Description - The Saratoga Capital District Travel Region offers an assortment of activities for every taste, age and ability. The area is home to New York's capital city of Albany, which is a bustling conference and entertainment mecca. History abounds with sites including the Saratoga National Historical Park, the John Brown Farm, Crown Point and much more. Visitors will find year-round outdoor activities that include ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing opportunities, swimming, fun-filled children's playgrounds, 18-hole champion golf courses and even warm mineral spring spas.
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Mine Kill State Park
- The Saratoga Capital District Travel Region offers over 10 State Parks with features that include mineral springs, waterslides, an 18-hole champion golf course and even a playground built by Saturn. The area also includes 8 State Historic Sites offering sights of where the famed abolitionist John Brown is buried, the 18th century home of Philip Schuyler, a Revolutionary War General and the Crailo area, which exemplifies life from past centuries. In addition, the region offers Broadway shows and boasts of off-Broadway prices. As home of New York's capital city, Albany offers the beautiful Empire State Plaza with over 80,000 feet of conference space and 27,000 feet of reception space at the New York State Museum. Visitors to this travel region will also find an electrifying racecourse located in the charming European-style resort town of Saratoga Springs. Nestled in the area is the Saratoga National Historical Park along with a plethora of woodlands, covered bridges and picturesque church steeples.
Recreation - Visitors looking for outdoor enjoyment in this region will find an array of activities ranging from camping, picnicking, fishing, hunting, nature and bridle trails to an assortment of winter sports.
Climate - The Saratoga Capital District Travel Region has a varied climate with average January temperatures ranging from 14 to 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 36 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. A slender parcel along the eastern state line receive the heaviest precipitation.
The Saratoga Capital District Travel Region is located in the eastern area of New York bordering Connecticut and Massachusetts on the east, The Adirondacks to the north, Central Travel Region to the west and The Catskills along with the Taconic / Hudson Valley Regions to the south.