Trails and Recreation

Pitney Meadows Community Farms' 166 acres encompass farm fields, forests, wetlands, springs and Geyser Creek access. A comprehensive trail plan was designed to promote access for recreation on the farm. It currently includes trails for walking, biking, birding, and future designs are under way to incorporate fishing access points, educational signage designating points of interest and wildlife viewing opportunities. The system is designed to connect to and incorporate the Saratoga Greenbelt Trail connecting the western neighborhoods to the Railroad Run trail, downtown Saratoga Springs and the State Park. The trails will also emphasize the farming projects at the Farm.

We currently have walking trail loops completed around our agriculture fields and adjacent to West Avenue. The smaller loop is approximately 0.5 miles, while the larger loop stretches 1.7 miles. 

In 2021, our trails were dedicated in honor of Michael Pitney. A kiosk was constructed in his honor, complete with a map of the farm complex, the trails and a place to sit and take in the sights and sounds of the farm.

The Michael Pitney Trail was designed and constructed with the generous support of the following:

Saratoga Springs Men’s High School Running Teams

Landscape Design: Studio A Landscape Architecture and Engineering, DPC

Site Construction: W.J. Morris Excavating, Inc.

Mountain View Materials

Construction Management: C.A. Smith Environmental, LLC

Signage: Adirondack Sign Company

Materials: D.A. Collins Companies

Natural Stone: Champlain Stone, Ltd.

Trail Stewardship: William (Bill) Pitney

Trail Program Supporters

Pitney Family

PMCF Trails Committee

PMCF Board of Directors

Saratoga Springs City Council

Saratoga County Board of Supervisors

Saratoga Springs High School Running Coaches and Supporters

Racing City Running Club

FC4 Inc (The Firecracker)

The Goutos Family

The Vanderminden Family

Charles and Arlene Woodruff

The Zanetti Family

Jim Gold 

Rich Torkelson

Barbara Glaser and Paul Zachos

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Pitney Meadows is looking for a full-time seasonal Programs & Production Assistant to join us! This position will report primarily to the Education Director, and also support the Farm Manager...

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