Axe Factory Preserve

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Park Steward: Bruce McDonough

Friends of the Kayaderosseras acquired the site of Isaiah Blood’s Axe and Scythe factories as the result a generous donation in 2019. We have developed the site into the “Axe Factory Preserve”, a passive park with walking trails and an entry area that provides parking for those who wish to drive to the site. This beautiful refuge contains historic ruins from many years ago when this area was first experiencing a boom of industry, as well as >2 miles of stream-bank. It’s a legacy of human ingenuity layered with the natural wonders of the Kayaderosseras Creek.

Main access to Axe Factory Preserve is on Axe Street just off Maple Ave near the village border of Ballston Spa, N.Y. Currently there are three walking trails: upstream, downstream and west of the creek within the preserve. Friends of the Kayaderosseras continues to improve these trails as well as continuing our efforts to clean and enhance areas throughout the property. Open to the public, it is a wonderful resource waiting to be explored!