Saratoga Battlefield Tour Road
The Saratoga Battlefield Tour Road opens to the public on April 1st (weather permitting) for the season!
If anyone is looking for an enjoyable trip through a national landmark, the Saratoga Battlefield is a great place to go. There is a 10-mile loop tour road that circles around the Saratoga National Historic Park and can be enjoyed by car, bike, foot, snowshoe, and cross-country ski (depending on the time of year). The loop is a bit hilly, but there are plenty of opportunities to stop and see the historic sites of the Battle at Saratoga. If you decide to bike along the road, helmets are required for all children under 15.
On a nice day, it is a great place to pack a picnic and go to enjoy the views of the Hudson River valley along the Battlefield trail. The park has a mobile web app, cell phone tour, and audio tour, so you can make the most of your time, no matter how you choose to spend the day.
While you're in Saratoga National Historic Park, you can also hike the Wilkinson Recreation Trail, a 4.2-mile loop that begins from the main park visitor center and is moderate in terms of difficulty level. You can even enjoy an audio tour while you hike! MP3 files of tales from the Battles of Saratoga are available for you to download and listen as you go along. There's also a special version of the audio tracks by kids for kids!
The Battlefield tour road is open each year from April 1st through the end of the first weekend in December, weather permitting. Entrance fees are valid for 7 days, and cost $5 per car, $3 per bike, $3 per hike, or pay $10 for a pass for the whole year. Alternately, buy an Interagency Pass from the National Park Service's National Pass System: $80 for a year for anyone, $10 for a lifetime for seniors 62+, no charge for lifetime for citizens with proof of permanent disability and for active duty US military and their dependents.
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