Saratoga Hiking and Nature Trails & Preserves
Editor's Note (4/3/2020): Please follow the DEC and CDC guidelines to adhere to social distancing while recreating outdoors during this public health crisis. Stick to trails close to home and only walk with immediate household family members. Get more details from the State Parks Department.
While Saratoga Springs is home to several notable landmarks, including the Race Course, SPAC 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 in the Saratoga area where you can hike, birdwatch, snowshoe, and sometimes even cross-country ski.
The Ballston Creek Preserve
overlooks a Great Blue Heron rookery making it an ideal place to spot these majestic birds.
The Bog Meadow Trail
in Saratoga is a year-round favorite for long walks in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter.
Explore two miles of marked trails within the 63 acre Coldbrook Preserve
in the Town of Northumberland.
The Galway Nature Preserve
is a former Christmas tree farm that now features 2.5 miles of trails for you to explore.
Generously donated to Saratoga PLAN by the Hennig family in 2010, this beautiful preserve
contains more than 600 acres of rich forest.
Schuylerville's Hudson Crossing Park
features tons of things to do, including more than two miles of beautiful, scenic trails.
Located in the Town of Providence, the LeVine Nature Preserve
was donated to Saratoga PLAN by the family of Dr. Milton LeVine.
Walk along these neighboring trails
at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park that are home to rare ecological communities and species.
The Round Lake Preserve
in Mechanicville offers opportunities for fishing, bird watching, canoeing, kayaking, and more.
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 Woodcock Preserve
in Clifton Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, hawks, owls, and - as its name suggests - woodcocks.
Take a journey through southern Saratoga County on the Zim Smith Trail
, a 9-mile-long family-friendly trail that runs from Ballston Spa to Halfmoon.
Plan a trip to the 100 Acre Wood
in Malta and explore approximately two miles of hiking trails.