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Old 07-25-2011, 11:09 AM   #1
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Going to the spa

Me and the wife going to saratoga this sunday monday never was up there any suggestions how long of a drive from long island.
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:59 PM   #2
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you don't mention where on long island you'll be leaving from so from the tapanzee bridge figure about 3hrs. plus whatever it'll take you to get to tapanzee.

straight shot up ny thruway to rte.87 northway (saratoga-montreal) exit 14- rte.9 north.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:04 PM   #3
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Going to the spa

I used to take the Taconic (for a more exciting driving experience) but watch out for the troopers and the falling rocks!

Should take you around 4-1/2 to 5 hours from "close-in" Long Island.

Other advice for a visit to the Spa? Bring plenty of green, and big appetites, and don't play a lot of chalk.


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With ongoing construction at Northway exit 14, I recommend using exit 13N, which I always use anyway. From there proceed north, on what becomes South Broadway, past PJ's Barbecue & the state park entrance, past Crescent Ave and take the NEXT right, onto Crescent STREET, opposite the Museum of Dance & Lincoln Baths. Take that to the 4 way stop sign at Jefferson. Make a left there and make the second right (after Steele St) onto Wright St, which leads to the track. From there you can opt to park in someone's yard (there will be no shortage of homeowners waving you into their yard).....pricing will increase the closer you get to the track. You can ignore them and try your luck on the street by turning right on any of the "President streets" between Jefferson & Nelson. I usually park on Jefferson "for the exercise", just a couple of blocks from where the locals start charging. If you opt for on street parking, be sure to check the signs. There is always free parking available on Jefferson. The side of the street you can park on changes each day, per the signs. It's about a 12 minute walk from St. Jefferson to the circle of lawn jockeys outside the clubhouse entrance. You can enter the grandstand at that entrance as well.

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Me and the wife going to saratoga this sunday monday never was up there any suggestions how long of a drive from long island.
So how'd ya do? Trip up ok?
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:36 PM   #6
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So how'd ya do? Trip up ok?

i'm pretty sure, since the OP was on monday, the trip is on 7/31-8/1
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i'm pretty sure, since the OP was on monday, the trip is on 7/31-8/1
phew! was worried he went to the wrong "spa"
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