The Saratoga Traveler: Day Trips, Weekend Getaways & Hidden Gems

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March Preview

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February is winding down so I thought I'd give you a preview of what is happening in and around Saratoga in March.

March 2nd through the 4th will be the Saratoga Home and Garden Show. It's a great opportunity to see all the latest innovations for your home and garden and will be held at the City Center. Cost is $6 for adults. There will be over 120 exhibitors, door prizes and a grand prize of a 46" HDTV. So get your creative juices flowing and meet some of the top people in the field of landscaping, kitchens, baths and other home improvement professionals.

It's no secret that I love the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. It's an amazing museum and a not-to-missed destinations for anyone visiting the area. So when they have a special event I think it needs to be shared. In March they will be hosting a collection of Toulouse- Lautrec prints. The exhibit will be there from March - May so there will be plenty of time to fit it into your sight seeing itinerary. The Hyde Collection is an amazing museum with works by masters spanning centuries. The admission was by donation but will be changing to $8 for adults. Well worth it for a world class museum in your own backyard.

One of my favorite events is shaping up to look like an amazing one plus a great deal for all those foodies out there! Saratoga Restaurant week will be held on March 15th-25th with over 40 restaurants participating. You'll be able to get a 3 course meal at some of the best restaurants in the area for only $20.12! It's the perfect time to visit an old favorite or to try something completely different. A list of restaurants and menus will be coming soon.

Weekend Wrap Up

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The weather is getting nicer, although Winter isn't over yet. So why not take advantage of the nice weather and plan a day trip? Need some suggestions?
For Museums:
Hyde Collection in Glens Falls
Cooperstown NY - Baseball Hall of Fame
Adirondack Museum

For Sports:
Lake Placid
Skiing at Whiteface, West Mountain or Lake Placid

For History:
Saratoga Battlefield
West Point

For Shopping:
Lake George Outlets
Manchester (VT) Outlets
Sharon Springs

For Amazing Scenery
Poughkeepsie - Hudson River Bridge Walk
Saratoga North Creek Railroad
Drive along the Schoharie Valley

For Small Town Charm
Indian Lake
Sharon Springs
Glens Falls

Those are just a few suggestions. There are tons more things to do and places to go with a day's drive. In the next few weeks I'll be highlighting more.

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Cooperstown is having their Winter Carnival. Even though it's suppose to snow (an inch or 2), it would the perfect day trip. The weather should clear up on Saturday and Cooperstown is only about an hour from Saratoga. Among the things to do... how about meeting a couple of celebrities? The Fabulous Beekman Boys (from Sharon Springs) will be there selling their goat cheese and selling and signing their new cookbook!

Cooperstown also offers tons to do in and around town, of course the main attraction is the Baseball Hall of Fame.

So check it out an tell Brent and Josh I said HI!

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Kim Bernard

Moved to Saratoga from St Louis MO (home of The Gateway Arch, Baseball Cardinals and of course Anheuser-Busch) with my family for my husband's job. In the last 2 1/2 years we've had the opportunity to explore and discover day trips, hidden gems, along with some of the most beautiful, historic, interesting and curious places in New England. So come with me and look through a Midwesterner's eyes at Saratoga and beyond. I hope you enjoy your adventures and feel free to share yours and together we can feed our travel bug!