Category: Saratoga County

Historic Congress Park

Historic Congress Park

The mineral springs are by far my favorite thing about Historic Congress Park, but there are many other features in the park worth seeing if you’re in Saratoga Springs, New York. The park is situated in the center of downtown, between the Saratoga Race Course and Broadway, so it’s fairly easy to just happen upon…

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Saratoga’s Mineral Springs: Spouters & Tufa

Saratoga’s Mineral Springs: Spouters & Tufa

Saratoga Spa State Park: 2018 To be perfectly honest, I’m surprised I don’t write about the springs in Saratoga Spa State Park more often. I frequently roam the park exploring different trails, watching birds, and tasting the spring’s waters, while taking photographs and documenting changes. Saratoga Spa State Park is my favorite place to go to “walk…

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Saratoga Spa State Park in the Winter

Saratoga Spa State Park in the Winter

Hayes Well Spring in front with Geyser Island Spouter in the distance.   Natural Springs Don’t Freeze February 6, 2017 – I’m fairly certain that the springs in Saratoga Springs, NY are a constant 55°F. When I left my house to explore the different springs in Saratoga Spa State Park today, the weather said it…

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Yaddo

Yaddo

Yaddo Mansion September 29, 2016   A History of Yaddo The property on which Yaddo stands originally housed a farm, grist-mill, and tavern operated by Jacobus Barhyte, a Revolutionary War veteran who fought at the Battle of Saratoga. Many well-known writers of the 1830s and 1840s dined at Barhyte’s tavern, among them Edgar Allan Poe.…

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Saratoga Spa State Park

Saratoga Spa State Park

I am curious. I am directionally challenged. I am determined. I had some time to kill before work and I just happened to be in Saratoga Springs, NY. I was nervous to do something alone, but I desperately wanted to explore and have myself an adventure. I decided to check out the park around the Roosevelt…

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Saratoga National Battlefield Road

Saratoga National Battlefield Road

I had been waiting… April 9th the park gates opened to Park Tour Road and the National Park Service announced park fees would not be collected until May 1st. Knowing this, I had to make it back to Saratoga National Historical Park before the crowds started rushing in. Being able to drive the nine mile…

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Lock 19: Historical Erie Canal

Lock 19: Historical Erie Canal

Town of Clifton Park, NY At the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve‘s main entrance, by the Whipple Truss Bridge, there’s a map of the park. It shows trails along the Old Erie Canal and the Mohawk River to historical sites including Clute’s Dry Dock, Fort’s Ferry, Vischer Ferry Crossing, the Whipple Truss Bridge, and…

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