Explore The Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail
The Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail in Saratoga Springs, was one of Saratoga PLAN's earliest accomplishments dating back to 1993. Only two miles long, this trail is a year-round favorite for warm walks in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter. The pathway follows an old passenger railroad that linked Saratoga Springs to other destinations in the region.
How To Get There
To get there via Route 29, drive east from Saratoga Springs on Lake Ave (Route 29) past Walton's Sport Shop and the Parting Glass. Continue under the Northway (I-87) past Weibel Ave. The trailhead parking area is less than a mile up on the right.
You can also take Meadowbrook Road from the Route 29 trailhead. Continue east on Route 29 to the first traffic light; make a right onto Stafford's Bridge Rd. Take your first right onto Meadowbrook Rd; the parking area is a quarter mile up on the right. Park here and walk up the road about 50 yards to the trailhead on the right.
Just a short walk east of downtown Saratoga Springs, the trail connects Route 29 and Meadowbrook Road cutting through three distinct wetland systems. This is a great spot for bird watching, jogging, and is kid friendly. It's not uncommon to see Turkey Vultures soaring overhead in the summertime or spot several other species of birds flying by while walking along the trail. There are benches scattered along the pathway, as well as a lot of signs that provide history about the old railroad. Numerous wildflowers can be found in the warmer months including, may apple, marsh marigold, spotted wintergreen and more.