Area Attractions

Most popular attractions

  • Saratoga Race Course
  • Saratoga Performing Arts
  • Saratoga National Golf Club
  • Saratoga Casino
  • Skidmore College

Dining, shopping, entertainment and more...

Dining - Saratoga County boasts over 100 restaurants. Plenty of opportunity to delight the harshest foodie critic in your family!

Shopping - We are in close proximity to a collection of malls and big box stores; Wilton Mall, Crossgates Mall and Clifton Park shopping center. Historic downtown Saratoga Springs offers quaint shops and boutiques tucked between eateries and cafes. Brand name outlet malls are just a short drive on 1-87 in Lake George.

Entertainment - Arts exhibits, festivals, Saratoga casino, and music venues such as the Saratoga Performing Arts offer year round entertainment.

Racing - A racing meet for thoroughbreds in 1863 marked the beginning of the Saratoga Race Course "the oldest race track in America." The race course bears the additional distinction of being the oldest sports facility in the country! Racing season runs May through October.

Outdoor adventures

Saratoga Hills is within minutes of thousands of acres in National, state and local parks and nature preserves that allow you to experience nature by foot or by bike. Saratoga National Historical Park has 4 miles of hiking trails through the rolling battlefield and countryside and is located in Stillwater. The views are outstanding. It is nature at it's best!

Hiking - Extensive trail systems and 12 public nature preserves provide miles and miles of uninterrupted hiking opportunities.

Biking - Designated bike tours throughout the county for road and mountain biking.

Winter Fun - Cross country skiing, downhill skiing, and tubing at nearby ski area most family owned and catering to family-friendly experiences; West Mountain, Willard, Royal Mountain, Maple Ski Ridge and Catamount Ski area are all within a short driving distance. Snowshoe on the myriad of hiking and biking trails on miles of national, state and public preserves and reenergize yourself.

Water Activities - Brown's Beach is one of the only public swimming spots on Saratoga Lake and is just 10 minutes from Saratoga Hills. Relax on the sand and enjoy the view of the lake or learn water sports such as kayaking or paddle boarding. Boating and fishing opportunities on the Hudson River are also popular and afford you a variety of bird and waterfowl sightings, as well as, bald eagle and osprey.

History

The town of Stillwater boast 18 historical markers that you can tour. Saratoga County is home to many national and state museums. Take in any one of our local museum such as the Adirondack Experience, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, The Hyde Collection, or the Saratoga Springs History Museum or visit Grant Cottage where Ulysses S. Grant wrote his memoirs. You can hike, bike or drive through Saratoga National Historical Park, which was the turning point of the American Revolution during the Battles of Saratoga.

Festivals

Food events and other festivals throughout the year, include Saratoga Restaurant Week, Chowderfest, BBQ and Dessert Fest during the All-American Celebration and Saratoga Wine & Food Festival. Others of significances include; Empire State Comic Con, Craft Beer, Auto, History, Wine and Chocolate, VegFest, Jazz, Albany's Dad, Music, Polishfest, and County and State Fairs to name a few!

Spas

There is rich heritage in Saratoga County dating back to the 19th and 20th century when the area was referred to as "the Queen of the Spas." The area known as Serachtague, "place of swift water," was sacred to the Mohawks and other Native Americans. They believed the naturally carbonated water had been stirred by the god Manitou, endowing it with healing properties. Visit the many spas in the area and pamper yourself!