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.
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The Gateway Gallery is north of Saratoga Springs just up Rt 9N just in the Adirondack Mountain area. All the unique artwork inside, furniture, paintings, wood carvings, ect..., are donated by local artists and the proceeds go to the owner's charity foundation, McArthur Park. The charity is for families who have a parent with a terminal illness.
The work inside is really incredible! Beautiful pieces, I wish I could have bought everything.
The owner will chat you up during your shopping experience. He''l take you on a tour of "the paper museum" it involves a 2 story outhouse....( I'll leave the rest as a surprise for your visit.) And tell you all about the pieces in the gallery as well as his charity.
26 Maple Street Corinth, NY