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Welcome to Johnnphotoy Miller Adventures’ NEW website. It’s been ten years, 2003, since I published the first adventure guide book to Saratoga Springs. 40,000 copies were distributed between 2003 and 2006. Wow! There were no smart phones or drag and drop website software. Now this guide is optimized for your mobile device, making it easier for me to post content and for you to access it. Get out and enjoy biking, kayaking, running, hiking and being active in the outdoors. Leave comments, post pictures, and enjoy this source of information.

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Burl Trail

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Thanks to a collaborated effort between the local “grass-roots” organization, Friends of the Kayaderosseras, and New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation this trail now exists.  A highly energetic and dedicated group of volunteers successfully constructed a level, wood chip trail on a rainy day in late April 2005.  The group trimmed back trees, tall grass and shoveled load after load of wood chips into wheelbarrows, despite the muddy conditions.

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Old Gick Farm

Since 1998 The Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park has protected and maintained the Old Gick Farm as a nature preserve. Close to town, this once operating farm is an easy walk through a beautiful and diverse environment. Once an open area, pitch pine and oak have encroached the open fields over the years. Continue reading

Neilman Parcel

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This area encompasses part of the largest wetland in the Town of Wilton, the Miller swamp. Developed and maintained by the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, the Neilman Parcel adds to the open space in Saratoga County. The trailhead has a kiosk with trail maps and information about the natural environment. The trails are flat and are great Continue reading

Opdahl Farm Trail

The Opdahl family donated this farm to The Nature Conservancy in 1997. The land was farmed from 1936 to 1972. The old barn from 1946 and silo that still exist on the land are reminders of the area’s past. This area has been planted with native flower species, which include blue lupine and horsemint. The leaves of the blue lupine are a necessary part of the Karner Blue Butterfly’s life cycle. Continue reading