Wilkinson National Recreation Trail

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Wilkinson National Recreation Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stillwater, New York that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
278 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Here in the autumn of 1777, American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender. This crucial American victory in the Battle of Saratoga renewed patriots hopes for independence, secured essential foreign recognition and support, and forever changed the face of the world. Begin your visit at the Visitor Center, where you can pick up a park map & brochure and pay your entrance fee. The Visitor Center also has restrooms, a book and gift shop, 20-minute orientation film, fiber-optic light map, timeline display, and artifact display.

walking
1 month ago

Mother’s Day Walk, we walked the entire 4.2 mile walk with 9 year old boys. Nice scenic walking, paths well maintained. Dogs allowed, we came a week after the storm, and they had it all cleaned up!

4 months ago

They have a nice couple challenges

mountain biking
8 months ago

A great bike around an awesome Rev War battlefield. Highly recommended.

hiking
9 months ago

Light hiking, and very pretty. I try to hit this trail at least once a month.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Nice park for hiking with varied terrain. The trail needed better marking in a couple of areas but for the most part, map and markings are easy to follow for first timers. There is plenty to keep you interested. I would go back.

hiking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Great early morning hike

Monday, April 24, 2017

Good walk, trail is still in good shape!

walking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

4.2 mile hike a states on trail and on official trail map available at the visitors center. You can also grab four NPS cancellations here. Nice walk in the park.

hiking
Sunday, December 25, 2016

This is a great trail for dogs. It ended up being more of a workout than we thought due to the snow and the hills. Really pretty though.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Beautiful and Peaceful. Cool learning the history along your walk.

hiking
Friday, June 10, 2016

There is a $3 pp entry fee to hike. The trail was well maintained. Half of the trail is through fields with full sun and the other half is through woods. Nice, east trail.

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Good five-mile hike on sunny, brisk late-February Friday. Some icy spots were encountered.

snowshoeing
Saturday, December 19, 2015

Great Snowshoe Trail on a sunny cold winter day

hiking
Sunday, August 30, 2015

The trail was well maintained. It's an easy "hike" with a lot of really cool history along the way. If you take all of the little side trails and check out all of the cannons, plaques, and other things you could easily make a half day trip out of it.

hiking
Saturday, July 11, 2015

This was a very easy trail, lots of butterflies and history. A gem close to home. Half the trail was in the open sun the other half in the woods.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Easy walk, most of the history is along the road rather than the hiking trail.

hiking
Saturday, November 30, 2013

Great trail. A bird watchers heaven

hiking
Sunday, July 21, 2013

A very peaceful hike through the site of perhaps the most important battle in U.S. history. Even on a Saturday afternoon in the middle of July, I saw no one else on the trail. If you enjoy birding, bring your binoculars. The trail winds through stretches of woods and open fields, and there are birds aplenty in both areas. Bring your own water, as there's no water on the trail.

hiking
Sunday, August 26, 2012

Great trail with lots of information and sites to see!!!! It's nice to know the areas history I go here once a year and it's always a great time...the walking is moderate, with a variety of landscapes...don't go off the trail though...you could get lost!!!

trail running
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Easy 4m hike on dry, well maintained trails.

Great for a trail run.

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2011

Great hike! It was our first of the year. Our girls 7 & 9 did fine on the hike. It is animal friendly and great for kids over the age of 5. It was very peaceful as we seemed to be the only ones on the trail.

hiking
Friday, March 11, 2011

esay hike with lots of interesting history along the way. There are cannons and plaques and even recorded lessons on the history of the park. i'm very close to this park and have been there many many times. love it. great in the a.m.

hiking
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Friday, December 23, 2016

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