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Empire State Capital Volkssporters


28th Year-Round Event

11/6km Volkswalk

AVA Event  108638 #18/169

Jan 1- Dec 31, 2018
Special Programs

                  Food for Thought

Ice Cream Parlors
             Make a Wish - Water Fountains
Points of Reference
                State Street Sashay       Take a Walk in a City Park
Treasure Hunt
Underground Railroad
US Post Offices
Walk the USA - Street by Street
Walking the Path of Invention

Canfield Casino - Congress Park

Welcome To Saratoga Springs, NY

Starting Point:
Four Seasons Natural Foods  - face
120 Henry St. 
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Hours:  Daily 8:00AM-8:00PM;  (closed on New Year's Day)
                        Call ahead to verify hours.

Course Description: The trail is rated 1A and follows streets and sidewalks of the city of Historic Saratoga Springs,
passing many Victorian homes & shop fronts, past world-famous mineral springs, the 19th-century Canfield Casino & Italian Gardens in the city’s park,
Empire State College, past the Race Track, Casino, Skidmore College and the main streets of the city.  Suitable for wheelchairs and baby strollers.
 Some assistance may be required.
       Besides the former D&H station on the route is the form site of the The McGregor Railway:
The current home located at the corner of North Broadway and the arterial  (on the east side of North Broadway) was actually once the rail station that 
transported visitors to the Hotel Balmoral on top of Mt McGregor for weekend dancing & activities.
"Nearly all the young society folk journeyed each week to the Hotel Balmoral  via the railway, that looked so dizzily unsafe, but was very safe, to hear a
famous All Girl orchestra which played there in the brilliant season of 1890."  - Chronicles of Saratoga

Registration Fees:

$4.00 for "B" award and IVV Credit;
$3.00 for IVV Credit Only,
$2.00 for non-IVV

The B Award is the red city bar for Saratoga to attach to the header (club emblem) which is to be purchased separately. Other  "B" awards are also available.

Directions (click here for driving directions from your location)

From South: I-87 North, Exit 13. Rt 9 N into middle of Saratoga Springs  intersection of Broadway, Rt 50/US 9 & Lake Ave. (Rt 29). At Lake Ave,
Turn right, down hill to 3rd st on left- Henry St; turn left Four Seasons on right. Parking here reserved for customers only.
 Please park on adjacent city St. or parking lot on High Rock Ave., one short block away.
From North: I-87 South, Exit 15. Bear right onto Rt 50/US 9 South. Go 1.5 mi bear left onto Broadway. Follow signs to Rt 50/US 9.
At intersection of Broadway & Lake Ave., Rt 29, turn left onto Lake Ave. down hill to Henry St - 3rd street on left just past Hampton Inn.
Turn left here to Four Seasons on right



Refreshments & Restrooms: are  available at the start/finish.    Water and restroom facilities  can be found  along the route.
Refreshments may also be purchased from local businesses along the route. Walkers are encouraged to carry water during warm weather.

Smoking is prohibited in public buildings  and Parks by New York State law. Please observe this ruling.

For Additional Information, please call or E-Mail:

Laverne Stiles (518) 223-3750

Groups of six or more please contact the above.

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