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Check Out the Orra Phelps Nature Preserve

About the Preserve

If you want to get out and explore, be sure to check out the Orra Phelps Nature Preserve in the Town of Wilton. This pristine area is a short distance from Saratoga Springs and features around 1.5 miles of trails that lead to a portion of the Little Snook Kill Stream.

boardwalk trail

What To Expect

Visitors can enjoy the preserve by wandering through the wetland and woodland areas while they honor Dr. Orra Phelps' legacy. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are also allowed in the winter. This preserve was given to Saratoga PLAN in 1996 in honor of Phelps. Dr. Phelps was a notorious lover of nature and the Adirondacks, and she treasured this piece of land that was in her family for years.

How to Get to There

From Saratoga, Take the Northway (I-87) to Exit 16. Turn west (left if coming from south, right if coming from north) on Ballard Road. After 2 miles, cross Route 9, then turn south (left) on Parkhurst Road. Go one more mile to the preserve parking lot on the left. The trailhead is just beyond the public parking lot.