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Saratoga Winter Activities

Discover the wealth of winter activities in Saratoga NY! During the chilly months, America's favorite summer hangout becomes America’s most breathtaking winter wonderland. Abounding in spectacular beauty and winter activities, Saratoga, NY offers plenty of shimmering snow for a winter season full of fun, sightseeing and outdoor adventure.

Winter is also a great time to stay indoors and enjoy all that Saratoga has to offer. Spa City is filled with great restaurants, bars, and nightclubs that are sure to keep even the chilliest of winter nights piping HOT! You can also spend a day relaxing. The spas in Saratoga are open year round, so be sure to treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment after an eventful day in the snow!

Saratoga NY Skiing & Snowshoeing

Do you love nature? Slow things down a bit with a scenic cross country skiing or snowshoeing trip. These are wonderful ways to explore the beauty of nature while getting great exercise!

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Looking for a downhill skiing adventure near Saratoga NY? Skiing down the slopes of the Adirondacks offers a one-of-a-kind experience, and Saratoga is just a short drive (or train ride) away from many of the area’s exceptional ski resorts!

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Snow Sports & Ice Skating

When you see those snowflakes falling, you know what to do – bundle up and head outdoors! There's nothing like gliding over miles of freshly fallen snow on a speedy snowmobile. What a thrill! Snowmobiling is one of the most popular winter sports in Saratoga because the area is full of great trails and plenty of snow.

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And when is the last time you have gone ice skating? Discover how much fun it can be to spend a couple of hours practicing your skating skills! Ice skating is one of the many winter activities in Saratoga NY that's great for children and adults alike.

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More Outdoor Fun

Winter Photoshoot - Saratoga is such a beautiful place for pictures, and the winter is no exception! Grab the camera and some colorful hats and mittens, and get snapping! In no time, you will have timeless memories of winter in Saratoga artfully captured to enjoy for years to come. Our favorite spots for winter photos in Saratoga include: Downtown Saratoga Springs, Congress Park, Saratoga Spa State Park and Saratoga Lake.

Snow Hiking - Skip the skis and snowshoes, and go out hiking in your snow boots! Plan a short winter hike in Saratoga Spa State Park or nearby scenic Washington County and admire the winter landscape while getting some great exercise!

Wildlife Watching - Not all animals migrate or hibernate for the winter! You can spot many birds flying or animals scurrying about in the snow. Head to Saratoga Spa State Park and discover just how many different creatures you can spot! What to look for: chickadees, cardinals, robins, bluebirds, woodpeckers, mourning doves, blue jays and crows, and the occasional rabbits, deer and foxes.

Ice Fishing - Love to fish? Don't let the weather stop you! Ice fishing is another great winter activity in Saratoga County. Once the ice is thick enough, bundle up and plan for ice fishing all season long. Popular spots to ice fish include Saratoga Lake, Round Lake in Malta, Ballston Lake in Ballston NY and Lake Lonely in Ballston Spa.


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