Saratoga Springs is a city in upstate New York, about 20 miles north of Albany. It is a clean, vibrant, low crime city known for the Saratoga Race track, SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center) a historic downtown, and it's mineral and fresh water Springs. Two places to visit in Saratoga are Congress park at the south end of the city as you enter downtown, and Saratoga State park at the south end of Rte.'s 9 & 50 about a half mile south of the city.
Congress park has a walking trail, mineral springs, and an Italian Garden.
The State park has walking trails, including a path along Geyser creek, a golf course, more mineral springs, and is also the location of SPAC.
Saratoga State Park
Saratoga State park contains a Golf Course, Walking trails, Hotel, the historic Hall of Springs, and Geyser Creek. There are also mineral springs throughout the park.
Geyser Creek Trail
Saratoga State park mineral springs
Hall of Springs in Saratoga Park
Congress park is a smaller city park that can be accessed from Broadway/Rte. 50 on the south end of downtown. It features more mineral springs, an Italian garden, casino, and walking paths.
Congress Park Mineral Springs
Congress Park Italian Garden
If you Visit
Saratoga Springs is a great place to visit. The parks are great places to walk, run, sit with a coffee, take photos, or golf.
If you go, sunblock, insect repellent, good footwear, empty containers for the freshwater spring in Saratoga State park, and a camera are all recommended items.
Wikipedia contributors. (2022, May 6). Saratoga Springs, New York. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 18:39, May 18, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Saratoga_Springs,_New_York&oldid=1086503290
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