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Shenantaha Creek Park

Shenantaha Creek Park is 61.4 acres owned by the Town of Malta. There are several trails through the property in addition to the playground, athletic fields and picnic areas. The location also serves as the main access point to the Zim Smith Trail and also the parking area for the Ballston Creek Preserve

The start of trail can be found near the volleyball court on the eastern side of the park area and there are a couple of blue and gold historic marker signs next to it. The trails are generally well defined and marked with square red and white markers labeled Malta Trail.

The trail goes through the woods to the foundations of the mill site on Ballston Creek and then follows the creek along a ridge. There are a couple of places where you can loop back to the main park (one of which comes out of the woods near the tennis courts) and then the trail descends to the level of the creek and follows along its bank. Eventually the markers stop but a trail continues along marked with orange tape for a ways and then ascends a slope to reach the Zim Smith trail. The full trail through the woods is about .75 miles with about .5 additional miles along the Zim Smith Trail back to the parking lot.
Natural Areas of Saratoga County
Part of the foundation from a flaxseed mill at Shenantaha Creek Park.
Mill Foundation at Shenantaha Creek Park
Unusually dry conditions rendered the stream into a series of puddles.
Ballston Creek Bed at Shenantaha Creek Park
The sign indicates the start of the hiking trail and talks about natural mortars the indians may have used.
Historical Sign at Shenantaha Creek Park
The sign indicates the start of the hiking trail and talks about a mill that used to be on the property
Historical Sign at Shenantaha Creek Park
Presumably that is a mill stone from the mill that used to be there.
Entrance to Shenantaha Creek Park

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