Empire State Capital
in conjunction with the Hilton Garden Inn
17th Year Round Event
SARATOGA SPA PARK
January 1 - December 31, 2017
AVA Event 106314 #17/1027
Fountain in Front of Hilton Garden
Reflecting Pool Saratoga State Park
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
AVA Special Programs Qualifiers
|Cities in Song
|Honoring Our Flag
||Ice Cream Parlors
|Make a Wish - Water
||Nat'l Register of
|Points of Reference
|Trekking with the
||You'll Never Walk
With its mineral baths,
effervescent waters, performing arts center, the historic Gideon
Putnam Hotel and outstanding golf facilities, Saratoga Spa State
park is one of New York's finest.
This beautiful State Park, open year-round,
features mineral water baths in restored bath houses, natural
mineral springs and more geysers than anywhere east of the
Mississippi, interspersed with lush pine forests and classical
architecture designated as National Historic Landmarks. There are
picnic pavilions, two swimming pools, two golf courses, the
luxurious Gideon Putnam Hotel and Convention Center, three
restaurants, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the National
Museum of Dance, and much, much more.
Starting Point: Hilton
Garden Inn, 125 South Broadway (Rte 9), Saratoga Springs, New York
Ask desk clerk for "walk box."
Dawn to dusk, daily . Snowshoers will drive to their Start
Point in the Park after signing in at the Hotel.
The walk boxes for both these events are the
same : the Hilton Garden Inn
From December through March a snowshoe trail is
available, provided there is adequate snow cover.
Loops of 2.5 & 3Km are available.
The two loops together with a connector trail
you'd like to try snowshoeing but don't have equipment, the
Saratoga Park has snowshoes for hire for a half day. (Bring your own poles.) They are available in the park
Building. The park route is particularly suited for
Course Description: Rated 2, the mostly gentle terrain of the Spa State
Park offers easy walking but includes a few dirt paths and
gradual hills. The National Museum of Dance, Lincoln Bath House,
the Historic Gideon Putnam Hotel, classical architecture of the
Hall of Springs with its arched promenades, The Franklin Baths,
mineral springs and “the only spouting geyser found east of the
Mississippi,” along with the SPAC (Summer home of the NYC Ballet
& Philadelphia Orchestra), and the Saratoga
Automobile Museum (all interspersed with tall pine) will be what
awaits you in this glorious setting. Complete
the trail through the beautiful “Avenue of the Pines.”
award is a light blue bar for the Saratoga Spa Park to be
attached to the Header (ESCV club emblem) which can be purchased
$3.00 for the Header, purchased separately:
for "B" award and IVV Credit
$3.00 for IVV Credit only
$2.00 for non-IVV walkers.
Directions (click here for driving directions from your
From Adirondack Northway (Rte 87), exit 13N to
Route 9, north 3.4 miles to the Hilton Garden Inn on the left.
ESCV would like to thank the staff at the
Hilton Garden Inn for their help and the use of their facility.
[ESCV Year Round/Seasonal Page]
The inn offers a breakfast buffet for purchase to the