During summer the Saratoga Spa State Park offers four clay and four macadam tennis courts, walking, jogging, bicycling, and hiking on the nature trails. Picnic pavilions (for an additional fee) are also available, which include volleyball and softball. Natural geysers and mineral springs can easily be seen throughout the park. Tennis instructor Bill Yaiser, is also available by appointment (518-369-0043).
Just a short walk or drive from the Gideon Putnam Resort, Saratoga Spa Golf boasts an 18-hole Championship Course, a 9-hole Executive Course, an all-grass driving range, a practice putting green, a full-service golf shop and a restaurant to help keep your energy up after your match.
You can also swim in the two outdoor pools located within the park - Victoria and the Peerless.
Operated by the State Park, the Victoria pool is available to guests of the Gideon Putnam as well as the public. Located behind the hotel, guests will enjoy the walk through the park to the pool. This soothing Saratoga Springs attraction is open 7 days a week from June 23, 2012 through September 3, 2012. The operating hours for the Victoria Pool are 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you are not a guest of the Gideon Putnam Resort, adults are $8 and children are $4.
The Peerless Pool is a larger area with a family oriented atmosphere. The Peerless Pool is open 6 days a week, closed on Tuesdays, from June 23, 2012 through September 3, 2012. The operating hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adults are $2 and children are $1. Additional park entry fee required.