Upstate New York is known for its great snow and plenty of winter activities to enjoy. Saratoga Springs is no exception as a true four-season destination. With snow beginning in November or December and lasting until March or April, there's plenty of time to visit and enjoy these winter activities in Saratoga Springs. Cozy up at the end of the day at our boutique Saratoga Springs hotel The Downtowner after a day of winter activities in Saratoga Springs.
This city park is home to Saratoga Performing Arts Center, several museums, and a historic spa. It's also a fantastic place to snowshoe, cross-country ski, and ice skate. With miles of groomed trails, you can tromp through the woods on snowshoes or glide on skis to see the park's natural mineral springs. Two ice rinks in the park mean you can practice your hockey skills on one and figure skating on the other. Equipment rentals for all snow sports are available in the park.
January and February bring not one, but 4 restaurants making outdoor ice bars. Visit The Mill on Round Lake every weekend in February to see their 30-foot long ice bar, with a shuffleboard made from ice. These meticulously sculpted ice bars come with live music, appetizers, music, and silent auctions. Fire pits abound to make it enjoyable to stand outdoors, while the festive spirit is always high at an ice bar.
Plan your stay during February so you can experience Winterfest. You've got to love a city that plans fabulous events for the coldest, darkest part of the season, rather than hibernating indoors. With ice bars, music, hockey tournaments, Chowderfest, and Beer Week all happening in February, you're sure to catch a part of Winterfest during your visit.