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Explore Round Lake Preserve

canoes and kayaks at the round lake preserve boat launchDonated to Saratoga PLAN by the Sweeney family in 2008, the Round Lake Preserve serves as an important barrier for natural and archeological resources, as well as the ecosystem that calls Round Lake home. Now open to the public, the Preserve offers activities and educational opportunites to help the community connect with the environment!

If you're looking for a fun outing in the great outdoors, you'll love the Round Lake Preserve. Located in Mechanicville, this beautiful park is just a short drive from Saratoga Springs, letting you experience nature without missing out on all the conveniences of the city.

How to Get There

From Saratoga Springs, head south on I-87. Take Exit 12 and follow signs for NY-67 E. In 1.7 miles, a sign for the Round Lake Preserve will be on your right. There are two parking areas: one at the beginning of the trail, and another (near the wetlands) for handicap parking and unloading.

What to Expect

No matter the season, visitors will find their favorite outdoor activities at the Round Lake Preserve. Bring the whole family (furry friends included) for a scenic stroll down the boardwalk or any of the park's accessible trails. Enjoy fishing, bird-watching, canoeing and kayaking, and even skiing and snowshowing. With 90 acres of wetlands and woodlands to explore, you're in for a great day at the Round Lake Preserve!

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