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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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Memorial Spring, Saratoga Spa State Park

Memorial Spring, Saratoga Spa State Park

Memorial Spring. In the beginning, it wasn’t on any Saratoga Spa State Park map. A Nameless Spring Orange construction fencing, stood out against the winter snow. I walked towards the fenced off area, curious about what I would find. Peering into a pile of leaves, I saw water, trickling out of a capped pipe. I…

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Historic Copeland Bridge

Historic Copeland Bridge

I started writing about my day in Edinburg, NY just a couple weeks after I had been there. Coming back to my notes about Beecher Creek Falls almost a year later, I wonder why I never shared my experience of finding the gentle waterfall. Malta Ridge Cemetery (Ballston Spa, NY) I was up early and…

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Rock City Falls

Rock City Falls

Cottrell-Harrington Park There is this little parking area on Route 29 in Rock City Falls, NY. It is directly across from the old Empire Mill on the Kayaderosseras Creek (locally called the Kaydeross). A paved trail runs a short distance along the water with a couple of viewing platforms and a little gazebo. A little…

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Orenda Spring at Saratoga Spa State Park

Orenda Spring at Saratoga Spa State Park

She was a favorite spring of mine before I even saw her. Orenda. The name alone drew me to her. Her. I don’t think I’m alone in giving the springs personification. Sputtering in rage with uncontrollable outbursts She. Fierce yet long-suffering with Endless patience the mother of tufa never-ending. A sensory delight. With various vantages,…

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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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