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Saratoga County is blessed with four beautiful seasons, including pleasant summers and autumn weather that is usually accompanied by spectacular fall foliage. Summers are warm and occasionally humid. The river valleys and mountains reduce the effects of the Northwest winter winds. As a result, winters are generally cold, but not severe. A mix of culture, past and present, makes Saratoga County the most unique and popular county in upstate New York.
Historically, the mineral springs in Ballston Spa and Saratoga Springs became the lodestar for fashionable society; the two villages vied for the title of "Queen of the Spas." Famous names from all over the United States such as Daniel Webster, Martin Van Buren, Washington Irving, Andrew Jackson and Franklin Pierce were found on hotel registers. Life was fast and money even more so.The Spas' fame continued to rise to international acclaim. The Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Rockefellers, J.P Morgan, "Diamond Jim" Brady, Lillian Russell and others added glamour to the County. With the influx of the social elite and the wealthy, horse racing was the natural development; it flourished until the name Saratoga became internatioanlly synonymous with racing.
Skidmore Collegeand other educational institutions have enriched the academic environment of the area. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center, opened in 1966, is the summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the NYC Ballet, the NYC Opera, and top performers of jazz, pop and rock music.
The countryside's historic aura is accentuated not only by the Victorian homes that flourish in Ballston Spa, Round Lake, Stillwater and Saratoga Springs, and the remembrance of the Battle of Saratoga which marke the turning point of the American Revolution, but also by the National Museums of Racing, Dance, and the National Bottle Museum. From the well-preserved Saratoga Race Track, and the beautiful Harness Track, to the mineral springs on the 2,100 acre Spa Park, residents and visitors alike can rediscover the treasures of Saratoga.