"In and Around Saratoga Springs in the Snow" Top 5 Page for this destination Saratoga Springs by kazander

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On the run from a Blizzard!

We had a wonderful time on our super cold, but super relaxing trip to Saratoga Springs and Ballston Spa. We outran a blizzard, but then ventured out in it for the sake of a great martini bar, went to the nearby state park where our nostrils froze (they really did!) and went to the amazing Medbery Inn for a relaxing spa experience like I've never had.

With plans to stay in Ballston Spa for Sunday night, we decided to head up to this area one day earlier to check out the town of Saratoga Springs. Good thing we did! The forecast for Saturday and Sunday was Snow, Snow and more Snow! We left early enough to stay ahead of the storm which was coming up from the south. We made it into Saratoga with only a half hour until the flakes began to fall.

History

Saratoga Springs is known not only for it's Horseracing Tracks, but for the healing mineral Springs found in the area. The native Americans used these springs for years and years to heal the sick, and shared their knowledge with the Europeans when a friend became ill. Quickly the area became THE place to go, and not only were people coming to bathe in the springs, but the water was beeing bottled and sold at an alarming rate. Eventually the water tables dropped dangerously low, so the state shut down most of the plants, and the area became Saratoga Spa State Park.
Throughout the town there are water fountain springs, all with different names, flavors, and healing properties. Unfortunately in was SO cold when we visited, that we didn't get to experience the fountains.
Read more about it!
http://guides.saratoga.org/web/attractions/outdoorfun/linkpage.cfm?link=www.saratogaspastatepark.org

  • Last visit to Saratoga Springs: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated Apr 11, 2005
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  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2006 at 7:19 AM

    You obviously had a great time in spite of the freezing cold and snow. My daughter and son-in-law go up to the races each year. Looks like a great spot to find some healing remedies.

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2006 at 9:50 PM

    Great photos/tips - friends from NY have invited me to go here and it is a must. Will return to your pages. Ciao, Carol

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2006 at 8:36 PM

    Thanks for visiting Apache Junction :-) And thanks for the infos on Saratoga Springs - I'll be there from monday for some days for a meeting, and good to know that there are hiking trails around Gideon Putnum Spa resort, where we'll stay :-)))

  • annk's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2005 at 6:00 AM

    An enjoyable page to read & the martini's sound great! Though you guys are probably sick of the snow the photos look gorgeous.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2005 at 11:39 AM

    A great page on SS, Amy!! It is a spot I meant to have a closer look at the next time I'm in Albany. It is amazing how one can forget what type of martini you had after one or two of them! The Olde Bryan Inn sounds fantastic!!

  • ExGuyParis's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2005 at 9:31 AM

    This page brought back wonderul memories of old haunts. And cocoa with Bailey's and Chambord, or Hot Cider with Butterscotch Schnapps... yum.

  • sue_stone's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2005 at 2:03 AM

    An Auto Museum and a Martini Bar!! This sounds like my husbands idea of heaven!!! Great page Amy : ))

  • chodearm's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2005 at 9:16 AM

    This page got beefier. Its a good one.

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2005 at 7:34 AM

    What a romantic getaway. Just the kind of place we would enjoy for a special weekend. Thanks for the birthday greetings.

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2005 at 3:59 PM

    Red Apple Martini sounds worth a try. ♫♫ "Snow glorious Snow"♫♫. Looks wonderful Amy. What a great present. (~_~)

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