Category Archives: Saratoga County

Lester Park Stromatolites, Saratoga Springs

Once a tourist attraction, now a lonesome roadside ghost town. Lester Park [Lester Park Road Saratoga Springs, NY] showcases ancient fossils, 490 million year-old from the Cambrian Period called stromatolites. These layered rocks were made by blue-green algae on a … Continue reading

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Harvest & Hearth, Saratoga Springs

Backdrop: the setting sun sinking under Fish Creek and the smell of the wood fired stove. Harvest & Hearth [251 Co Rd 67, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866] is the perfect mix between cozy-country and classy-chic. If you sit in the … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Upstate NY: Bennington, Saratoga, Ticonderoga

Bennington Battlefield [Intersection of Route 67 + Caretaker’s Road, Walloomsac, NY 12090] The battle between forces of British General Burgoyne and militiamen under American General Stark clashed in Walloomsac NY in August of 1777. The British intended to gain American … Continue reading

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Stark’s Knob and Hudson Crossing Park, Schuylerville

Two parcels filled with history and nature within a few minutes drive from one another make for a great few hours of adventure. Stark’s Knob Historical Lookout, Starks Knob Rd, Schuylerville, NY 12871 The park is tiny, but really packs … Continue reading

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Esperanto, Saratoga Springs

How I have lived in the Capital Region for almost a decade and evaded the doughboy? I’ll chalk it up to being a picky eater for the first quarter of my life, especially during the time I would have been … Continue reading

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Kayak Shak, Saratoga Springs

For years my Mom and I have talked about stand-up paddle boarding, but it never materialized. We always ended up renting a kayak instead because it was more comfortable. She came upstate to visit me for some summer fun and … Continue reading

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Comfort Kitchen, Saratoga Springs

Dangerously yummy, Comfort Kitchen 454 Broadway [Saratoga Springs, NY 12866] is hidden away in the Saratoga Marketplace, a fancy little mall on the downtown main drag. Even before you enter, if you’re a reader you’ll find out that this restaurant … Continue reading

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