North Woods Nature Preserve Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

North Woods Nature Preserve Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ballston Lake, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
95 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Hidden hike in residential Clifton Park, formerly the "Round Lake Reservoir" The target of today's hike used to be known as the "Round Lake Reservoir" and was owned by the Round Lake Water Company. It's now a little-known Nature Preserve owned by the Town of Clifton Park. This spot has been an attractive place to explore for local residents for at least as long as the neighboring houses have been here, which is 1970. It's a short and pleasant hike, with the only known hazards being the legendary "North Woods Mosquitoes". They're small, but they can be numerous and VERY hungry!

26 days ago

Nice trail. Take bug spray!!

hiking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The trailhead for this can be a bit confusing. It is in fact in the street in the middle of two houses. Kinda weird but didnt have any problems with parking. Walked around for about an hour or so. Did the yellow trail and ridge trail. Pretty mediocre but had a thought that maybe this could be a cool place to bring a sled along on a short day hike. Tons of hills on and off the beaten path. Will possibly make a return visit. This says Ballston Lake but is marked with Clifton Park signage. Decent stroll. Wore micros, snowshoes woulda been better. Oh well.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

This is in my backyard. Great for snowshoeing!

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Sunday, July 02, 2017