Just the Facts - Saratoga, Facts, That Is!
Saratoga is one of the best walking cities anywhere. There's so much to see and do, it's safe, clean, and everything is easily accessible. It's perfect for meeting, conventions, weddings, reunions, you name it, there's something for everyone! Get the facts about Saratoga here: http://www.discoversaratoga.org/saratoga-facts/ Going to the Saratoga Children's Museum with my grandaughters.
The Town of Ballston Spa
Ballston Spa is just about 5 miles south of Saratoga Springs down Rt 50. It's a very cute little town with antique shops, an art gallery, a tea lounge and a really wonderful inn called the Medbery Inn and Spa. The town has been undergoing renovations, one building at a time. It's very quiant with that wonderful small town atmosphere. Definately check it out, and if you can, spend the day, or even better, stay the night, at the Medbery.
I have a little page on Ballston Spa check it out!
In and Around Saratoga Springs in the Snow
"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.
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!
One heck of a blizzard!!!
though we made it to Saratoga Springs before the snow began to fall, we did have to brave the elements to grab a bite to eat and a drink or 2. Well maybe we didn't HAVE to, but we wanted to explore a little bit instead of spending the entiretime at the hotel. Here are a few scenes from out an about town during the blizzard on January 22nd.
this photo was from the following day when we took a small trip up north to Corinth, NY.