The name Saratoga Springs, NY is synonymous with horse racing and its vibrant main street but it’s also 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 and the downtown atmosphere that welcomes them.
Here are just a few spots to go on a nice outing with your dog in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Congress Park is one of those quaint little village parks that makes for an ideal setting in all those Christmas movies you’ve ever 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 in the area.
Saratoga Springs State Park is part of the New York State parks system.
There are wooded trails on which you may walk but you’ll have just as good a time, or better, by staying on the paved walk paths and exploring. It’s a beautiful and relaxing time 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. Serene and rich in history, you can’t help but feel the presence of those whom fought on these grounds.
Downtown Saratoga Springs is a wonderful stroll for you and your dog. It’s a beautiful village to walk 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 them, there are still plenty of coffee shops where you can sit outside while drinking your latte and park your Fido by your side.