News & Events

Grooming and Trail Report 1/17/18

Snow, snow, beautiful snow!! Light and fluffy and lovely and groomed.

The trails at Camp Saratoga were rolled late this afternoon after around six inches of snow had accumulated in the past two days.

The trails are in great shape.  Please do not walk on the groomed trails in boots – snowshoes and cross country skis only at Camp Saratoga North.

You can use the trails on the south side of Scout Road to walk without skis or snowshoes.

Our volunteers work hard to keep the trails in great shape and we appreciate your help in keeping them that way.

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January 20th Annual Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe- Full!

Based on huge demand, all of the free parking tickets have been claimed.

We are sorry that we can’t accommodate any more registrations at this time.

USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-candlelight-ski-and-snowshoe-tickets-41982717438

Join us at the popular and highly anticipated Annual Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe at Camp Saratoga on Scout Road. Luminaries will glow along 2.5 miles of groomed trails. Along the way you will find fields and forests, warming bonfires, and plenty of hot chocolate!

The terrain is suitable for all levels and ages and includes a smaller 1 mile loop.  We will have a bake sale in the I.P Winter Lodge and donations are always appreciated. We have a limited number of snowshoes that will be available on a first-come first-served basis in the I.P. Winter Lodge off of Parking lot #2. The rental fee is $5/ person. We cannot reserve or hold any snowshoes.  If you want to be sure to have snowshoes for the event we recommend that you rent them from somewhere like the Alpine Sport Shop in Saratoga Springs or at EMS in Wilton.

Since parking is limited and we do not want to cause any damage to the trails at the Preserve & Park by having too many people show up, this year we are requiring registration for the event.  You will need to print out a ticket and show it to one of the parking attendants to be admitted to the event.  We encourage people to carpool and ONLY one ticket is needed per car.  Volunteers do not need to register, they will be able to park in the volunteer parking area at the office.

Parking will be directed by volunteers so please be patient and polite.

This event is weather permitting.

Please call or email for more information or if you are interested in volunteering for this event.

518-450-0321

info@wiltonpreserve.org

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January 15th: Join Us for Two Different Outdoor Walks

Wellness Walk at 11:00 am at Camp Saratoga

Enjoy nature with others looking to get outside! The walk is geared towards gentle exercise and is for participants at basic fitness levels. It is led by Linda Hovious, fitness instructor at the Saratoga Y.  Snowshoes will be available for rental 30 minutes before the program; free for members, $3 for non-members. If there is no snow, the program will take place without snowshoes.  Pre-registration is greatly appreciated by emailing info@wiltonpreserve.org or calling 518-450-0321.

Winter Exploration Walk at 1:00 pm at Camp Saratoga

Join us for a guided hike all about winter exploration and discovery! Look for animal tracks and learn about different plant and animal adaptations for winter survival.  Meet at the kiosk in Parking Lot 1 at Camp Saratoga on Scout Road and dress for the weather. Snowshoes are available for rental 30 minutes before the program; free for members and $3 for non-members. If there is no snow the program will take place without snowshoes. Call or email to register

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Grooming and Trail Report 12/25/2017

We have the most amazing volunteers!!

On Christmas Day, Ryan went out and groomed the trails at Camp Saratoga late in the day, so they should be in perfect condition for skiing and snowshoeing on Tuesday!

We got about six inches of fresh snow and the conditions are great – packed powder!!

As always, please please please do not walk on the groomed trails in boots, we have so many other trails that you can use.  We beg you to leave the groomed trails for the use of people on skis or snowshoes – thank you!!

Enjoy this great snow!!!

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Grooming and Trail Report 12/22/2017

Today we got eight inches of lovely fluffy snow!!

This evening, the trails at Camp Saratoga North were rolled in anticipation of tomorrow’s warm up and rain.

There may be some more snow in the forecast for Christmas Day  – not a bad start since winter officially began on Thursday!!

Once we have groomed the trails at Camp Saratoga North, we ask people to please respect the work of our volunteer trail groomers and DO NOT WALK ON THE GROOMED TRAILS WITHOUT SKIS OR SNOWSHOES!!  Putting deep footprints in the groomed trails spoils them for everyone.  There are lots of great trail on the south side of Scout Road that are not groomed and you can walk on them.

Thanks!!

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Please Consider a Gift to Our Annual Appeal

Our 2017 Annual Appeal Is Underway

We hope that you will consider a generous, end-of-year contribution to support our work in conservation, environmental education, and outdoor recreation.

Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park relies on our volunteers for their time and energy and on our members and donors for their financial support.

Be assured that your support truly makes a difference and is greatly appreciated!

Donate Here

Thanks so much!

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Annual Meeting, Holiday Reception, & Opening of our 6th Annual Photography Show

Monday, December 4

Annual Meeting 6:00-7:00 pm

Reception & Photography Show 7:00-8:00 pm

Please join us for our Annual Meeting, Holiday Reception, and the Opening of our 6th Annual Photography Show

Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park Office

at 80 Scout Road

www.wiltonpreserve.org

518-450-0321

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