Just 8 miles north of the Saratoga battlefields an incredible siege took place along Fish Creek. After several days of being surrounded and starving, British General John Burgoyne was forced into surrendering on October 17th, 1777, an act that ultimately convinced the French to recognize the United States of America and join them in their battle for independence.
“Saratoga PLAN has been honored to work with many partners on this project that has built a public historic interpretive trail along the very same section of Fish Creek where the Americans laid siege,” says Devin Rigolino, Stewardship Coordinator for Saratoga PLAN. “It is our hope that the new Saratoga Siege Trail will draw and educate visitors for years to come. Thank you to everyone involved in making the creation of this trail a possibility.”
Support for the Siege Trail came from many partners including: Saratoga PLAN, the Saratoga National Historic Park, the Town of Saratoga, RBC Foundation, the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust, the Bender Family Foundation, Siena College, Brookfield Power, the American Battlefield Protection Program, and Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.