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"Emergence of the Vacation Nation" sponsored by Great Camp Sagamore

Saratoga- Glens Falls, New York Your 5 night accommodations for this program will be at the beautiful "The Inn at Saratoga" a perfect marriage of past and present and the oldest operating hotel in historic Saratoga.   

Saratoga Springs in upstate New York is our base for exploring this scenic region that includes beautiful Lake George and Glens Falls, and sophisticated Saratoga Springs. A hotbed of French and Indian and Revolutionary War activity, the area is rich in history and emerged early on as a destination for vacationers. Health seekers since the Mohawk and other Iroquois have come here to take the waters. It became a playground of the rich and later a vacation spot for America’s middle class pursuing recreation and relaxation. Learn from local experts as you experience all this and more on our exclusive Road Scholar learning adventure.

Learn how Saratoga Springs grew around its mineral springs, became a resort for the privileged and developed a horse racing culture that continues to the present day.  Guided field trips will include:

  • Saratoga Battlefield National Historical Park, the Battle of Saratoga was one of the most important battles of the entire Revolutionary War, the turning point for a rag-tag American army.  

  • Congress Park in Saratoga Springs.

  • Chapman Historical Museum, a regional museum honoring the History of Glens Falls, Queensbury and the Southern Adirondacks.

  • The Hyde Collection, housed in an American Renaissance-style mansion and a modern Edward Larrabee Barnes addition, The Hyde Collection houses an extraordinary art collection ranging from the Old Masters to the most contemporary artists of our time.

  • The historic Hudson River logging town of Glens Falls that had its share of baronial estates, now gaining fame as a center of the arts and a gateway to Adirondack Park.  

  • In Lake George, explore Fort William Henry, enjoy a scenic cruise aboard the “Queen of American Lakes" and get an inside look at a craft brewery in Lake George village.

This is a Road Scholar Course, # 21808