This is our first Saratoga History Moment video, we went to the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Saratoga Siege Trail, located in the Village of Victory off of Route 4 on Saturday, October 17th. The trail is across from the Schuyler House. The trail is .5 mile trail walk. We talked to Ranger Eric Schnitzer about the importance of the trail.
Just 8 miles north of the Saratoga battlefields an incredible siege took place along Fish Creek. After several days of being surrounded and starving, British General John Burgoyne was forced into surrendering on October 17th, 1777, an act that ultimately convinced the French to recognize the United States of America and join them in their battle for independence.
Support for the Siege Trail came from many partners lead by Saratoga PLAN and including the Saratoga National Historic Park, the Town of Saratoga, RBC Foundation, the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust, the Bender Family Foundation, Siena College, Brookfield Power, the American Battlefield Protection Program, and Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.