The Hennig Preserve, located just outside of the Adirondack Park, is Saratoga PLAN’s largest nature preserve, boasting ~ 606 conserved acres of land with approximately 10 miles of trails riddled throughout.
In 2003, the Hennigs placed a conservation easement on their property in the Town of Providence, New York with Saratoga PLAN, so that they could ensure that the land they loved would remain conserved and true to its natural character forever. Years later, in the fall of 2010, the Hennigs worked with PLAN yet again, this time in donating a majority of the acreage (~606 acres) so that PLAN could care for the land in perpetuity and open the preserve up for the enjoyment of the public.
Barbara Hennig, Bob Hennig, Penny Steffen, and the late Mally Sue Bleikamp Hennig lovingly cared for this land for over 50 years and accumulated the acreage that would become this preserve in many stages between the years of 1952 and 1998.
When speaking about the Preserve, Barbara Hennig says, “During the years that we were adding to the Preserve, I kept telling people that I was saving land for ‘the little people of the forest.’ Today, if you’re a good hiker, you can experience the same solitude deep back on the property (which is less than 20 miles from downtown Saratoga Springs) that a drive up into the Adirondacks gives you.”
Whether you’re one of the “little people of the forest” or just a true nature lover, the Hennig Preserve is a true gem, and thanks to the generosity and foresight of the Hennig family, this land will remain one of Saratoga County’s special places forever.
Learn more about what to see and do on the Hennig Preserve trails.