The Burl Trail, named for a large burl on a tree at the trailhead, is a 1-mile loop alongside the Kayaderosseras Creek. The trail was created in 2005 as a project of Friends of the Kayaderosseras, the local volunteer group that was established to protect and conserve the Kayaderosseras Creek and its watershed in Saratoga County, on a parcel that was recently added to the Saratoga Spa State Park. The trail is flat, and passes alongside the Creek and through adjoining open meadows.
The Bog Meadow Brook Trail was an early project of Saratoga PLAN. The 2-mile trail passes through a variety of wetland communities and includes extensive boardwalks and viewing platforms. We usually park at the Meadowbrook Road trailhead, as we did on this early fall day, although there is also a parking area at the Route 29 / Lake Avenue trailhead.
The trail is level and well-maintained, but keep in mind that it can be wet and muddy in places. Saratoga PLAN has protected more than three thousands acres of open space around Saratoga Springs. Information on the Bog Meadow Brook Trail and other preserves and trails that Saratoga Plan has protected can be found at their website.