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Dates: 6/13/2019 - 6/13/2019
City / State: Stillwater and Schuylerville, NY
Event Name: Saratoga Battlefield Convention Walk
Event Type: Walk
Event ID: 113499 
Distance - Trail Ratings: 6/7/10K - 2B
Description: The walk from start point A will begin at stop 2 on the park tour road. All walkers will do a 2k walk to stop 3 and will then be driven to stop 7. After viewing stop 7, 10k walkers will walk to stop 9; 6/7k walkers will ride the bus to stop 9. All walkers will then be bused to village of Schuylerville to do the remainder of the walk in Victory Woods (also a part of the Battlefield). Walkers using cars will begin at start point B and walk to Victory Woods and the battle monument They may then, if they choose, drive to the Battlefield and complete a series of short loop walks which will allow them to view the major points on the Battlefield drive and complete 10k. Specific driving instructions to the Battlefield will be available at the Legion post start point. A 1B rated walk will also be available starting at Ft. Hardy to the Schuyler summer home and Lock 6 of the Champlain Canal.
Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, National Parks Centennial Challenge, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, United States Post Offices, Walking America's Ports of Call, Walking the Path of Inventions, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: 8:00-11:30 am
Location: Start point A: Saratoga National Historical Park,Stillwater, NY. Start point B: American Legion Post,6 Clancy St. Schuylerville, NY
Start Point / Driving Directions: Start point A will be for bus passengers only. For drivers: from Red Lion Hotel, turn right and at intersection go straight on to Rte. 87N. Take exit 14 and turn right towards Saratoga Springs. At next light turn right onto Henning Rd. At light at Henning and Lake Ave.(Rte.29) turn right. Continue on Rte.29 to village of Schuylerville. Turn right at first light to Broad St. Turn right onto Burgoyne St., right onto Clancy St. (sign for Legion Post). Start point on right.
Awards & Fees: A Award
Comments: The sites in both locations tie together the story of the Battle of Saratoga, the "Turning Point of the American Revolution". The Stillwater battlefield was the site of the two engagements that collectively are called the Battle of Saratoga. The defeated British troops then retreated to Schuylerville in an unsuccessful attempt to flee to Canada and camped in Victory Woods until Burgoyne ultimately surrendered.
Host Club: Empire State Capital Volkssporters
Contact: Doug & Jackie Reynolds (518) 229-1141
Website: walkescv.org/ava2019convention/19saratogabattlefield.html
E-Mail Contact: dougreynolds36@gmail.com