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Saratoga Springs Area Hiking and Nature Trails & Preserves

While Saratoga Springs is home to several notable landmarks, including the Race CourseSPAC, and of course, the famous mineral springs, there are also lots of great places to enjoy the great outdoors in the area. Below are some of the fantastic trails and nature preserves where you can hike, birdwatch, snowshoe, and sometimes even cross-country ski.

The Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park comprises several sections of family-friendly hiking trails, wooded areas, and wetlands.
Explore the Kalabus-Perry Trails, 3.5 miles through 234 acres of land on the Wilton-Northumberland town line.
Explore Camp Saratoga and Opdahl Farm, just a short drive from the heart of Saratoga Springs and part of the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park.
The 145-acre Neilmann Parcel offers two miles of trails in a two-loop hike that goes by the biggest wetland in the Town of Wilton.
Walk along these neighboring trails at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park that are home to rare ecological communities and species.
Edie Road Trails comprise three parcels, are 2.5 miles long, and open to hikers, bikers, horsebackriders, and other recreationists. 
Schuylerville's Hudson Crossing Park features tons of things to do, including more than two miles of beautiful, scenic trails.
Plan a trip to the 100 Acre Wood in Malta and explore approximately two miles of hiking trails.
The Bog Meadow Trail in Saratoga is a year-round favorite for long walks in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter.
The Galway Nature Preserve is a former Christmas tree farm that now features 2.5 miles of trails for you to explore.
Explore two miles of marked trails within the 63 acre Coldbrook Preserve in the Town of Northumberland.
Generously donated to Saratoga PLAN by the Hennig family in 2010, this beautiful preserve contains more than 600 acres of rich forest.
Located in the Town of Providence, the LeVine Nature Preserve was donated to Saratoga PLAN by the family of Dr. Milton LeVine.
Wander the 1.5 miles of trails at the Orra Phelps Nature Preserve and admire the beauty of the Little Snook Kill Stream.
The Woodcock Preserve in Clifton Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, hawks, owls, and - as its name suggests - woodcocks.
The Round Lake Preserve in Mechanicville offers opportunities for fishing, bird watching, canoeing, kayaking, and more.
The Ballston Creek Preserve overlooks a Great Blue Heron rookery making it an ideal place to spot these majestic birds.
Enjoy the 45 acres of woodlands and 3/4 mile of trails that overlook Rowland Hollow Creek just a short distance from downtown Saratoga.
The Palmertown Conservation Area covers 62 square miles and features excellent trails with even more in the works.
Take a journey through southern Saratoga County on the Zim Smith Trail, an 11.5-mile-long family-friendly trail that runs from Ballston Spa to Mechanicville.
Pitney Meadows Community Farm in Saratoga Springs features easy walking trails on their property that are open to the public.
Jim Tedisco Old Iron Spring Fitness Trail Sign located at trailhead
Photo Credit: Peter, licensed by CC BY 2.0

Embrace nature on the Jim Tedisco Old Iron Spring Fitness Trail, a short hike in Ballston Spa.


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