Saratoga and How to See It eBook

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Is a mile beyond the Lake House, and one hundred and eighty feet above the level of the lake.  A charming view is afforded.  Immediately below, the lake presents a mirrored surface of several square miles, while the meadows and table lands on its western shore may be traced with all their simple beauty until they merge into the Kayaderosseras range of mountains.

Wagman’s Hill,

Which is about three miles beyond, affords a still more extended view. 
This hill is two hundred and forty feet above the lake.

Hagerty Hill,

Six miles north of the village, toward Luzerne, brings to view a fine landscape.

But the most extended view and the boldest landscape may be seen from

Wearing Hill,

On the Mount Pleasant road, and about fifteen miles from Saratoga Springs.  Saratoga, Ballston, Schenectady, Waterford, Mechanicville, Schuylerville, Saratoga Lake, Round Lake, etc., by the aid of a glass, can all be discerned from this hill.

Lake Lovely

Is the euphonious name of an interesting little sheet of water not far from the village on the Boulevard to Saratoga Lake.  Though not of very great extent, it has many points of considerable attraction, one of which is a glen on the eastern bank of the lake, which forms an echo, said to be almost as distinct and powerful as the celebrated one in the ruined bastion of the old French fortress at Crown Point.

Stiles’ Hill,

An interesting locality, revealing a varied landscape, along the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, may be reached in a drive of a few miles along the base of the Palmerton Mountain.

Corinth Falls,

A bold cataract in the Upper Hudson, is some fifteen miles from
Saratoga, and a mile from Jessup’s Landing, on the Adirondack Railway.


A charming hamlet at the confluence of the Hudson and Sacandaga, is twenty miles from Saratoga.  It may be reached by a carriage road or the Adirondack Railway.  Lake Luzerne, a beautiful sheet of water, on the shore of which the village is situated, affords excellent opportunities for fishing and boating.  There are two excellent hotels—­Rockwell’s and the Wayside.  The latter has numerous cottages attached for summer residents.  It is owned by B.C.  Butler, Esq., well known as the author of an interesting History of Lake George and Lake Champlain, and other works.

Lake George

Is about thirty miles from Saratoga by carriage road.  The Adirondack Railway, and a stage ride of nine miles, is the pleasantest and most convenient route.  Travelers can return the same day, if necessary.

There are other and shorter drives in Saratoga, which are very attractive.  SPRING AVENUE, leading to the Excelsior and Sulphur springs and returning by Lake Avenue, is being laid out and will make a beautiful drive.

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