Wednesday, October 22, 2014



BALLSTON SPA, NEW YORK                             Click on pictures to enlarge.

Another day of playing tourist in a local community.  I have said it before and I will say it again, some take there own areas for granted.  I hate to admit I have done this from time to time.  Although I spend a lot of time out and around in the Greater Capital District, many times it is just to hop out of the car and hop back into the car.  There is something to say about getting out and walking and looking around the community.  You see so much more than staring ahead while driving.
So, this day out and about was in Ballston Spa.  Just about 17 miles from my little bungalow, along Route 50.  Route 50 is a great drive, there is plenty of stopping and shopping along the way.  We did stop at a Dollar Tree in Glenville to check out what Halloween stuff that was left.  Getting out of the car and looking off to the left saw a pretty site through the trees.
The church steeple in the trees.  Not the greatest shot, but none the less pretty.  Surprisingly we did find a few Halloween goods.  But now off to Ballston Spa.

Strolling along Route 50 in Ballston spa.

Looking down Front Street.  There are so many great shops both on Front Street and Route 50. Antique shops, gift shops, floral shops, barber shops, salons and spas and even an independent pharmacy with a gift shop.  Restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries complete the experience.


A few of the many antiques shops along Front Street. 

A sweet quilt and fabric shop on Washington Street, there are a few more shops down Washington Street.


The Whistling Kettle one of the many eateries in Ballston Spa, this a popular tea shop cafe.  They have a second shop in Troy.

And a little Ballston Spa history too, Ballston Spa in Saratoga County has a few natural spring fountains, this one in the business district in no longer functioning but still maintained.  Along with a small town park and a walking trial at the Old Iron Spring.

And, the birth place of  Civil War Hero Abner Double Day, who is also commonly associated with the birth of baseball.

For more on Ballston Spa check out Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association..  Well another day out on the town, but for now homeward bound.  Maybe a quick stop at Dunkin Donuts to pick up some fun Halloween donuts.  Then relaxing with Celestial Seasonings pumpkin spice tea and pumpkin vanilla cream filed donut.

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