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Saratoga National Historical Park
STILLWATER, NEW YORK


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January 2 - December 31, 2017
13th Year Round Event

12/10/5 km Volkswalk  &  5km SNOWSHOE
AVA Event106652  # NE17/1165

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Welcome To the Saratoga National Historical Park - .   The Battle of Saratoga,  fought in 1777,  has been called the Turning Point of the American Revolution because the American victory let the French Government to provide assistance to the colonists thus ensuring their ultimate victory.  

Course Description:
                                Both WalkingTrails   go by all of the significant battlefield sites. 5KM  SNOWSHOE - Available Dec-March (depending on snowfall)
                                          Trails are Not safe for Walking during these months.

Main Route Rated 3C   (British Side),  follows the Wilkinson Trail (with additions) through woods and fields and goes past Stops 6-10. We recommend the first walk when the ground is wet as the Wilkinson Trail can be muddy and quite slippery, especially down the steep hills. The Wilkinson Trail (with additions) is not suited for strollers or wheelchairs. There is an additional 1 KM optional loop (steep hill) at Stop 10 for 11K distance

Alternate Route One is Rated 2A  is all on paved roads and a service gravel road. (American Side). follows the Wilkinson Trail (with additions) through woods and fields and goes past Stops 6-10. We recommend the alternate walk when the ground is wet as the Wilkinson Trail can be muddy and quite slippery, especially down the steep hills. The Wilkinson Trail (with additions) is not suited for strollers or wheelchairs. There is an additional 1 KM optional loop (steep hill) at Stop 10 for 11K distance


Starting Point: Saratoga National Historical Park Visitor Center - Take time to look at the exhibits and definitely see the film!
                                  Route 32
                                  Stillwater, NY 12170
                                  (518) 664-9821

Hours:       Daily: 9AM-5PM. The Park's Visitor Center in Stillwater is open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm
                       CLOSED: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day . The Tour Road is open usually from April 1 to mid-November depending upon weather conditions.
                        There is a park fee of $3/person.  National Park Passes are accepted.

FEES:
 "B" Award & IVV Credit ---   $4.00
IVV Credit ONLY--------------  $3.00
Non Credit Walkers -----------  $2.00

Directions:  (Click here for Driving Directions from your Location) 
The SARATOGA NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK is approx. 30 miles north of Albany, New York
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and  about 15 miles southeast of Saratoga Springs. 
From points North:  Adirondack Northway (I-87) at Exit 14, follow signs for  RT 29 which takes you east to Schuylerville (location of the Philip Schuyler House & Saratoga Monument).  Eight miles south on Route 4 you will find the main entrance to the Battlefield.  The Visitors Center for the Saratoga Battlefield National Park is about 2 miles from the entrance on US Route 4. 
From points South: 
Adirondack Northway at Exit. 12, head east and follow the large brown and white signs which direct you to Saratoga National Historic Park.  The park entrance will be on the  right off of Rt. 32.

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Refreshments & Restrooms: Water and restroom facilities are available at the START/FINISH.
Walkers are encouraged to carry water during warm weather to prevent dehydration.
 There are restaurants in Schuylerville, Saratoga and in the area of EXIT 12 of the Northway(I-87).

Smoking is prohibited in public buildings AND parks  by New York State law. Please observe this ruling.

 POC: Cathy Marrano      (518) 885-8804
 
Groups of six or more please contact the above.

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