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National Parks & Battlefields

Saratoga
National
Battlefield
Saratoga Monument, Victory Woods, Wilkinson Trail

 

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A crucial battle was fought and won by the Americans here in the autumn of 1777 during the Revolutionary War that forever changed the face of the world.  A paved tour road, along with hiking trails gives visitors the chance to explore this historic battlefield that helped win our independence from the British.  Be sure to also visit the historic Schuyler House, the magnificent views from Saratoga Monument and the short walk in Victory Woods.

The most popular way to explore this historic park is via the tour road, however be sure to walk around along the well maintained trails from the numerous stops along the tour road.  The auto tour starts near the visitor center at the parking area’s south end. It covers 10 miles and has 10 tour stops.  We have info on the tour road on our Saratoga Battlefield Tour Road webpage.

The most popular hiking trail in the park is the 4.2 mile Wilkinson National Recreational Trail.  There are many spectacular views within the park along the tour stops.  There are picnic tables at the visitor center, which is where you pay the admission fee and can pick up brochures about the park.  The best views are from the 155 foot Saratoga Monument, which offers 360 degree views of the Adirondack and Green Mountains.  While at the Saratoga Monument, take the short walk in Victory Woods.

You can find more information on this great park from the National Park Service website.  Look below for a few pictures, a video and a map of the park.  We suggest that you plan your visit to the park to coincide with the Anniversary Encampment, around the middle of September, where dozens of individuals portray soldiers and camp followers from the American Army during the Battles of Saratoga.

Directions:  The GPS coordinates for the main visitor center at Saratoga National Battlefield is N43 00.763 W73 38.966 for those who have a GPS devise.  There are two entrances, one off NY 32 and the other off US 4, however both entrances lead to the visitor center.  The park is located 30 miles north of Albany.  Get more information on directions from the main NPS website.

Artillery overlooking the Hudson River

American troops on the march

 

Artillery near the Visitor Center

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