|Who wouldn’t want to go to college in Saratoga Springs?
A ten-minute walk from Skidmore puts you in the heart of a downtown brimming with galleries, clubs, shops (funky and major retail), coffeehouses, bistros, and great restaurants. Legendary folk club Caffè Lena, where Don McLean wrote “American Pie” and Bob Dylan performed, is a student favorite. So is Esperantos, co-founded by a Skidmore psychology prof.
Good location? Boston, New York City, and Montreal are no more than a three-hour car ride from campus. And the Adirondacks, Berkshires, and the Green Mountains, in easy striking distance, provide opportunities for rock- and mountain-climbing, white-water rafting, hiking, kayaking, downhill skiing, and mountain biking.
There’s real history here, too: famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation’s oldest and most beautiful thoroughbred race track. Arts? Culture? The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.
An incredible place to spend four years.