Clifton Park is a suburban town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. According to the United States Census Bureau, the 2010 population was 36,705.
The name is derived from an early land patent. The town is in the south part of the county and is located approximately 12 miles north of Albany, 7 miles northeast of Schenectady, and 10 miles south of Saratoga Springs. Recognized for our outstanding quality of life, smart growth practices, numerous parks, extensive recreation programs, a 15 mile trail network, the Clifton Common sports complex (host to a variety of national, state and regional tournaments), the excellent Shenendehowa School System, an active Clifton Park Senior Community Center and emerging business centers, we are a model growth community. Clifton Park has preserved and restored significant historic sites, such as the Grooms Tavern, and has acquired, protected, preserved and purchased development rights on over 1000 acres, balancing our rural roots with innovative residential designs and twenty-first century economic development in New York’s Tech Valley. Clifton Park remains true to its motto: “Clifton Park – A Great Place to Live, Work and Play!”
Kinns Road Park is about 64 acres owned and maintained by the Town of Clifton Park, with another 32 acres of adjoining lands owned by the Town of Clifton Park that have been acquired through the creation of park land in subdivisions and from Saratoga P.L.A.N. The park is centrally located off of Kinns Road, immediately east of Nottingham Way North, and just west of Carlton Road. The town park offers beautiful wooded trails — many of which connect to the adjoining neighborhoods — used year-round by walkers, hikers and orienteers. During the winter, some of the trails are groomed for cross-country skiing. This is a dog-friendly park, but all dogs must have a current dog permit obtained from the Town of Clifton Park Town Clerk. A stream is located south of the park on the trail that leads to Sherwood Forest. The original 64 acres comprised a forest plantation owned by Saratoga County as a county forest, prior to being conveyed in 2017 to the Town of Clifton Park.
Nature Trail Videos
Below please find a collection of recent videos for visitors to screen and experience 14 trails at Kinns Road Park, during Spring and also during the Fall. These videos were filmed by Alison Szczesny, to create increased public access to Kinns Road Park, for her Girl Scout Gold Award Project.
“Over the course of a year, I decided to walk and document each of 14 trails in Kinns Road Park. I recorded my hikes in the hopes of creating an online library of videos that would highlight the beauty of the park. I hiked each trail in both the mid fall and late spring. Over the course of the summer of 2021, I took the raw videos and smoothed them over, carefully editing them in ways that would highlight their natural wonder. Then, I worked with the Town of Clifton Park to add these virtual hikes to a new page off the Town’s website. I hope that my Girl Scout Gold Award Project makes this beautiful forest park accessible to all.”
--Alison Szczesny, Girl Scout Troop 2505, introducing her Girl Scout Gold Award 2021 Project
Spring Videos of Kinns Road Park - Click here for videos of 14 trails and what you would experience in Spring at Kinns Road Park.
Fall Videos of Kinns Road Park Videos - Click here for videos of 14 trails and what you would experience in Fall at Kinns Road Park.
Statement from Supervisor Barrett
I remind businesses and public venues in Town that we have masks available, for free upon request. To request masks, please contact my office at 518.371.0083.
PER THE NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION, ALL INDIVIDUALS COMING TO COURT OR THE COURT OFFICES ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK REGARDLESS OF THEIR VACCINATION STATUS.