At The Lazy Horse Equine Center & Hannanna Stables, steeds trot around the sandy footing of an indoor arena, two 60-foot round pens, and a sprawling outdoor space. During private and group lessons, instructors tailor the curriculum to individuals' experience levels, zeroing in on the basics of Western or English riding styles or expounding on advanced skills such as barrel racing or jumping. The center's staff also pioneers expeditions on nearby trails and boards horses in stalls spacious enough to accommodate their antique armoires filled with oats.:m]]
The adventurous tour guides at GO Mountain Biking! lead scenic nature-gazing rides for all skill levels as well as harrowing jaunts through rocky terrain for more experienced riders. Each client takes part in a phone interview before the tour to schedule a time and devise a game plan. Tours begin with a review of safety and technique before guests venture out into the wilderness of the Glens Falls area to enjoy the lush landscape, scope out resident wildlife, and gulp fresh, clean air without having to suck from a balloon inflated by Mother Nature.
At Whispering Pines Campsites & RV Park, your ceiling is a lush forest canopy and your living room is set up in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Seventy-five acres of pine trees surround the campsites, which are fit for both tents and RVs. In these dense forests, you can go fishing for trout in the local ponds, which are fed by a stream, or you can watch as sasquatch hide from paparazzi amid the towering trees.
You don't always have to rough it here, though. Whispering Pines has an aboveground swimming pool and volleyball nets, and you can clean up afterward in a hot shower. Many sites even have WiFi and cable TV. Additionally, downtown Saratoga Springs is only eight miles from the campgrounds; stop by here to check out its troves of museums and historic sites.
Over the course of its 100-year history, Arthur Murray Dance Centers has grown to more than 280 studios worldwide. The Saratoga Springs location is run by Safwat Gerges, a master examiner and adjudicator who has spent more than 25 years working for Arthur Murray Dance Centers. His staff includes Ricardo Sopin and Iraida Volodina, both decorated dancers who specialize in working with beginner students and, wedding specialists Asha Adamczak, Miranda Eldridge, and Tristan Reiman work with wedding couples.
The studio’s elegant, old-world hardwood floor is surrounded by exposed brick walls and floor-to-ceiling arched windows. Courses divvy students up by skill set and teach the many formal and social styles comprising ballroom, swing, Latin, and disco.