Ballston Creek Preserve

Ballston Creek Preserve is located in the Town of Ballston.  The preserve is privately owned by Saratoga P.L.A.N. (Preserving Land and Nature), a not-for-profit conservation organization (also called a “land trust”) that makes this property open to public use.  View a brochure for more information regarding this nature preserve.

View the general location map (this preserve is located west of Eastline Road).

Directions:  From I-87, take exit 12 and go west approximately 1.5 miles on Route 67 toward Ballston Spa.  Turn left (south) at the stoplight onto Eastline Road (AKA Route 82) and go approximately 1/2 mile; park at Shenantaha Creek Park (entrance on left).  Walk north along the west side of Eastline Road to the trailhead entrance (watch for a Saratoga P.L.A.N. sign).

 

Trail Map

Some views of this preserve –

Trailhead sign - Ballston Creek Preserve

Trailhead sign – Ballston Creek Preserve

Boardwalk, split-log style - Ballston Creek Preserve

Boardwalk, split-log style – Ballston Creek Preserve

Trail signs - Ballston Creek Preserve

Trail signs – Ballston Creek Preserve

Intersection of Pat's Trail with Sven's Loop

Intersection of Pat‘s Trail with Sven‘s Loop

Trail sign - Ballston Creek Preserve

Trail sign – Ballston Creek Preserve

Trail sign - Ballston Creek Preserve

Trail sign – Ballston Creek Preserve

Heron rookery in meadow along Ballston Creek

Heron rookery in meadow along Ballston Creek

View a video featuring close-up views of nesting Great Horned Owl and Great Blue Herons at Ballston Creek Preserve.

View my wildflower field guide for this nature preserve.  If you wish to download a copy to your smartphone or tablet for trailside use, simply scan this quick read bar code:

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