A favorite spring among locals and visitors, the State Seal Fountain once again has enough water pressure! The park officially reopened the fountain on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
The fountain, located off the Avenue of Pines in Saratoga Spa State Park, was closed in October for routine maintenance. The park later announced that dry conditions meant the fountain would be closed until the spring had adequate water pressure. The park will continue to monitor water pressure at the fountain, but recent wet winter weather has recharged the spring for the time being.
The State Seal Fountain is one of several in Saratoga Spa State Park and the surrounding area, but just like some areas of the country debate about the relative merits of Coke versus Pepsi, in Saratoga Springs we like to debate over which spring has the tastiest water. Many residents would argue that the best water in Saratoga Springs comes from the State Seal Fountain, and they are eager to fill their empty water containers.
Interested in the springs and their potential health benefits? Learn more about the history of Saratoga’s spring water and why people have been coming to “take the waters” for hundreds of years!