Saratoga County, NY is the Perfect Getaway for Fall Foliage, Family Fun and Outdoor Recreation

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Vibrant colors are the backdrop for family fun this fall in Saratoga with foliage, farm adventures, agriculture and outdoor recreation.

Saratoga National Historical Park

Nestled in the Foothills of the Adirondacks, Saratoga County is painted with different hues of orange, red and yellow. Leaf peepers will enjoy long drives through rolling country sides, along lakes or canals and across the mountains breathtaking views. Peak season happens in early/mid October and can be tracked through our online foliage report.

Fall brings crispness to the air and the perfect weather for families to take part in agri-tourism. Saratoga has several local farms that host an array of events and activities for all ages. Visitors can experience corn mazes, haunted mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, farm animals, tours and more. Area orchards also have activities, such as “u-pick” apples, pumpkins and other home grown goods, plus apple cider donuts, fresh baked goods and other local products for sale.

Saratoga County is home to thousands of acres of national, state and local parks, as well as nature preserves, trails and waterways. Outdoor enthusiasts can experience fauna and flora, nature, wildlife and recreation during a visit to Saratoga. Autumn colors add to an excursion of hiking, biking, canoeing or kayaking. Plus, Saratoga’s national and state parks host regular events with learning fun through exploring during nature walks, bird watching, geocaching and more. The Saratoga National Historical Park will be celebrating the 235th Anniversary of the Battles of Saratoga, September 15-16, 2012 with a live encampment, soldiers, cavalry troops, musket and cannon fire, stories and more. The park encompasses over 3000 acres with recreational trails, historical landmarks, gift shop and museum and is best known as the place where the “turning point of the American Revolution” occurred. For more information go online to http://www.nps.gov/sara.

Autumn in Saratoga is a beautiful time to hit the links. Visitors have golfing options to suit every golfer, from the pristine links of Saratoga National to the unique landing strip at Airway Meadows. Plus, it is a golfer’s paradise with special golf getaway packages to make planning easy.

Saratoga also has a variety of special events this fall, including the Saratoga Showcase of Homes (Sept 15-30), Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl (Sept 22), Skidmore College’s Celebration Weekend (Oct 19-20), Saratoga Fall Festival (Oct 27) and the Head of the Fish Regatta (Oct 27-28).

A visit to Saratoga is economical with a number of seasonal, event and festival stay packages that include attractions, dining and special gifts. For more information on agri-tourism, outdoor recreation, golf, calendar of events, getaway package details or for a free travel guide, visitors can go online to http://www.saratoga.org or call 1-800-526-8970.

About Saratoga, New York

Saratoga’s attractions and spectacular scenery have made it a premier Northeast destination for centuries. Located approximately three hours from New York, Montreal and Boston, Saratoga features world-class horse racing, the performing arts, gaming, polo, award-winning golf courses, museums – including three National museums, a National Battlefield, Victorian architecture, great shopping, plentiful outdoor activities and so much more.

Visitor information is available online at http://www.saratoga.org or by calling 1-800-526-8970. The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce is the official Tourism Promotion Agency of Saratoga County, New York.

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