The city of Saratoga Springs NY is synonymous with the arts, culture and is an ideal location that charms its way into creating the perfect mix of living with lifestyle.
Saratoga enjoys a wonderfully multicultural atmosphere. Its diverse cultural heritage is visible not only through the historical architecture, but is evidenced by the delightfully colorful foods and cuisine served up by its many fine restaurants and unique boutiques, music and book stores. Nearby Skidmore College is a renowned liberal arts college that draws students from many countries from around the world. Saratoga Performing Arts Center is a draw for ballet, symphony, and the latest in contemporary genres. Visitors to the area enjoy the annual multicultural music series in August, downtown Saratoga festivities, and the Beekman Street Arts district, a vibrant mix of art and entrepreneurial spirit.
The storied background of Saratoga is both dramatic and colorful! From the early lore of native Indians and healing waters, to the history-changing Battle of Saratoga during the Revolutionary War, to the captains of industry, architecture and moving picture stars that frequented Saratoga in the early days, there is deep history in the renowned Spa City!
And of course, Saratoga is all about the horses, so equestrians feel right at home! Horses and thoroughbred horse racing in Saratoga is world-class. Saratoga Racetrack itself is a historic venue, offering excitement, thrills, and the charm of a bygone era. Saratoga Polo is a dynamic and unique event for the experienced and uninitiated alike.
The Saratoga National Historical Park is located along the Hudson River in Stillwater, and features a drive-around trail where one can drive up to each station. The park is also famous for its outstanding views of the area's natural scenery and Vermont's Green Mountains in the distance.
The Saratoga Spa State Park capitalizes on the culture and the mineral springs that once drove Saratoga County. This is a large state park and includes a hotel, 2 pool complexes, mineral baths, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, picnic areas, hiking trails, and numerous mineral springs.
Saratoga County also serves as the southern gateway to the Adirondack Park, the largest park in the contiguous United States, covering approximately 6.1 million acres, a land area roughly the size of Vermont and greater than the areas of the National Parks of Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Glacier, and Great Smoky Mountains combined.
The toll-free, six-lane Adirondack Northway bisects Saratoga County, running in a south-north direction. This highway, designated Interstate 87, is the primary conduit connecting the capital of New York State, Albany, northward across the Thaddeus Kosciusko Bridge into and through Saratoga County, then past Lake George in the Adirondack Park, through the Adirondack Mountains, and eventually to the Canada–United States border, where it continues seamlessly as Quebec Autoroute 15 to Montreal. This freeway has been a major catalyst for the growth of population and commerce in Saratoga County.