Saratoga is so busy in August that it's nice to avoid sometimes.  It always makes me nervous driving kids around in the car when I know there are drivers all around that may have been drinking or indulging a little too much in racetrack festivities.  I totally sound like a mama huh?  That's definitely what motherhood does to you :-) 

For this weekend, head south and hit the Round Lake Arts & Crafts festival.  It's always a really nice festival in the park in downtown Round Lake with fantastic vendors and typically a good deal of kids items.  There are plenty of shady spots in the park too.  The hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm.  I would suggest getting there early for the best chance at parking close.  There is parking near the fair, but plan to park in the Malta Mall shopping center and take the shuttle bus to the fair.  The other option, and this is an ambitious one is to take your bike from the path at Shenentaha Park in Malta.  I have no idea how long it is, but I don't think it's more than a couple miles.  Enjoy the weekend!     


08/19/2010 5:04pm

travers is next weekend (aug. 28th). nonetheless, the craft festival is always a good time and the village is a great place for a stroll!

08/19/2010 5:36pm

You are so right, Travers is next weekend! My bad. I've since changed it. Thanks so much for pointing that out. DUH!

08/19/2010 5:48pm

Haha, no worries! I think you probably have bigger things on your plate than worrying about when the Travers is!

Truthfully, since we moved out of Saratoga (and into Round Lake) I've found I avoid 'toga like the plague this time of year! Perhaps when my daughter's a bit older and will enjoy it more! In the meantime, I'll enjoy the action coming to us this weekend.

As for biking to Shenentaha, although it is only a few miles, it's mostly uphill.


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