Saratoga Spa State Park

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Located between Route 50 and Route 9 (South Broadway) this National Historic Landmark in town is known for its cultural and recreational diversity.  The park is home to Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center (SPAC), Spa Little Theater, National Museum of Dance, Gideon Putnam Hotel and the Lincoln Mineral Baths.  With close to 15 miles of roads and wooded trails throughout the park, picnic areas and pavilions for large groups, Continue reading

Old Champlain Canal Towpath

  • Town of Waterford
  • Length: 3 miles
  • Scenery: Wetland, Woods
  • Terrain: Level trail

Trip Tip: Bike along history

Hidden under a thick canopy of vegetation lies the Old Champlain Canal. The old towpath along the canal has been restored as a multi-use recreational trail through the Town of Waterford. As you ride along the bike path you will see remains of the old canal and it’s locks. Continue reading

Historic Countryside Ride

  • Town of Saratoga, Village of Schuylerville
  • Distance: 26 Miles Road
  • Scenery: Historic Farmland, River, Canal
  • Terrain: 85% Smooth Asphalt

Trip Tip: Lock 4 Canal Park

Surrounded by farmland, the stretch of road between Schuylerville and Stillwater is a great destination for a 26 mile road ride. This bi-county area along the Hudson River and Champlain Canal was recently named Old Saratoga on the Hudson, Continue reading

Grant Mountain

This ride will keep you working with two significant uphill sections. The ride starts on the east side of the Palmertown Range. It then continues northeast along the Hudson River before heading back over the mountain range. Grant Mountain and a large section of Moreau Lake State Park lie within the perimeter of the route. Continue reading

Saratoga Monument

  • Town of Saratoga
  • Distance: 11 miles one-way
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Terrain: Rolling Farmland

Trip Tip: Hours of Operation: Memorial Day – Labor Day, Thurs – Sun 9:30 – 4:30

The Saratoga Monument was constructed in 1877 and is now part of the Saratoga National Historic Park. The monument was built to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the victory over the British Army at the battles of Saratoga. Continue reading

Palmer Lake State Forest

Davignon Road is a dirt road that provides public access to this forest preserve. This secluded area in the Adirondack State Park is excellent for a mountain biking adventure. Park your vehicle off to the side on Davignon Road just before the bridge over Daly Creek. Palmer Lake Cooperative Fishing Area is just over two miles up the road with an elevation gain of about 700 feet to the lake. Continue reading