Saratoga Lake, Saratoga Springs, New York, United States

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Saratoga Lake, Saratoga Springs, New York, United States

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Saratoga Lake is charming upstate NY

Saratoga Lake is like the teardrop of its adjoining town, Saratoga Springs. Reflecting the low hills that surround it on the southern edge of the Adirondacks, it's a peaceful, pretty enclave of Upstate New York. Saratoga Lake vacation rentals reflect the placid vibes, studding the banks with boat jetties and decks, bubbling hot tubs and hearty country décor. Whether you come here to sizzle up evening BBQs with the whole family, to go fishing on pontoons with the local outfitters, or to hop between the bustling restaurants and bars of Broadway in Springs, you're bound to fit right in.

Splashing about Saratoga Lake

It should hardly come as a surprise that it's all about getting on the water during the summer in Saratoga Lake. Fishing, kayaking, pontoon-boating, or simply dipping in the light swells of Brown's Beach are all top of the menu when the sun's a-shining. Others will prefer to kick it on the porch of their Saratoga Lake vacation rentals and simply watch the days go by – sunrise and sunset are truly wonderful moments. And then there are the more unexpected pursuits. Some tour offices offer balloon rides over the Adirondacks, while Saratoga isn't a horseracing hub for nothing.

Saratoga Lake meets Spa City

Saratoga Lake sits just on the southern side of New York's so-called Spa City – Saratoga Springs. The charming, historic Broadway there is always pulsing with life, while the Beekman Street Arts District has independent galleries and craft stores aplenty, not to mention oodles of handsome old frontispieces from the early 1900s. You can delve into the Saratoga Springs History Museum to be immersed in more local heritage after wandering the streets, or you can don the swimwear and make for the Saratoga Spa State Park – bubbling mineral baths, a golf course, and the Saratoga Race Course are all in the area.

Saratoga Lake bustles from summer to fall

When the horseracing season comes around in summer, running from July to August, Saratoga Lake vacation rentals fill up to bursting with families eager to spend a day at New York's most historic track. But it's not just the jockey showdowns that bring the crowds then, it's also the promise of warm weather for sunbathing on Brown's Beach, or boating over the lake. As an alternative, the fall in September and October can be beautiful, what with the changing tones of the woodlands around Saratoga Lake and the greater Adirondacks.

Saratoga Lake is the start of wilder New York State

Saratoga Lake marks the point where the more manicured backcountry of the Hudson Valley turns into wilder Upstate New York. The great Adirondack Mountains loom to the north, where the caves and birch woods of the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness give way to the rugged stone ridges of Hoffman Notch. To the east, just a short hop over the Vermont border, the Green Mountain National Forest takes over. A land of splashing beavers and roaming black bears, sections of the iconic Appalachian Trail lie within.