Spring & Summer Trail Etiquette

1. carry in, carry out This might seem like a ‘no-brainer,’ but sadly parking areas, trails, beaches, parks and just about anywhere else that people visit are commonly left in less than ideal conditions at the end of the season. It’s important to come prepared when...

Herons and Ospreys and Owls, oh my!

Tis the season for the return of the ‘big birds.’ Right now the rookery at the Ballston Creek Preserve has Heron, Osprey, and Great Horned Owls nesting! To see this amazing gathering of birds, simply make your way to the preserve (directions can be found...

spring into letterboxing

With each letterbox recently hidden in a new location, just waiting to be discovered, you’re sure to have fun exploring nature (and creating great memories while doing so). Available from Easter to Thanksgiving, follow the clues (found here) to find the hidden...

We’re Buying a Farm!

We are very excited to announce today that PLAN has reached an agreement with the Pitney family to purchase one of the last remaining farms within city limits. The Pitney Farm has been actively cared for by the Pitneys for over 150 years. Honoring the family and the...

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… but this winter is proving to be a challenge even for the heartiest North Country veterans! For those of you who have been stuck inside, getting out on the trails for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or even walking your dog is a great way to beat those...

Saratoga in Winter

Don’t let all this cold weather keep you from getting out and enjoying the beautiful landscape of Saratoga County! Snowshoeing, ice skating, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and critter tracking are all great opportunities to get that needed fresh air and exercise....