Explore Saratoga Springs!
Saratoga Springs is "Health, History and Horses." It was recently voted #1 healthiest place to live and work. It's located south of Lake George, and north of Albany, NY.
FDR was responsible for the development of a world class health resort in Saratoga Springs at what is today at National Historic site is better known as Saratoga Springs Spa State Park (the "Park").
There are over 10 mineral springs with two of the only active geysers east of the Mississippi in the Park which date back to the 14th century, when the Iroquois lived in the area. When the springs were discovered and animals were observed to be attracted to them, the springs became guarded with secrecy. It was also because of the mineral springs healing powers, and being believed a gift from the Great Spirit.
It took millions of years to create the mineral springs. Seven are carbonated, and two non-carbonated. The mineral springs are popular among visitors and residents who line up with gallon jugs to tap into the free untreated natural mineral spring water.
The Park is 2,379 acres, has a fish filled stream, massive rows of tall pines and 12 miles of trails.
The Park is host to:
- Nationally-known Saratoga Performing Arts Center;
- The Spa Little Theater;
- The National Museum of Dance;
- The Saratoga Automobile Museum;
- The Gideon Putnam Resort;
- Roosevelt Baths and Spa with 42 private treatment rooms;
- Victoria Pool; and
- The Hall of Springs
- Roosevelt II - Future home for Health & Wellness
In Saratoga Springs there are over 90 restaurants along with boutiques, galleries and shops to explore. The city was a summer resort for the wealthy, as seen today still with its sprawling mansions lining the avenue, and a hamlet complete with massive pillared buildings in Greek Revival architecture.
The city is also home to the Saratoga Springs Racetrack and casino where you can see Triple Crown thoroughbred race horses along with elegant big brimmed hats as seen in the movie Pretty Woman.