Saratoga Spa State Park, distinguished by its classical architecture and listed as a National Historic Landmark, is noted for its diverse cultural, aesthetic and recreational resources. In addition to the nationally-known Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Spa Little Theater, the National Museum of Dance, the Saratoga Automobile Museum, the Gideon Putnam Resort and Roosevelt Baths and Spa, the park offers a multitude of traditional recreation opportunities. The Peerless Pool Complex consists of a main pool with a zero-depth entry, separate slide pool with a 19' double slide and a children's wading pool with a mushroom fountain. The Historic Victoria Pool is a smaller pool surrounded by arched promenades. Both pool areas include food and beverage services, showers, locker rooms and restrooms. The Saratoga Spa State Park Golf Course offers two beautiful golf courses; a championship 18-hole course and a challenging 9-hole course, complete with pro shop and restaurant. The gentle terrain offers picnic areas, shady streamside trails, suitable for the nature-lover or the casual walker, as well as certified running courses used by joggers and high school and college athletes. Winter activities include cross-country skiing on approximately 12 miles of trails, ice skating, ice hockey. Volunteers Partner with Park to improve the historic "Vale of Springs" To recognize the 100th anniversary of the preservation of the mineral springs, volunteers serving on the Saratoga Capital District Park Commission have been leading the Spa Park Centennial Project project to beautify and restore the mineral springs area of the park. The project includes landscaping, new accessible pathways, a stairway and overlook at the Geyser waterfall, and interpretive signs. The mineral springs tour is one of the most popular educational programs offered at the Park. This project will build new spaces to better accomodate the tours and provide better information about the extrodinary natural features of the springs along Geyser brook. Support the effort and donate today! Saratoga Spa State Park Master Plan. The year-long public master planning process for Spa Park concluded with a plan that strengthens preservation of natural areas while encouraging and expanding public use. The undeveloped areas of the 2,200 acre park are now officially designated as natural areas designed to preserve habitats and support trails. Plans for the northern area of the park call for new uses for vacant structures. Plans for a new Visitor Center in the Lincoln Bathhouse are balanced by a proposal to lease out office space to generate revenue.

walking
23 days ago

Nice and relaxing paved walk around State Park. Very easy, nothing really exciting though. I like that as long as you stay on the paved path, you aren’t picking ticks off your pup.

walking
2 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

Loved running and biking in this park when I lived in Saratoga. Participated in several 5k events that also used the trail. There is a organized recreation section to run thorough and also a more nature section. Was also fun to snowshoe. Miss it very much!

8 months ago

We live 5 minutes from this park and use its trails, playgrounds and parks almost every weekend. An amazing, diverse and beautiful park!

walking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Beautiful trail inside the state park.

walking
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Walked this one again with my daughter today. The reflecting pool is filled with water and soon will have tons of tadpoles! We walked down the Ferndale Spring trail and had a nice snack at Karista Spring while watching the fishermen catch all the trout they stocked yesterday. Looked like fun!

The Creekside Education Center is coming along nicely and will soon be a huge boost to this part of the park.

Took a short loop around. Still a bit muddy but a nice walk along the creek. Looks like it be nice to fish or tube.

snowshoeing
Sunday, February 19, 2017

My daughter and I took a snowshoe hike on the Wetlands Overlook trail and some of the Five Mile Trail this morning. This is in the southern section of the park and follows the old Delaware and Hudson Railroad bed past a marshy pond.

The only drawback of this route was the proximity to Route 50. From the parking lot at the south entrance to the park to the pond, it was a little noisy. Once we turned away from the pond on the Five Mile Trail, the noise abated considerably.

walking
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Did the "5 Mile Trail" the other day. Super duper easy. Lots of zig zags and switchbacks that almost seem kind of pointless but it is what it is. There is an administration building across from the Hall of Springs that offers free full color maps of all the trails within the Saratoga State Park. Although the trail is marked it can be somewhat confusing at times. Long straight portions with no signage can get a bit confusing. All in all a decent walk for keeping the heart rate up.

Have tubed this many many times. Lots of low spots requiring you to get up and walk gear to the nearest deep spot. If your confident in your abilities, go after a good rainstorm. Creek fills right up and flows quickly.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

great trail for a more leisurely walk rather than a hike, great for dogs given they're kept on leash

walking
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Easy paved trail with enough offshoot trails to make it interesting. Made the loop with a few detours to walk beneath the canopy of tree branches. Would suggest this as a starter, easy walk.

Awesome paddle. Bald Eagle and Blue Heron sightings. Beautiful Day

hiking
Saturday, April 11, 2015

I love this quiet little gem, perfect for hiking, walking around the springs, or just getting lost in the woods

We enjoyed a nice paddle down the Kayoderosseras Creek when the water as low. There were a few trees down after a large storm and with the water being low it required us to get out and port through the low areas but it was not bad a t all. the paddle was very relaxing. We pulled out just before the outlet to Saratoga Lake.

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walking
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cross country skiing
Saturday, December 31, 2016

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