Today we went to Saratoga Spa Park in Saratoga Springs, NY. Since it is where we work daily we wanted to capture the beauty of one of the entrances of Saratoga Spa Park. Every year they create an unforgettable display of natural flowers and pumpkins this time of year.
Every day we drive by we see scores of people taking photos and videos. Families, couples, and children all with huge smiles on their faces. The people we meant were the caretakers and clearly take an enormous amount of pride in what they are doing, and it shows!
We brought along with us a DJI 2 mini drone, a DJI gimbal, and a mirrorless Sony camera. This is what we shoot and then edited to show the beauty of this location.
What is Saratoga Spa Park?
Saratoga Spa State Park is a state park located in Saratoga Springs, New York. The park is known for its natural mineral springs, which were a popular destination for visitors in the 19th century. The park features several mineral springs, including the famous Roosevelt Baths and Spa, as well as a number of hiking trails, picnic areas, and other recreational opportunities. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is also located within the park and hosts a variety of performing arts events throughout the year. The park also contains the Saratoga Automobile Museum. The park offers a variety of recreational activities such as hiking, biking, swimming, and picnicking. The park also has a beautiful Victorian-era architecture with several historic buildings and monuments. Additionally, the park also offers guided tours, educational programs, and special events throughout the year.
Saratoga Spa Park History
Saratoga Spa State Park has a rich history that dates back to the 19th century. The park’s natural mineral springs were a popular destination for visitors seeking the therapeutic benefits of the mineral-rich waters. In the early 1800s, the springs were developed into a spa resort, and by the mid-19th century, Saratoga Springs had become one of the most popular health resorts in the United States.
During this time, the park’s mineral springs were considered to have medicinal properties and were used to treat a variety of ailments. The park’s bathhouses and spa facilities were also built during this period, and many of these buildings still stand today and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In the early 20th century, the popularity of the spa industry began to decline, and the park fell into disrepair. In the 1930s, the park was acquired by the state of New York and was developed into a state park. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center was also built within the park during this time and has since become one of the premier performing arts venues in the region.
Today, Saratoga Spa State Park continues to be a popular destination for visitors seeking to experience the park’s natural beauty and rich history. The park offers a variety of recreational activities, as well as educational programs and special events throughout the year. The park is also home to the Saratoga Automobile Museum which has a collection of over 90 vehicles.