Saratoga Spa State Park
Saratoga Spa State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
This National Historic Landmark offers diverse cultural, aesthetic and recreational activities in such venues as the Lincoln mineral baths, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Spa Little Theater, National Museum of Dance and the historic Gideon Putnam Hotel.
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,028 reviews
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tashad195
Coventry, UK186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We spent a morning here exploring the park and it was truly beautiful! There is plenty to see and we even got to enjoy toasting marshmallows at the ranger's office. We'd definitely visit again anytime we are in Saratoga Springs!
Written May 5, 2024
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Ann S
Gettysburg, PA41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Perfect spot to stop. The springs are easily accessible and mapped out to walk to. History plaques offer great info. They have lots of picnic tables, pavilions and playground. The stream is nice to see too. Lots of shade and a great nature spot.
Written October 5, 2023
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marta z
Brecksville, OH52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The Saratoga State park is immaculate.
Services for all. Swimming, hiking, walking, spa.
The history of the property and the WPA are a
Fabulous example of strong goverment, protecting land for the public.

The hiking trails are reasonably marked.
If you want to see most of the geysers, there 5 in the Karista area.

The park is strictly carry in, carry out.
Written October 1, 2023
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Libertine2
Smallville,Ohio19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
A beautiful historic spa setting that brings you back to the gilded age. The park and buildings are well kept & informatively labeled.
Written September 13, 2023
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pittsurgh
North Fort Myers, FL51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
5 mile Walk path is a must great day trip.
Picnic area,disc golf, concerts, springs, hiking trails, Bike paths and so much more .
Written August 13, 2023
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Lee B
Queensbury, NY38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The state of NY has ruined this historic landmark. By selling out to a golf course, a hotel and a music / arts entertainment venue. Supposed to be a state park that all can enjoy. That's not so. They sell out to bidders for private parties / occasions. You can't even find or get near the natural springs because they are gone. The only thing good on the property is the automotive museum.
Written August 8, 2023
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cstage
Syracuse, NY32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Very well preserved. We love walking to the different, unique springs, reading about the history and observing the grounds. Just one reason to go to Saratoga!
Written August 5, 2023
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Lita-Luise C
Laguna Hills, CA263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Saratoga Springs is known for several things: its mineral springs, the Saratoga Race Course for its thoroughbred horse racing track, and its Performing Arts Center. With the city slogan of “Health, History, and Horses,” it’s understandable that their welcoming sign would be a man on a horse with fountains behind it.

We were there in late September, so much of the horse attractions were closed for the season, and besides our interests did not lay there. Today our destination was the Saratoga Springs Spa State Park, but only a small part of its 2,379 acres. Within that small area of interest were the mineral springs. We entered one of the many entrances to the park, found a parking spot near the center and started out walking to find some of the many places where water naturally comes out of the earth.

It was the Mohawk tribes who were attracted to this land for hunting, because they believed the springs had healing powers. In the mid-1800s, Saratoga became popularly known as a health destination with many bathhouses and mineral spas that are still open to the public. There are eighteen public mineral springs in town. Some of the smaller tufa springs, and one mineral geyser can be seen by walking the half-mile trail along Geyser Creek. Early carbonated soda companies capped off some of these waters for their flavored bottled sodas, but were eventually shut down, due to their overuse, causing the geysers to cease flowing. Only years after the soda companies went away, did the waters return.

There are many lovely spots to sit and look out at the central lake. A bear statue is there, though no live bears are anywhere around anymore. Our first fountain, which was really no more than a trickle, had water that was bright red, due to its iron content. Across the road was an outlet where that same spring ran out, like rivulets of blood.

Most “geysers” are small that spit up or spit out. We followed the trail this rivulet took all the way to the creek, where the water spilled over a cement dyke. Geyser Creek runs through the park and since it had been raining, it was running pretty high and wide. A half-mile path along one side of the creek had many walkers and joggers.

Some of the springs are red, some orange, brown, and others yellow. Some have no scent and others smell strongly of sulphur. Walking the path, we came to the Orenda Spring Tufa, a multicolored mound
of mineral deposits that shoots up mineral water in the middle of Geyser Creek.

At another end of the state park is a sculpture garden with fountains. Two looked of interest: one of the four Greek caryatids, and another of two mermen eternally spitting out water from two marble conch shells, called Spit and Spat. Be sure and visit this park and spend the day exploring its many wonders.
Written July 6, 2023
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Diane W
United States11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Go to Creekside Classroom area to access several springs within 100 yards. Park near the classroom or park elsewhere and hike in. A Ranger gave us a brief explanation of the springs ' history, a cup and a table displaying the mineral content of each of the springs. The water tasting was fun.
Written June 14, 2023
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TravelCritic1985
Libya167 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Okay, but really an urban park. The park has multiple springs, but not all have nature water. The trails are not kep well and the grounds generally poorly managed. Despite the hard work of staff and contractors to keep the place up, it very much appears they are failing. It deserves only two stars, but the fact that the Saratoga Preforming Arts Center (SPAC) is located in the park gets it the extra star.
Written May 9, 2023
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