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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.

Congress Park

fall foliage in Congress ParkPhoto 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.

Skidmore North Woods

a group of people walking through the woods during fall foliage time

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.

Bog Meadow Trail

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!).

Orra Phelps Nature Preserve

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.

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