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Hike, Bike and Learn!

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Come explore some of the most historic grounds in American History!  Saratoga National Historical Park (SNHP) offers free guided tours of the Saratoga Battlefield on mornings in July and August led by National Park volunteers Ray Palmer and Jerry Parker, looking at general history and lesser-known stories of the world-changing Battles of Saratoga.  The hikes involve walking for about two miles over uneven ground; visitors need to bring drinking water and insect repellent, and dress for the weather.   Event cancelled if raining. Hikes offered from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, with the following dates and topics:

Tuesday, July 21—the First Battle
Wednesday, July 22—the Second Battle
Tuesday, August 11—the First Battle
Wednesday, August 12—the Second Battle

SNHP also offers a series of free, early evening, ranger-guided 5-mile bike tours of Saratoga Battlefield. Four Wednesday evenings during the summer—July 15 & 29; August 12 & 26, from 6 PM to 8 PM. Any visitors interested in scenic views of the historic grounds, accompanied by knowledgeable staff and volunteer guides with unique stories of the park will enjoy these tours.  All while getting fresh air, enjoying wonderful scenery and great stories with light exercise and like-minded people. Meet them in the parking lot! In case of inclement weather, bike tour will be cancelled.  Please bring your bike, water, and insect repellent.  Helmets are required.

They even thought about the little ones! This July SNHP presents their Children’s Program, offering a hands-on experience of life for children during the time of the American Revolution.  Programs are free of charge, from 1-3pm on two Wednesdays and designed for children ages 5-12. 

July 15: “Come Dancing!” —Dancing was an important social skill for adults and children alike. Experience for yourself what dance looked like over 200 years ago.

July 22: “Let’s Dress Up!” —Dress like girls and boys did during America’s Revolution.  Try on a ball gown, long coat, a soldier’s regimental uniform, or a camp follower’s clothes, and see how you look.  You can also try laundry without a washing machine!

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