Saratoga PLAN: (Land and Nature) Trail Network

Being active is an important part of family time. Sometimes all it takes is a walk around the block after dinner to unwind from a stressful work and school day. It doesn't take a huge event to turn off the television, go for a walk and really listen to what is happening with your family. 

There are many places to go around Saratoga Springs. Saratoga PLAN (Preserving Land and Nature) has been working over time to provide a variety of wilderness locations to allow everyone to get out and enjoy nature. 

In summer 2012 the 63-acres Coldbrook Preserve was added to the Saratoga PLAN list. In addition to wildlife protection, the preserve will provide opportunities for walking, hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing for area residents and connects land owned by The Nature Conservancy, Saratoga County Forest, and Wilton Wildlife Preserve.

Look for Blanding's turtle, a New York State threatened species. This preserve will provide critic space for its wetland habitat. 

Saratoga PLAN (Preserving Land and Nature) is a merger of the 1987 formed Open Space Network and the Land Trust of the Saratoga Region.   The merger was completed in 2003. By that time  the Land Trust had protected over 2,400 acres in Saratoga County. 

Nature Preserves
Bog Meadow Brook / Bog Meadow Trail
Levine Preserve  
Galway Nature Preserve 
Kayaderosseras Creek Preserve 
Tanner Road Preserve (Woodcock Preserve)
Ballston Creek Preserve 
Lake Lonely Trail (Saratoga National Golf Club) 
Hennig Preserve   
 Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve 

Bog Meadow Trail
Kayaderosseras Creek Canoe and Kayak Trail
Railroad Run
Saratoga National Golf Club Trail (Lake Lonely)
Spring Run Trail
Zim Smith Trail
Trail Resources in Saratoga County

Get out and enjoy the trails!

 © Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) for the towns of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Jay/Upper Jay, Wilmington, Keene/Keene Valley which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the second guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities.


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