Explore the Edie Road Trails
The 2.5-mile Edie Road Trails are open to hikers, bikers, and horseback riders, and when in season and in accordance with DEC rules fishing, hunting, and trapping are also permitted. This area is part of the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park.
Three Parcels, One Land & A Lot of Red Pine
The Edie Road Trails comprise three Saratoga County-owned parcels: Ketchum, Hudson, and Traver. The majority of the area was planted as a red pine plantation and there have been many timber harvests over the years; there's also natural forest and wetlands. Part of the area has been converted to open meadows to serve as a habitat for the Karner blue butterfly.
The trails are wide and some are converted logging roads. In the spring there can be wet areas that cover the trails. Keep an eye out for wood carvings along the trail that were created by the former county trail steward.
Rules to Know Before You Go
The Edie Road Trails are open to the public from dawn to dusk. Unleashed dogs, dumping, unauthorized vehicles, fires, and camping are prohibited. Mountain biking, trail riding, and cross-country skiing are allowed.
How to Get There
If using Google Maps, put "Edie-Bullard Trailhead" in as the destination. Otherwise, from the north you'll take I-87 south to exit 16, take a left on Ballard Road, and then right on Edie Road. From the south, take I-87 North to exit 16, take a right on Ballard Road, and then a right on Edie Road. The trailhead will be on your right.