New York Nature April 18, 2019
The Little Known Park In New York Where You Can Walk Amongst Beautiful Butterflies
This winter here at Only In New York, we spoke about how living in the Empire State means that you get to see some pretty
unusual creatures and animals often in your backyard. With that said, there are also lots of amazing ways through our state’s park system that you can get an up-close look at wildlife in their natural habitat! Bringing you to a lesser-known gem of Upstate New York, come and talk a walk amongst this eye-catching endangered species that live here in Saratoga County.
Tucked away within a small town in Upstate New York, the Wilton Wildlife Preserve is a serene outdoor space that's worth exploring any time of year.
With over 2,400-acres of preserved land and more than 20-miles of interconnecting hiking trails - this place is pure bliss for any adventurer to explore.
You'll find more than one access point to the park, with everything from observation areas to sit down and relax inside of to a fire tower that you can hike to reach even greater views of the park.
With so many miles of trails to explore, you could easily spend the entire day walking through the woods here - and don't worry, the trails are all marked very well!
As you're walking through the park though and noticing all the different kinds of wildlife that call this special space in New York home, you'll most likely quickly begin to make note of the sea of colors here during the spring and summer.
Something many people may not know about the Wilton Wildlife Preserve is the fact that it's home to the
largest population of Blue Karner Butterfly in the Northeast.
In late April, the eggs begin to hatch and you'll slowly but surely start to see these miniature little butterflies swarm the flowers and fields of the park.
Attracted to things like the blue lupine and other vibrant flowers that thrive here, it's a magical outdoor adventure every time you visit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve.
Giving the Blue Karner Butterfly an amazing home to thrive in, each year visitors from all over come to hike through the woods with this gorgeous endangered species.
If you're ready for a one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure that guarantees a unique look at wildlife, plan a stroll through the woods at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park in Saratoga County.
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