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The final Trails and Ales Run in the series will take us to Spruce Mountain. After the run/hike, we will go to The View Restaurant at Brookhaven Golf Course for dinner and drinks.
The newly re-routed Spruce Mountain Trail, located roughly 20 minutes north of Saratoga Springs in the Town of Corinth, is a 2.5-mile hike leading to the mountain's summit and historic fire tower. The trail is a moderate to difficult hike, so we will run what you can up and run down!
After the run/hike we will have to drive a short ways the The View Restaurant.
Rating: moderate to difficult
Elevation Gain: 262+- feet
Distance: 5 miles
Where: 52 Spruce Mountain Rd, Porter Corners, NY 12859
From Saratoga Springs, NY, head north on Route 9N towards Corinth. Shortly after passing through South Corinth take a left on Wells Road. After a few miles, Wells Road comes to a T-intersection. A right at this intersection puts you on Spruce Mountain Road (not signed) just a few hundred yards down this road there will be a dead end sign. Pass the gate entrance to the fire tower access road on the left and proceed to the parking area.
For more information: https://www.saratogaplan.org/explore/public-preserves-trails/spruce-mountain/
The View Restaurant: Brookhaven Golf Course, 333 Alpine Meadows Rd, Porter Corners, NY 12859
Google Map Link for directions: https://goo.gl/maps/EFNe4T6UAuAE94877
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