Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Saratoga Springs, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
The Bog Meadow Trail is two miles long with designated parking areas on each end. 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.
it was nice and easy hike. good for young kids. It was not a maintenance trail during the winter but nothing nice snow boots can't handle.
bring bug spray
Very buggy! It was hard to enjoy it's full potential because the mosquitos were relentless! A lot of wild life. Saw an owl, a deer, rabbits, snakes and lots of birds! Will do again with bugspray!
Pretty walk with the family, toddler had a chance to stretch her legs and our dog took a nice dip in the river. Downside is you can hear traffic as it is by a busy road.
Very easy trail definitely one you can take the kids to or dogs you may have. Perfect for a warm day, nice and shady in some spots and cool due to the wetlands.