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Explore the Trails at Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve in Saratoga Springs, NY

Located a short drive west of downtown Saratoga, Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve is a 45-acre nature preserve with approximately 3/4 mile of trails. The preserve features an overlook of Rowland Hollow Creek, and the wooded trail system is fun for hikers of all skill levels.

entrance sign for rowland hollow creek preservePhoto Source: Saratoga PLAN

Learn About the Preserve's Development

Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve opened in September 2012 thanks to the combined efforts of Saratoga PLAN, the Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs, the City of Saratoga Springs, and Charlew Builders. Their goal was to open a new trail system where people can safely explore the outdoors. At the same time, the preserve will help protect the local woodland habitat and water quality of Rowland Hollow Creek.

Plan Your Next Outdoor Adventure at Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve

This 45-acre preserve has a small trail system that winds through a forest and ends at a scenic overlook. You can sit on the nearby bench and take a break, or check out the view of the creek.

There are two loops you can take during your hike through Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve, and in total, the property is home to 3/4 mile of trails.

Things to Know

Open year round from sunrise to sunset, Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve is the perfect place to visit for nature hikes, bird-watching and wildlife observation, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Feel free to bring your dog along for the adventure, but be sure they remain on a leash and are cleaned up after out of respect for wildlife and other trail users.

According to Saratoga PLAN, the following are not allowed at the preserve:

  • Cutting, digging, removing, or damaging any tree, shrub, flower, or plant
  • Hunting, trapping, removing, harassing, touching, or feeding wildlife
  • The use of firearms, paintball devices, or artificial light
  • Bicycles, horses, or motorized vehicles, snowmobiles, ATVs, etc.
  • Alcohol or illegal substances
  • Camping or igniting fires

How to Get There

From downtown Saratoga, travel west from Broadway onto Congress Street (across the road from Congress Park). Follow Congress Street west, and at the intersection with Grand Avenue and S. Franklin Street, turn onto Grand Avenue.

Continue driving down Grand Avenue, and soon after you pass Cygnet Circle on your left, you'll see the entrance sign for Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve, also on your left. Pull into the parking area, and get ready to begin your adventure.

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