Guests of The Gideon Putnam hotel stay in the very heart of Saratoga Spa State Park; more than 2,000 verdant acres punctuated by classical architecture that has earned its standing as a National Historic Landmark.
The park is notable for its diverse cultural and recreational resources. In addition to the famed Saratoga Performing Arts Center, park attractions include the Spa Little Theater, the National Museum of Dance, the Saratoga Automobile Museum, and Roosevelt Baths & Spa.
Saratoga Spa State Park offers a championship 18-hole course and a fun and challenging 9-hole course, complete with pro shop and restaurant. 9-hole disc golf, tennis courts, and public swimming complexes are also available.
The Saratoga Spa Bird Conservation Area is here, with wetlands like Geyser and Kayaderosseras creeks providing peak bird-watching experiences.
Saratoga Spa State Park is open year-round from 8 am to sunset. For admission, directions and fee details, contact the park office at 518-584-2000, or visit the park's website.
Enjoy a short, refreshing springs walk that describes the different mineral springs in the park, how they came to be, and sample some of the sparkling Saratoga waters. Cups provided. Starts at the Creekside Classroom, Geyser Picnic area. This program is free to attend and open to the public.
Friday-Sunday: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
Monday-Thursday: 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
Discover park history on a short walk to learn about historic uses for the mineral waters, the 1930's spa complex for research and medical treatment, and other history highlights. Starts at the arcade outside of the Park Administration Building. This program is free to attend and open to the public.
Daily: 12pm, and 2pm