Anchor Diamond Park

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Anchor Diamond Park at Hawkwood is located at the corner of Route 50 and Middleline Road, at the site of the former Hawkwood property. This 246-acre property was purchased in 2015 through the generosity of Mr. Frank Schidzick in his will. The property, with a conservation easement from Saratoga PLAN (Preserving Land and Nature), is now a passive park for all Town residents, with multiple trails and historic remains of the mansion and its many outbuildings. This forever-wild preserve is open to the public for nature study, walking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. 

Hours of Operation

Anchor Diamond Park is open daily from dawn to dusk.


There are several trails, each identified by name and color. See the map below or view a printable PDF of the trail map. The trailhead kiosk includes a variety of information: the history of the property, natural history, park rules, and a map of the trails. Maps are distributed throughout the park as well, and arrows corresponding to trail colors are painted on many trees to guide visitors.

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Anchor Diamond Park Rules and Regulations

View a printable PDF of the rules.

1. The following activities are not permitted:

  • Cutting, digging, removing, or damaging any tree, shrub, flower, or plant
  • Hunting, trapping, removing, harassing, touching or feeding wildlife
  • Use of firearms, paint ball devices, or artificial light
  • Bicycles, horses, or motorized vehicles, snowmobiles, ATVs, etc.
  • Alcohol or illegal substances
  • Camping or igniting fires
  • Dumping of any waste or other materials

2. Carry out all your trash.

3. Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times.

4. Clean up after your pet.***

*** Dog waste bags are NOT provided; please bring your own.