Activities

Exploring Saratoga National Historical Park

There are many ways to explore the Park, each with its own highlights.

  • Driving Tour: self-guiding driving tour along our paved 10-mile Tour Road. Features 10 interpretive wayside stops with informative signs and audio kiosks.
  • Bicycling: our paved Tour Road is a great place for bicycling. Helmets required.
  • Hiking: our Wilkinson Trail features 4.2 miles of light rolling terrain and mixed wooded and open areas. Several additional miles of unmarked hiking trails also exist.
  • Snowshoeing / x-c skiing: if you snowshoe or cross-country ski, our hiking trails become a winter wonderland of ungroomed trails. 

2017 Special Events

A more complete list of our Events may be found on our main website, www.nps.gov/sara


FROST FAIRE

Saturday, January 28

11 AM to 3 PM

--winter festival


GUIDED WINTER HIKES

Saturday, February 11

Sunday, March 19

--ranger guided winter hikes


LUNCH & LEARN RANGER PROGRAMS

Wednesdays, February 22, March 22, April 26

12 noon - 1 PM

--lectures on "Hessians" in the American Revolution, commemoration of the Battles of Saratoga, women of the American Revolution


NATIONAL PARK WEEK -- APRIL 15-23

Junior Ranger Day

Saturday, April 15

--special activities for Junior Rangers

10-11 AM: explore a fire truck and law enforcement vehicle

12 noon-1 PM: guided hike and photo scavenger hunt

12-3 PM: Junior Ranger Rendezvous -bring your badges and stories


Basic Orienteering Class

Thursday, April 20

6-7 PM

--basic map & compass, simple orienteering course

Rain date: Thursday, April 27


SUNSET WALK: WOODCOCK AERIAL DISPLAYS

Thursday, April 27

6-8 PM

--woodcock aerial displays, owls, deer, and more

Event cancelled if raining.


I LOVE MY PARK DAY

Saturday, May 6

9 AM - 1 PM

--park work and awareness day

--must pre-register at "www.ptny.org"


BIRDING AND NATURE WALKS

Saturdays, May 20, June 10 & 24

10 AM - 12 noon

--nature walks to lesser-known park areas

Event cancelled if raining.


BIKE SUMMIT

Sunday, May 21

9 AM - 5 PM

--spring maintenance, training tips, guided bike tour

Event cancelled if raining.


MEMORIAL DAY

Sunday, June 11

10 AM - 4 PM

--commemorating deceased soldiers past and present


EARTH WEEK

Raptors Rock!

Sunday, June 11

1:30 PM to 3 PM

--guest speaker with selection of raptors



--MORE EVENTS POSTED SOON!--