Parks in Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Spa State Park
19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, New York (Just over one mile from Union Gables)
Beautiful in every Season, Saratoga Spa State Park is a 4,800 acre park with classical architecture and listed as a National Historic Landmark. Nature trails, Natural Springs, Bird Sanctuary and Picnic areas. It is noted for its diverse cultural, aesthetic and recreational resources. Inside the park is the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Spa Little Theater, the National Museum of Dance, the Saratoga Automobile Museum, and the Roosevelt Baths and Spa. The Park offers a multitude of traditional recreation opportunities, such as Golf, hiking and biking trails, Bird watching and winter activities.
The Peerless Pool Complex consists of a main pool with a zero-depth entry, separate slide pool with a 19' double slide and a children's wading pool with a mushroom fountain. The Historic Victoria Pool is a smaller pool surrounded by arched promenades.
The Saratoga Spa State Park Golf Course offers two beautiful golf courses; a championship 18-hole course and a challenging 9-hole course, complete with pro shop and restaurant. The gentle terrain offers picnic areas, shady streamside trails, suitable for the nature-lover or the casual walker, as well as certified running courses used by joggers and high school and college athletes. Winter activities include cross-country skiing on approximately 12 miles of trails, ice skating, ice hockey.
Maps for download below include:
Winter Recreation Map and Walking Map to explore the Park with a list of Natural Mineral Springs.
Historic Congress Park
Congress Park bounds between Broadway, Circular and Spring Streets, two blocks from Union Gables. Canfield Casino and Congress Park is a 17-acre park in Saratoga Springs, New York. The park has walking trails, natural springs and Carosel. Historically, it was the site of the former Congress Spring Bottling Plant and the former Congress Hall, a large resort hotel, which together brought Saratoga Springs international fame as a health spa and gambling site. At the peak of its popularity during the Guilded Age, it was a place to 'Be Seen' where wealthy, major gamblers and stars of the entertainment world mingled. The park's artwork includes a statue by Daniel Chester French and a landscape design by Frederick Law Olmsted.
The Park was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. The Canfield Casino building, built in 1870, houses the Saratoga Springs History Museum. Gambling was ended by reformers in 1907.
Yaddo Gardens and Artist Retreat
312 Union Avenue (one mile from Union Gables)
A retreat for artists. Founded in 1900 by the financier Spencer Trask and his wife Katrina, herself a poet, Yaddo has gardens that consist of both a rose garden and a rock garden. Open to the public seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to dusk.
Saratoga Dog Park
Located on Route 9 South Broadway, one mile from Union Gables
Though not officially a NYS State Park dog facility, the Dog Park is maintained and owned by them. They are in the process of fund-raising to include a fenced-in area for safe dog play. You can bring your dog to play 7 days a week from Mon – Sun: 6:00 am-9:00 pm.
Local Recreational Parks in Saratoga Springs
East Side Recreation Field Located on the corner of Lake Ave (Route 29) and Granger Ave
(one mile from Union Gables)
The highlight at this park is the water. Tennis courts, ball fields, and a small playground.
West Side Recreation Field Located on the corner of Walnut and Washington Streets
(one mile from Union Gables)
Many shaded areas and a large interactive fountain, benches and picnic tables. Basic playground with a sand box.
Gavin Park, 10 Lewis Road, Wilton
(4.4 miles from Union Gables)
The park is a complex with well-maintained fields, courts, pavilions, a gymnasium and a playground. The playground has swings, a sandbox, and a few different playground options for kids of all ages.
Moreau Lake State Park , 605 Old Saratoga Road, Exit 17S, S. Glens Falls, NY
(15 miles North of Union Gables)
Wonderful beach, picnic areas, a playground, hiking trails, camp sites, boating and fishing. Admission to the park (during summer months) is $8 per vehicle.
Adirondack Park and Lake George
The Adirondack Park and Lake George
(28 miles North of Union Gables)
The Lake George area is loaded with events over the summer. Whether you want to see the Elvis Festival, wave flags at the Fourth of July Parade, or ride your Harley at Americade, there's something to please everyone in Lake George. Weekly summer fireworks, Summer concerts, Trolley tours, boat cruises and rentals, beaches, hiking, horseback riding and amusements parks.
The Adirondack Park is a publicly protected, elliptical area encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of Upstate New York. It is the largest park and the largest state-level protected area in the contiguous United States, and the largest National Historic Landmark.
The park covers some 6.1 million acres a land area greater than the National parks of Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier and Great Smokey Mountains combined.
A variety of trail levels for hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. The Adirondack Mountain Club publishes a complete set of guidebooks and topographic trail maps, from Short, Moderate, more difficult and high peaks trails.
Wiawaka Holiday House
(30 minute drive from Union Gables)
Wiawaka is located on one of the most beautiful properties on Lake George and
conveniently close to Lake George Village. Founded in 1903 as a retreat for women, Wiawaka today still offers a peaceful getaway.
Day Passes, Sunday - Wednesday: $15.00 per day
Season Passes - June - August: $125.00
Women only, must be 21 years of age and older.
Each Thursday evening enjoy a special dinnner and song from June 13 - August 29.