Malta is located in the central part of Saratoga County just south of Saratoga Springs. The town, originally called Dunning Street, was formed in 1802 from part of the Town of Stillwater. More territory was gained from the Town of Saratoga in 1805. The name "Malta" is said to derive from a malt brewery in the area that was formerly called "Malt-ville" and is now Maltaville.
Malta is a town rich in history and. Malta offers easy access to historic landmarks and places of interest in a county known for its health, horses, and history. See where the Battle of Saratoga (Saratoga National Park) was fought, be entertained by world renowned artist at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, enjoy the thunder of the hoofs at the Saratoga Race Track, or enjoy quiet outdoors at the many New York State Parks close by.
The National Museum of Dance, the National Bottle Museum, and Saratoga County Historical Society / Brookside Museum are all within a few minutes drive. For the boating enthusiasts, the Town of Malta borders lovely Saratoga Lake.
Malta is the center of an excellent road network; most transportation is by private car. Exits 11, 12, and 13 of Interstate 87 ("The Adirondack Northway," or simply "The Northway") and US Route 9 pass through roughly the center of the town. New York State Route 9P is a short highway in the eastern part of the town. New York State Route 67 is a highway, partly conjoined with US-9, in the southern part of Malta.