The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is set to offer a bike tour of the historic Saratoga Spa State Park on Sunday, September 29th at 10:30 am.
Linda Harvey-Opiteck will lead a tour of the park to explore its historic development from 1910 to the present, highlighting its significant architecture and landscape.
Participants will bike along the old roads, carriage paths, and trolley lines to explore the story of Saratoga Spa State Park, including the protection of the springs, the creation of the reservation, and its development as a world-class spa. The tour starts at the early bathhouses on South Broadway, known as Lincoln Park, then travels over to the little known springs on Route 50, and down to the scenic Geyser Park area. Along the way some of the changes made in the 1960s will be discussed. The tour concludes at the complex of Beaux Arts buildings in the heart of the park.
Tickets are $15 for SSPF Members and $20 for non-members. Tour will last approximately three hours and people must bring their own bike. Those who do not have a bike can rent one through CDPHP Cycle, which has multiple locations throughout Saratoga Springs. Space is limited to 20 and reservations are recommended. The tour, sponsored by TOGA HERITAGE, meets at the National Museum of Dance, 99 South Broadway.
For more information or to make a reservation, call the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation (518) 587-5030, visit their website, or email Nicole Babie, Membership & Programs Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo of Saratoga Spa State Park provided.