Tag: national historic landmark

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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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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