Saratoga National Historic Park encompasses a total area of about 3,394 acres of land that is located in Stillwater, a town in Saratoga County in the state New York, about 40 miles north of Albany and 15 miles southeast of Saratoga Springs, New York. To access the national historic park, use US 4 and NY 32, and you will find the park quite easily.
The Saratoga National Historic Park is governed by the National Park Service and was authorized on June 1, 1938. Once visitors get to the park, they will find that there are a lot of exciting features to explore. For example, the park has a rich historical history where a decisive victory against the British by the Americans was won here in 1777.
This event led to France recognizing the independence of the United States and therefore joined the war as a decisive military ally to the United States, and this consequently became a turning point of the Revolution. Other nearby historical attractions include the country home of Major General Philip Schuyler's and the 155-foot Saratoga monument.
All these features can be found on three separate units including, the 4-square-mile battlefield in Stillwater, the Saratoga Monument in Victory (a nearby village), and the General Philip Schuyler House about eight miles north in Schuylerville. Besides these attractions, the park also hosts a lot of other recreational activities like bicycling, hiking, auto touring, interpretive programs, and cross-country skiing.
Visitors to the park can also get to enjoy the parks conveniences that include self-guided trails, a picnic area, restrooms, bicycle trail, visitor center, and a museum. Visitors with a doggie can bring them into Saratoga National Historic Park, but they will have to be aware of a few regulations regarding their dog. For example, park buildings are out of bounds to dogs. Furthermore, in areas of the park that dogs can venture into, dogs should be on a leash.