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Explore Ballston Creek Preserve

Containing a mile-long, rugged pathway, the Ballston Creek Preserve is the perfect place for nature lovers. The Preserve is located northwest of Shenentaha Park in Malta, and its trailhead can be accessed from the west side of Eastline Road in Ballston Lake.

great blue heron in flight

What to Expect

As you walk the trail, keep an eye out for Great Blue Herons! These majestic birds are known to favor watery marshes and wetlands, and the Preserve overlooks their rookery. Due to the presence of wetlands, you may want to wear your waterproof boots on your outing since wet trails are not uncommon.

The Ballston Creek Preserve was donated to Saratoga PLAN by the Peterson family in 2005. Now a beautiful spot dedicated to the area's flora and fauna, the land had previously been made up of fields used for farming and grazing. In only fifty years since the farm became inactive, the preserve has returned to its original makeup of thick forests and wetlands.

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