Leaf Peeping Opportunities in Saratoga Springs
There are plenty of places to leaf peep right in the Spa City! From walking through Congress Park to exploring Skidmore's trails, there are several options to catch a great view. We've rounded up our top picks to spot the changing leaves.
Photo Credit: Gail Stein
Located right in downtown Saratoga, Congress Park is the perfect place to set up a fall picnic and enjoy the foliage with friends. Walk along the paths by the Spirit of Life Memorial or relax on a bench near the pond, there's not a bad seat in the house to view the leaves at the park.
On the north side of town? Take in the scenery and walk through Skidmore College's beautiful campus. The woods on campus provide a great trail system, swamps, ponds, and areas filled with trees perfect for enjoying the fall foliage.
Only a short walk away from Saratoga's downtown, the Bog Meadow Trail cuts through three separate wetland systems. In addition to leaf peeping, the trail is a great spot for bird watching (keep an eye out for turkey vultures!).
This pristine nature preserve provides 1.5 miles of trails that allow for spectacular opportunities to leaf peep. The Orra Phelps Nature Preserve is a mix of both woodland and wetland areas, so be prepared for mud if it has been raining.
Note: The peak period for foliage in Saratoga Springs is approximately during the second and third week of October. However, mother nature cannot always be predicted! It's best to check ahead here for up to date reports.