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Travel to Southern Saratoga by Rail with Amtrak

Southern Saratoga County is home to everything from shopping malls and restaurants to agriculture, including orchards, produce farms, dairy and horse farms. Outdoor recreation possibilities abound, as the region is surrounded by the historic Erie and Champlain canals, providing a unique and historic waterway experience. There are public parks, walking/bicycle trails and scenic byways.


You really can live, play and work in Southern Saratoga County!  Ballston Lake, Ballston Spa, Burnt Hills, Charlton, Clifton Park, Crescent, Halfmoon, Jonesville, Malta, Mechanicville, Milton, Rexford, Round Lake, Schuylerville, Stillwater, Vischer Ferry, Waterford and nearby Glenville offer a relaxed lifestyle and economic prosperity.

The area offers everything, from shopping malls and restaurants to orchards, produce, dairy and horse farms. Our numerous public parks have walking/bicycle trails, scenic byways, kayaking, boating and fishing. The twin towns of Clifton Park and Halfmoon and nearby Malta have great accommodations such as the Park Manor Hotel, interesting trails and historic sites. The Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway has a self-guided tour accessible by scanning QR codes at various locations or by keying in 518-649-9990 on your cell phone.

The region is surrounded on three sides by the historic Erie and Champlain canals, where you’ll find wonderful waterside events throughout the year. Ride here on Amtrak. Enjoy an overnight stay in one of the area’s hotels, and then explore at your leisure, taking in a tour on the canals or visiting one of the nearby farms.

If you seek employment, you’ll find industry giants like GE, GlobalFoundries and Momentive Performance Materials, and many small businesses offering good jobs. You’ll also find ample educational opportunities in the arts, sciences and vocational fields.

For more information or to set up your southern Saratoga County experience, click here or call 518-371-3763, or stop by the Southern Saratoga Information Center, just north of Exit 9 on I-87 (The Northway), northbound side.

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