Old Iron Spring Fitness Trail

Old Iron Spring Fitness Trail is located in the Village of Ballston Spa between Prospect Street and Front Street.  A small parking area along Prospect Street adjoins the trailhead.  The trail is approximately 0.4 mile in length and it has a crushed stone surface.

This trail is wheelchair accessible.

This trail is wheelchair accessible, but only from the parking lot along Prospect Street.

Named after the first mineral spring discovered (in 1771) in America, it was first known as the Public Well, then Iron Railing Spring; it is now called the Old Iron Spring.  The original spring was about fifty feet south of the present pavilion, in what would now be the middle of Front Street.  The present pavilion is the location of Old Iron Spring Pavilion & Park.

View the Old Iron Spring Fitness Trail map.

Some views along this trail –

Sign at trailhead parking lot off Prospect Street

Sign at trailhead parking lot off Prospect Street

Bench near trailhead

Bench near trailhead

Looking southerly near trailhead

Looking southerly near trailhead

Looking westerly from trail south of trailhead

Looking westerly from trail south of trailhead

Looking southerly along trail

Looking southerly along trail

Looking NNW'ly along trail

Looking NNW’ly along trail

Looking southerly near south end of trail

Looking southerly approaching south end of trail

Bench at south end of trail near stairs

Bench at south end of trail near stairs

View down stairs at south end of trail

View down stairs at south end of trail

Street-level view of south end of trail

Street-level view looking northerly at south end of trail

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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