Wilkinson Trail and Battlefield Loop, Saratoga

Directions: From downtown Saratoga Springs, follow Union Avenue (Rte 9P) out of town past the Saratoga Race Course. Continue on Rte 9P over the Northway toward Saratoga Lake. Drive along Saratoga Lake shoreline and make a left onto Rte 423 east (Battlefield Road). Follow Rte 423 east. Make a left onto Rte 32 north.  The main entrance to the park is on the right.

Trail Information: The Wilkinson trail is 4.2 miles in length. It takes one through rolling farmlands, grassy meadows, and wooded areas. The trail terrain is a combination of grass and single track dirt.
The Battlefield loop is a paved 10.25 mile loop with mileage markings every quarter mile. Runners and bikers share a well marked lane along side the tour road. The terrain is rolling hills with a few significant ones around mile markers 2 and 8.

Miscellaneous Information: This destination is where the Battles of Saratoga (September 19 and October 7, 1777) took place and conclusively decided the fate of British General John Burgoyne's army in the American War of Independence. It is generally regarded as the turning point in the war.

Victoria Pretti