Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saratoga Springs, New York and onto The Queen of American Lakes

Saratoga Springs, New York
Home of fabulous horse racing at the harness and flat tracks, world famous
mineral springs, Victorian architecture along with a fabulous performing arts
center.  The downtown is lined with a great deal of specialty shops!  Anything to do
with horses can be purchased in this town.  From key rings to gorgeous pocketbooks
and lovely hats for the Traverse's all at your fingertips in Saratoga Springs.

All things HOT at the
Saratoga Salsa & Spice Company
398 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
A Mexican night will be in the works
using all of the hot sauces, salsas and chips
purchased at this shop!  We highly recommend
you stop here while in town.  Oh, the samplings get you hooked!

We enjoyed shopping at the Pink Paddock,
a Lilly Pulitzer Via Shop.
358 Broadway, Suite 101
Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga is a great town!  There are wonderful shops, places to eat 
and let's not forget the races!  This is a horsey town for sure!

Next on our stop was the historic hotel called the Sagamore.
Situated in Bolton Landing on the shores of Lake George, it's
How lovely is that?

Tennis anyone!! The Sagamore has it all!
Golf, boating, water sports and horse drawn
carriage rides are offered at this grand hotel. 

A 1-1/2 hour trip on the Morgan
takes you all around this gorgeous lake.
Enjoy the sights and light fare as you cruise
by beautiful Adirondack style homes with
matching boathouses.  Hotel guests should
make reservations upon your arrival.  It fills up fast.

The days and nights were spectacular at   
the Sagamore overlooking Lake George.

In May of 1791, Thomas Jefferson, then Secretary of State and James Madison jogged northward up
the Hudson Valley and through Lake George on a fishing trip which they referred to as a "Botanizing Expedition."
Jefferson who always delighted in doing out of the ordinary, wrote letters to his daughters on the bark of the paper birch tree.  They are known as the"Birchbark Letters."  In the above, you will see how he extols the beauty of Lake George.

110 Sagamore Road
Bolton Landing, New York 12814

The golf course is just two miles away!
It has great views of the lake along with a
challenging course, cocktails and dinner!
Reservations are recommended for all restaurants.
Of course we'd find an ice-cream place
with a pink roof.  The Pink Roof can be found in the
town of Lake George!

1 comment:

  1. Saratoga is a great place. We have been going to the races in Saratoga for over 25 years. The race track has such charm and history and the town is beautiful.


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