Trails in Saratoga County
Explore and enjoy PLAN’s 12 preserves with over 25 miles of trails. Free and open to the public year-round.
Find a Trail Near You
Whether you’re looking for a trail that’s long, winding and remote, paved and urban, or with water access, you can find it here. Use the interactive map below to find the perfect trail for your adventures or browse through a list of preserves at the bottom of this page.
P.S. we’d love to “tag” along on your outings: @saratogaplan.
Saratoga plan partner trails
Over the last 17 years, PLAN has helped develop over 200 miles of recreational trails throughout the county.
PLAN has been instrumental in working as a conservation partner with the county, local municipalities, landowners, other conservation groups, and many, many volunteers in creating and maintaining popular partner trails, including:
Trails and Health
Connecting people to nature and promoting good health are increasingly important in an age of sedentary lifestyles.
Visiting trails can have positive effects on physical and mental health. Outdoor recreation can help keep fit, reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and heart disease. Emerging research also indicates that time spent in green space can help with stress reduction and mental health.
We hope you enjoy visiting these special places as much as we enjoy creating and caring for them.
Did You Know
- Multi-use trails contribute greatly to a region’s quality of life. The National Association of Homebuilders lists trails as the number one amenity sought by prospective home buyers.
- Numerous studies demonstrate that proximity to a public trail elevates property values.
- Recreational and nature trails can help reduce stress and promote mental health.
- Designing and constructing infrastructure for pedestrians and bicyclists generates significantly more jobs per mile than building roads (from a national study involving 11 cities.)
Saratoga PLAN believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors [link to friendship trails page]. As such, we are actively learning how we can increase accessibility of trails in order to better serve the entire outdoor community.
Make A Lasting Gift
The support of Saratoga PLAN makes it possible to create and maintain trails for outdoor recreation in Saratoga County.
did you know…
Saratoga PLAN stewards about 5300 acres of farms, woods, meadows, and historic places throughout the county by holding 36 conservation easements and owning 27 protected properties, 10 of which contain over 22 miles of trails open to the public year-round.