preserves & trails

Support from our local communities helps PLAN conserve land, and the land that PLAN conserves helps support our local communities. What a beautiful cycle!

The lands that Saratoga PLAN works to conserve benefit our local communities in so many ways. Natural areas provide habitat for wildlife, keep our air and water clean, and help absorb water during storm and flood events. For these reasons and many others, the lands that PLAN helps to conserve are out there working every day for everyone.

On top of the natural services that conserved lands supply our communities, the woods, waters, meadows, wetlands, and fields that make our county unique are just plain fun to get out and explore! With that very notion in mind, Saratoga PLAN actively manages 9 nature preserves that hold ~20 miles of trails for passive recreational use.

PLAN has also been instrumental in working as a conservation partner with the county, local municipalities, landowners, other conservation groups, and many, many volunteers in creating popular trails such as the Zim Smith Trail, Railroad Run Trail, and Spring Run Trail.

We hope you enjoy visiting these special places as much as we enjoy creating and caring for them.