefield, the Saratoga Monument, and the Victory Woods.


Wilton

Gavin Park
Old Gick Farm Trail
Orra Phelps Nature Preserve
Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park

 

Gavin Park

10 Lewis Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Park offering soccer fields, batting cages, basketball courts, a playground & a walking path. No pets. Open Monday-Friday 9 AM to 5 PM


 

Old Gick Farm Trail

Near Address: 4400 NY-50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (just past on left)

The Old Gick Farm parcel has more restored habitat than any other parcel in the Preserve & Park. Delegan Brook flows through the western portion of the Old Gick Farm. A designated overlook provides a wonderful view and hope of seeing a moose. Protected in 1998, the 136-acre Old Gick Farm provides wonderful opportunities to walk, cross-country ski, and snowshoe. New York State owns the Old Gick Farm Trail.


 

Orra Phelps Nature Preserve

85-, 145 Parkhurst Rd, Gansevoort, NY 12831

Approximately 1.5 miles of trails leading to the Little Snook Kill stream.


Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park

Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Trails, walking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, running…Located in Saratoga County, New York, the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park is part of the geologically significant Saratoga Sandplains. This area of ancient sand dunes, small but important wetlands and diverse ecological communities is home to the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly.


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