Saratoga Spa State Park

Saratoga Springs is best known for its horse racing which sees thousands of spectators during the summer. Though horses steal the show, dogs have stolen Saratoga pet owners’ hearts. Throughout the year you can spot owners walking their dogs along ample green spaces within the city, exploring a network of trails throughout town, visiting the state park, or walking at nearby wooded preserves. With so many dog-friendly spaces, the real question becomes where should you go? We can help with that! Here are some local favorites:

Dog Parks

Saratoga Springs Dog Park

This dog park accommodates both small and large dogs with two large fenced areas to separate the two. The park is open during daylight hours and those interested in learning more, finding a playmate for their dog, or getting involved can join the Saratoga Dog Park Facebook Group.

Address: 10 Crescent St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Dog Friendly Parks

Saratoga Spa State Park

The crown jewel of Saratoga, Spa State Park offers 2379 acres of public space. Enjoy miles of trails that wrap through the woods, along large open green spaces, along creeks, and by famous mineral springs.

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Address: 19 Roosevelt Dr, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Congress Park

Congress Park

Historic Congress Park has a rich history including its time as a well-visited resort which included a casino and spa. Now the park serves as a peaceful green space right off the bustle of Broadway and Spring Street. Take notice of the Italian gardens and several fountains and springs throughout the park. A duck pond sits beside the renowned casino with trails throughout the park for you and your dog to explore.

Address: 268 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Hudson Crossing Park

A short drive from Saratoga, Hudson Crossing Park spans 50-acres with wooded trails leading out to the point of the island where you can get a view of the Hudson River. Several kayak launches offer a chance for your pup to go for a swim and a large field gives ample space for endless fetch.

Address: Co Rd 42, Schuylerville, NY 12871

Saratoga National Historical Park
Saratoga National Park

Though not actually in Saratoga, it’s a 20-minute drive, Saratoga National Historical Park is well worth the visit. Tour American history as the park preserves the site of the Battles of Saratoga which occurred during the Revolutionary War. With over 3000 acres to roam you and your dog are sure to get your daily steps in while learning some history to boot.

Address: 648 NY-32, Stillwater, NY 12170

Dog Friendly Trails/Nature Preserves

Spring Run Trail

This 2.2 mile paved trail is 5 minutes from downtown. Built on the railroad route that used to bring passengers between Saratoga Spring and Saratoga Lake, it follows a stream with several wooden bridge crossings.

Address: 102 East Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Kalabus-Perry Trails

Kalabus-Perry Trails

This network of trails covers 3.5 miles and is only a 15-minute drive from Saratoga.

Note: This popular trail is shared with bikes.

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Address: 99-1, Gailor Ln, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Opdahl Farm & Camp Saratoga:

12 minutes from Saratoga, Opdahl Farm offers miles of wooded trails and open fields. It is also home of the endangered Karner blue butterfly. If a few hours of exploring is not enough, the Old Glick Farms trail network is close by for more dog-walking fun.

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Address: 155 Ballard Rd, Gansevoort, NY 12831

Neilmann Parcel

A 14-minute drive from Saratoga brings you to Neilmann Parcel, part of the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. 2 miles of wooded trails bring you around wetlands going out to Miller Swamp and featuring vernal pools.

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Address: 248 Ruggles Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Old Glick Farm

Old Glick Farm

A few minutes from Opdahl Farm, 13 minutes from downtown, is Old Glick Farm. Sandy, dune-like trails bring you around 136 acres of preserve. Similar to Opdahl Farm there is a chance you see the endangered Karner blue butterfly who frequent the area.

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Address: 4418 NY-50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Orra Phelps Nature Preserve

Donated in honor of Dr. Phelps, who loved the solitude of nature and birding. This 18-acre parcel is 12 minutes from downtown and offers wooded trails along Little Snook Kill Stream.

Address: 145 Parkhurst Rd #85, Wilton, NY 12831

Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve

In less than 10 minutes you can be surrounded by nature, the calm bubbling sound of Rowland Hollow Creek guiding you along the wooded trails.

Address: 703-829 Grand Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

100 Acre Woods

20 minutes south in the town of Malta is the 100 Acre Woods trail network. Created by Luther Forest Technology Campus as a public space, 2 miles of six-foot-wide trails are padded with a wood chip surface offering a smooth journey through nature.

Address: Luther Forest Blvd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Woods Hollow Nature Preserve

12 minutes south of Saratoga is the Woods Hollow Nature Preserve which features 2 miles of trails and a tranquil pond.

Address: 226 Northline Rd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Skidmore North Woods

In the heart of Saratoga is the treasured Skidmore North Woods. Part of Skidmore’s campus this space is open to the public and features 3.5 miles of walking trails.

Address: 974 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail

6 minutes from Saratoga, the Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail features 2 miles of trail through wetlands and woods.

Address: Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Where Can Dogs Swim In Saratoga?

Waterfront Park

Locals love taking their pups to Waterfront Park for a swim in Saratoga Lake. This small waterfront features a kayak launch and a few acres of green space to dry off.

Address: 630 Crescent Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866