Balsam Way Natural Area

The main trailhead is at the entrance of the Carlson Farms residential development at the intersection of Moe Road and Carlson Way in the Town of Clifton Park.   Balsam Way Natural Area contains a 3,500-foot long multiple-use trail that continues across Balsam Way and terminates at Huntwood Drive.

There are three access points to Balsam Way Natural Area; each offers the possibility of parking along the side of a residential street.  There are no designated parking areas along the trail.

  1. Carlson Way
  2. Balsam Way
  3. Huntwood Drive
This trail is wheelchair accessible.

This trail is wheelchair accessible.

View the Balsam Way Natural Area trail map.

Some views along this trail –

Moe Cemetery historical marker

Moe Cemetery historical marker

Headstones in Moe Cemetery

Headstones in Moe Cemetery

Reproduction of text from headstone of grave for Abraham Moe

Reproduction of text from headstone of grave for Abraham Moe

Reproduction of text from headstone of grave for Mary Moe

Reproduction of text from headstone of grave for Mary Moe

Looking northwesterly at Balsam Way

Looking northwesterly at Balsam Way

Looking southeasterly at Balsam Way

Looking southeasterly at Balsam Way

Looking southerly at retention basin wetland east of Balsam Way

Looking southerly at retention basin wetland east of Balsam Way

Looking northeasterly along trail east of Balsam Way

Looking northeasterly along trail east of Balsam Way

Looking easterly along trail east of Balsam Way

Looking easterly along trail east of Balsam Way

Looking southwesterly along trail north of Huntwood Drive

Looking southwesterly along trail north of Huntwood Drive

Looking northerly along access from Huntwood Drive

Looking northerly along access from Huntwood Drive

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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