Gideon Putnam Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Saratoga Springs, NY that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
cross country skiing
With health and recreation as its major thrust, Saratoga Spa State Park offers miles of multiuse trails over a wide variety of terrain throughout the park. There are more than 12 miles of trails suitable for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. This guide will help you explore the Saratoga Spa State Park. I've tried to cover all the major baths, pools, trails, and sites within the park. Please check the links attached to this guide to find out more about the mineral bath offerings in the area as well as how to make reservations for the Gideon Hotel. Saratoga Springs is world renowned for its mineral baths and spring water. It's not often you find mineral springs erupting from the ground in Upstate NY.
great trail for a more leisurely walk rather than a hike, great for dogs given they're kept on leash
Easy paved trail with enough offshoot trails to make it interesting. Made the loop with a few detours to walk beneath the canopy of tree branches. Would suggest this as a starter, easy walk.
I love this quiet little gem, perfect for hiking, walking around the springs, or just getting lost in the woods