New Trail Opens in Galway
Glowegee Creek Trails
Source: Saratoga PLAN
Glowegee Creek is a tributary to the Kayaderosseras Creek which drains into Saratoga Lake. The newly opened Glowegee Creek Trails offer a walking experience of 3 miles roundtrip from end-to-end, with shorter treks possible. Glowegee Creek gurgles along a portion of the trails and a geological fault line runs through the site, bringing limestone to the surface in several places, resulting in a plethora of spring wildflowers.
Adjacent neighbors Dusty and Arlene Rhodes and Maryanna Milton together donated 97 acres of land to Saratoga PLAN to form the southern section of the preserve (Glowegee Creek Trails South). Their neighbors to the north, Don and Linda Carpenter, placed a conservation easement on their 59-acre farm, allowing the public to use a trail in the woodlands along its eastern boundary (Glowegee Creek Trails North). All five landowners loved to wander and shared their woods with one another. Their donations make it possible for you to now enjoy these special trails.
Trailheads and parking areas are available at the southern terminus on Galway Road (County Route 45) and at the northern terminus of the trails (Old Mill Road).
Rules for Glowegee Creek Trails (North and South):
This preserve is 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.
The following activities are NOT permitted on the preserve:
- Cutting, digging, removing, or damaging any tree, shrub, flower, or plant;
- Hunting, trapping, removing, harassing, touching or feeding wildlife;
- Use of firearms, paint ball devices, or artificial light;
- Bicycles, horses, or motorized vehicles, snowmobiles, ATVs, etc.;
- Alcohol or illegal substances; and
- Camping or igniting fires.
Please follow the rules so that this resource can continue to be accessible to the community.
Directions to Glowegee Creek Trails
GPS Coordinates: 43.021749, -74.000013
From downtown Saratoga take NYS 29 W for 5.4 miles. Turn left on Middleline Road and after 2.8 miles turn right on Lawrence Road, which merges into Galway Road. In 5 miles, trailhead parking lot will be on your right.
GPS Coordinates: 43.035843, -74.005720
From downtown Saratoga take NYS 29 W for 11 miles. Turn left on Jockey Street and continue for 2.7 miles. Turn right on to old Mill Road. After .7 miles, the trailhead will be on your left.
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