The name Saratoga alone is synonymous with horse racing but it’s quickly becoming known for its love of dogs. The town rolls out the red carpet for our furry friends and that’s evident in the many dog related events that go on during the warm months, but also the downtown atmosphere that welcomes them.
Here are just a few spots to go on a nice dog walking outing in Saratoga Springs.
Congress Park is one of those quaint little village parks that make an ideal setting in all those Christmas movies you’ve watched. Situated in the middle of the town, the park is a miniature Eden with walk paths, plenty of grass, a carousel, and ponds. Oh, there are also the ducks. Lots of them. They roam around freely throughout the park. So if you’re walking with your dog be aware that they will add to the many distractions that most dogs deal with in parks.
Saratoga Springs State Park is part of the New York State parks system. There are some trails on which you may walk through but you’ll have just as good a time, or better, by staying on the paved walk paths and exploring. It’s a beautiful walk with your dog.
The Saratoga Battlefield is further removed from the town of Saratoga Springs, it’s closer to Schuylerville, but I include it because
I’ve taken my dogs here and it’s a great walk with an amazing vantage point.
Downtown Saratoga Springs is a short stroll for you and your dog. The town fancies itself a city, but it isn’t. Not even close. It is, however, a beautiful village to walk with your dog since the area goes out of its way to promote itself as a dog friendly destination. There are a handful of stores in which you’ll be able to take your dog and, while most others do not allow dogs, there are still plenty of coffee shops where you can sit outside while drinking your latte and park your dog by your side.
Of course, it should go without saying that your dog should be people friendly when taking him outdoors in areas where you will find it impossible to avoid others.
Here are two additional sites that should provide you with additional information regarding any upcoming events or sights you may choose to visit. Have fun.