Winter doesn’t have to be the season designated for hibernation and Netflix binging (though I would argue binge-watching is indeed a year-round sport). In fact, the chillier months tend to be the opposite in Saratoga Springs, New York. There’s a lot that happened this season, including fan-favorite events, large conventions and new businesses opening their doors. There’s also quite a lot to do in Saratoga during the snowier months like snowshoeing, ice skating, drinking delicious craft brews and, of course, shopping.

Rather than telling you how great winter is in Saratoga, we searched for the best pictures on Instagram to show you. Our list includes shots taken from locals, visitors, businesses and more. To be featured on our next photo blog, tag @discoversaratogany or use #discoversaratoga on a public Instagram profile.

Saratoga Spa State Park

I mean, can someone explain how @SaratogaDogWalkers managed to get all those dogs to sit still for a photo? But in all seriousness, Saratoga Spa State Park is THE best park to bring your dog to. There’s plenty for your furry pal to sniff and explore!

Avenue of the Pines is truly breathtaking.


Snowshoeing anyone? #snowshoeing #godblessamerica #shadows

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Who wouldn’t want this kind of backdrop when snowshoeing?

Downtown Saratoga Springs

We couldn’t resist sharing this photo in front of The Adelphi Hotel. This kid looks so pleased on his sled!


Street Moments

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Sorry Virginia, Saratoga is for lovers.

The carousel in Congress Park may be closed for the winter, but it still makes for a great photo!


Snowy days are upon us❄️ . Stock up on all your favorites! #SaratogaTeaAndHoneyCo #DiscoverSaratoga

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The snow won’t stop us from shopping! Loving this snowy shot in front of Saratoga Tea & Honey!

Winter events in Saratoga

Loving the couples caught in the crowd on Caroline Street during Saratoga Chowderfest on February 2!

These teams are playing hockey way better than I ever could have during the Saratoga Frozen Springs Classic Pond Hockey Tournament in early February.

Saratoga Beer Summit had quite the amazing turnout this year at the Saratoga Springs City Center.

Food to try in Saratoga

Well, it appears that Max London’s has a got a strong avocado game. Don’t even get me started on how delicious that bread looks, too.

If you haven’t stopped by the brand-new Flatbread Social on Henry Street, you have a lot of pizza to catch up on. What a great spot for the whole family!

Sights of Saratoga


🏇Peeking into Saratoga’s summer season, when high rolling who’s who descend...locals cheer...or flee posting track season rentals...snooping the classifieds, this brick Italianate Victorian sleeps 16, can be had for $1,750 daily, $10,500 weekly, $30,000 monthly...surely impartiality welcoming💸💰 >>> Built in 1872 by architect George Washington Ainsworth...later purchased by Skidmore College, hence dubbed “Physical Education Annex” privately owned and fully restored🏇 >>> ✨The weekend awaits...enjoy✨ . . . . #littlestoriesofmylife #walkwithlocals #northofnyc #streetsofnewyork #mydomaine #escapebrooklyn #saratogasprings #upstatenewyork #victoriamagazine #archi_ologie #houses_ofthe_world #italianate #total_houses #gglocalgems #curbed #verytandc #bitsofbuildings #architecturelove #walkwithlocals #made_in_ny #victoriancottage #prettycitynewyork #oldhousecharm #curbappeal #chasing_facades #seemycity #houseportrait #housestalker #newyorkarchitecture

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When exploring Saratoga, keep your eyes open for all the beautiful Victorian buildings and homes.

We really can’t get enough of these aerial shots of Saratoga. Especially with that winter sunset!

Weddings in Saratoga


Pop the bubbly - it's Friday! 📸: @sambufalo

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Katie O. Events shared a priceless moment from this Saratoga wedding at National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame. More bubbly, please!

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