⛲ 7 Fun Facts About Saratoga Springs Mineral Springs! ⛲

⛲ Saratoga mineral springs fun fact # 1 of 7: Geology explains the mineral springs in Saratoga Springs! The Saratoga Fault is the main geologic fault running through the city and provided the break in the rock layers to allow the water trapped in them to rise to the surface as natural mineral springs!* ⛲


💦 Hathorn Spring One, located at the corner of Putnam St. and Spring St. across from the CongressPark Carousel 🎠 and near Ben & Jerry’s, spouts carbonated water with high mineral content! 💦

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*Fun fact sourced from: Saratoga Today, 8/15/19, #History of Saratoga - #Geology of the #Mineral Springs, Charlie Kuenzel ✨









⛲ Saratoga mineral springs fun fact # 2 of 7: There are 21 mineral springs in Saratoga Springs.* Can you name and locate them all?

Pictured here: Charlie Spring 🚰 located near the Hall of Springs entrance to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. 🎻🎫

Springs found in 🌲 Spa State Park:

⛲ Charlie Spring

⛲ Hathorn Spring No. 3

⛲ Geyser Spring

⛲ Polaris Spring

⛲ Geyser Island Spouter

⛲ Coesa Spouter

⛲ State Seal Spring

⛲ Ferndell Spring

⛲ Karista Spring

⛲ Hayes Well Spring

⛲ Orenda Spring

Springs found in 🎠 Congress Park:

⛲ Deer Park Spring

⛲ Columbian Spring

⛲ Congress Spring

Spring on the corner of Putnam St. and Spring St.:

⛲ Hathorn Spring One

Spring found at the 🐎 Saratoga Race Course:

⛲ Big Red Spring

Springs found along and near Highrock Ave.:

⛲ Governor Spring

⛲ Peerless Spring

⛲ High Rock Spring

⛲ Old Red Spring

Spring found at the Excelsior Ave. restored Van Raalte knitting mill (“the Mill”):

⛲ Empire Spring

*Source: Saratoga.com

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⛲ Saratoga mineral springs fun fact # 3 of 7: Saratoga Springs waters contain minerals, which are derived from very large amounts of dissolved minerals from the ancient rock 🗻 layers below! These minerals give the waters unique tastes and possible health benefits!* ⛲

💧 The island surrounding the Geyser Island Spouter in Spa State Park (pictured here) is made up of hardened minerals called tufa (pronounced, t(y)o͞ofə)!💧⛲

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*Fun fact sourced from: Saratoga Today, 8/15/19, History of Saratoga - Geology of the Mineral Springs, Charlie Kuenzel ✨









⛲ Saratoga mineral springs fun fact # 4 of 7: Saratoga Springs mineral waters are cold! They emerge from the ground at a consistent temperature of 52-54 degrees Fahrenheit year-round!* ⛲


Pictured: 💦 The Colombian Spring, found in Historic Congress Park, spouts water from Loughberry Lake, which is the City's water supply! 💧

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*Fun fact sourced from: Saratoga Today, 8/15/19, History of Saratoga - Geology of the Mineral Springs, Charlie Kuenzel ✨









⛲ Saratoga mineral springs fun fact # 5 of 7: Each mineral spring in Saratoga Springs has a special name with a story. “Deer Park Spring” in Congress Park, for example, was renamed from its original name, “Fresh Water Spring,” because once upon a time in the late 1800’s, an area of the park had an enclosed fence where tame deer were kept.*


DeerParkSpring is pictured here.

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*Fun fact source: Saratoga-springs.org











⛲ Saratoga mineral springs fun fact # 6 of 7: Many of the mineral springs in Saratoga Springs are located on the EAST side of Broadway!


The Saratoga Fault runs the length of Broadway. The break caused the west side, including Broadway, to rise and the east side to sink. This is why all the streets on the east side of Broadway such as Lake Avenue, Caroline Street, Phila and Spring Streets all go down in elevation from Broadway! They go down the face of the fault. Because of this fault, mineral springs are found on the east side of the fault.* ⛲

Pictured here: Empire Spring found at the Excelsior Ave. restored Van Raalte knitting mill (“the Mill”).

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*Fun fact sourced from: Saratoga Today, 8/15/19, History of Saratoga - Geology of the Mineral Springs, Charlie Kuenzel ✨


⛲ Saratoga mineral springs fun fact # 7 of 7: There used to be over 200 mineral springs in Saratoga Springs! Private industry’s extraction of carbon dioxide gas for use to carbonate fountain soda caused many of the original springs to go dry in the beginning of the 1900’s until state laws were passed and the Spa State Park committed to preserve and protect the springs!* ⛲

Pictured here: Polaris Spring in Saratoga Spa State Park 💦

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*Fun fact sourced from: Saratoga Today, 8/15/19, History of Saratoga - Geology of the Mineral Springs, Charlie Kuenzel ✨

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