SPRING RUN TRAIL:
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK
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Last Updated: July 31, 2011
Length: Spring Run Trail; 1.1 miles.
Difficulty: Easy. Flat paved rail trail.
From I-87 take exit 15 to Routes 29 & 50 west. Just after Route 9 joins Routes 29 & 50 turn left on East Ave. Cross Excelsior Ave and come to the parking lot on your left.
The Spring Run Trail follows the rail bed of the old Saratoga and Schuylerville Railroad which was one of many short lines which proliferated in upstate New York in late-1800s and early-1900s. It was based in the summer resort community of Saratoga Springs, a spa and horse race/gambling Mecca, and ran east for approximately eight miles to Schuylerville, a small community on the west shore of the Hudson River. From there the S&S ran south through Wayville to Stillwater Junction and Mechanicville. For more information visit; SARATOGA PLAN .
Starting from East Ave; The paved trail starts from East Ave and heads east, but future plans call for continuing the trail west into downtown Saratoga Springs. After passing by a hardware store the trail heads past a marsh and over Spring Run. Travel underneath Excelsior Spring Ave at a 1/2 mile, cross Spring Run and head into the woods. Pass by an old stone abutment and alongside Spring Run before traveling underneath Eureka Ave at 0.9 miles. Pass some type of old RR marker? on your left reading 20419. The trail currently ends after 1.1 miles just below I-87.
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