Thursday, 29 September 2022 14:20

Saratoga PLAN to Host Educational Hike Saturday, Oct. 8

SARATOGA — On Saturday, October 8, with autumn in full swing, Wilton Wildlife naturalists will be highlighting new information about the sights, sounds and the amazing ecology of the Bog Meadow Trail located in Saratoga. From 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., educators will be leading a walk through the two miles of terrain, teaching along the way. The Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail is located at 202 County Road 65 in Saratoga Springs. 

The trail was developed in 1993 by the Saratoga Springs Open Space Project (now Saratoga PLAN) in cooperation with the City of Saratoga Springs. The path travels along an abandoned railroad that once connected the city to various locations throughout the Northeast.

The Meadowbrook Preserve, which encompasses 174 acres of wetlands and woods, surrounds the trail, working to protect the watershed where maple, ferns, meadowsweet, and evergreens are commonly found. The majority of the Meadowbrook Preserve was donated to the Saratoga Land Conservancy (now Saratoga PLAN) back in 1988 by the Anderson family, with an additional parcel donated to PLAN in 2006 by Belmonte Builders and Bonacio Construction.

The entire Meadowbrook Preserve is owned and maintained by Saratoga PLAN, and the Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail is owned by the City of Saratoga Springs and maintained by Saratoga PLAN. These grants are supported with funding from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP) and New York’s Environmental Protection Fund. The NYSCPP is administered by the Land Trust Alliance, in coordination with the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

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