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Cherry Plain State Park- Located 19 miles south of Grafton, Cherry Plain State Park is a wonderful day use facility offering seasonal swimming, multi-use trails, hunting, fishing, picnicking and more.
Grafton Lakes State Park- Located in the midst of several large ponds, Grafton Lakes State Park is well known for its trout fishing opportunities, numerous trails and winter recreation opportunities.
Hudson River Islands State Park- The Hudson River Islands State Park is a terrific park primarily because of its location. Access is by boat only. Facilities are concentrated on the islands of Gay's Point and Stockport Middle Ground.
John Boyd Thacher State Park- John Boyd Thacher State Park is situated along the Helderberg Escarpment, one of the richest fossil-bearing formations in the world. Beautiful views of the Hudson-Mohawk Valleys, Adirondack and Green Mountains may be seen from the park.
Max V. Shaul State Park- Max V. Shaul State Park is a small, quiet camping area with 30 wooded tent and trailer sites, hiking trails, a children's playground and several other amenities. The park is open mid-May through Columbus Day.
Mine Kill State Park- Located in the Schoharie Valley several miles southwest of Albany, Mine Kill State Park overlooks the NY Power Authority's Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Project's lower reservoir.
Moreau Lake State Park- Located at the foothills of the Palmertown Mountain Range, Moreau Lake State Park is comprised of a mixed hardwood forest overlooking the crystal clear waters of Moreau Lake. Both day use and overnight facilities are offered.
Peebles Island State Park- Peebles Island State Park is at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. It offers spectacular river views for walkers and joggers who take advantage of the miles of paths through the gently rolling and wooded landscape.
Saratoga Lake State Boat Launch- Anglers enjoy fishing Saratoga Lake for largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike and walleye. This boat launch site along SR 9P gives them access to those waters.
Saratoga National Historical Park- The American victory here over the British in 1777 was the turning point of the Revolution and one of the decisive battles in world history. Maj. General Philip Schuyler's country home and the 154-foot Saratoga monument are nearby.
Saratoga Spa State Park- Saratoga Spa State Park, listed on the National Historic Landmark, is known for its diverse cultural, aesthetic and recreational resources such as the nationally known Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the National Museum of Dance and much more.
Thompson's Lake State Park- Thompson's Lake State Park is located several miles southwest of Albany offering an array of day use amenities. A volleyball court and horseshoe pits are summertime favorites as well as boating and fishing opportunities.

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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.

Attractions - 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.

Location - 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.


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Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, 28 Clinton Street , Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866, Phone: 518-584-3255, Fax: 518-587-0318
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New York Travel Regions - The state of New York is divided into twelve travel regions. Over 170 State Parks are found throughout the state with numerous public land holdings in the Adirondacks and Catskills.

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