For many of us, August is a time to start thinking about back to school and a more structured routine. However, there are few weeks of summer left to enjoy and Saratoga County offers no shortage of fun activities! Before you tackle your school supply list, check out our list of the top ten things to do before summer ends and before school starts!
We still have about a month of races left! Be sure to check our our Saratoga Race Course Family Guide before you go for some family friendly tips!
2. Spend a Day at the Beach!
Go to Moreau State Park for a day at the beach, see SaratogaMama’s Park and Recreation Guide for more information.
A must-do Saratoga summer activity is to attend a polo match. Check out our Mama Guide to Polo with the details and an overview of what to expect!
4. Have a BBQ
Try one of the Easy Summer Dinners from Jodi Fitz, Grilled Pizza is a new favorite at our house!
5. Try a new Indoor Play Place on a Rainy day
It’s always good to have some indoor activities as backup plans in case the weather doesn’t cooperate! Our Indoor Recreation Guide has the details on all the fun indoor places to visit in Saratoga County.
6. Visit Hoffman’s Playland
Hoffman’s Playland will be closing for good on September 14th, 2014 so you have a few more weeks to get in on the action. Hoffman’s is the perfect mini theme park for the under 8 crowd. No admission charged, just pay for the rides you want! We also enjoyed Magic Forest in Lake George.
7. Take a Hike or Explore a Park
You can find some easy family trails in the Spring 2013 Issue of SaratogaMama Magazine, or read about Colleen’s hike on the Western Ridge Trail. We have so many great parks in our area! Pick a new one from our Park and Recreation Guide to try out!
8. Find a New Game to Play in the Yard
Find some games that use materials you probably already have in your garage in the Summer 2014 Issue of SaratogaMama Magazine.
9. Visit a Museum
We have many options for Museums in our area, take a day to explore, CMOST, Adirondack Museum, MiSci, World Awareness Children’s Museum or NYS Museum and don’t forget the Children’s Museum of Saratoga has many fun programs for kids!
10. Go to a Concert
Clifton Park, Ballston Spa and Saratoga each have a free concert series throughout the summer. See our Events Calendar for specific dates, times and performers.