TICKS / LYME DISEASE AWARENESS
Saratoga National Historical Park, like much of the northeast, has experienced increased tick activity.
You can minimize your chances of exposure by following a few simple steps:
—stay toward the center of trails and away from brush and unmowed grass;
—tuck pant legs inside socks;
—wear light-colored clothing (makes spotting ticks easier);
—use insect repellant.
Be sure to check yourself, and your pets, for ticks. Contact your health care provider if you find any attached to you.
Bicycle accidents cause several injuries to visitors recreating at Saratoga National Historical Park.
- Always wear a helmet when riding a bike. The State of New York requires all persons 14 years of age and under to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle.
- Always ride single file to the right.
- Announce yourself when passing other trail users from behind, always pass on the left.
- Don't speed.
- Beware of trail hazards which could include; twigs, bumps in the pavement, and low-hanging branches.
- Stay on bike trails.
- Biking off-trail is prohibited.
- Be alert for hills, sharp turns, and other users.
- Walk bicycles over service road.
- Walk bicycles when going against the flow of traffic.
- If you riding an unfamiliar bike, check brakes, gears, and steering before riding it.
- If there is an emergency, call 911.