Gray’s Crossing

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Park Steward: Rich Bashant

Gray’s Crossing is located on Northline Road just outside the village of Ballston Spa. The park is nestled in a big bend of the Kayaderosseras, with a 1-mile wooded walking trail along the creek and a large grassy meadow in the center that is full of wildflowers in early summer.

A popular canoe and kayak launch, it’s downstream from Kelley Park, and a good starting place for the trip down to Driscoll Road Landing.

The Burl Trail is a one-mile loop that follows the creek to the far end of the park, then turns and passes through a successional forest at the edge of the meadow and returns to the parking lot across the meadow itself. Along with a multitude of songbirds, you may also encounter turtles and salamanders along the creek, and garter snakes and pickerel frogs in the meadow. It is also home to the fantastic “Turk’s Cap” lily, which blooms at the edge of the successional area in mid-June.