What to do and see in Malta, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 2, 2017 Lashaunda Abraham

Malta is a town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The town is in the central part of the county and is south of Saratoga Springs. The population was 14,765 as of the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Malta

1. Saratoga National Historical Park

648 Route 32, Stillwater, NY 12170-1604 +1 518-664-9821
Excellent
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4.5 based on 255 reviews

Saratoga National Historical Park

Site of the historic 1777 Battles of Saratoga, which represented the first significant victory for the rebels in the American Revolution. Today, the 3,200-acre park is a popular tourism and recreation site and a wildlife conservation area.

Reviewed By agdwsu - Detroit, Michigan

The Visitor Center provided a great deal of background information that helped us to get the most out of our visit. There was an introductory film that explained the battle. Even more informative was this large light-up model of the battlefield that played a presentation showing the events and locations of the battle. The park rangers here were also helpful and showed me how I could use my phone to listen to an audio tour as we drove around the park. The Visitor Center has several picnic tables available outside, as well as an outdoor area overlooking one of the battle sites.
The loop drive had a number of different stops. At most of them, you could either get out f the car and walk around the site, or listen to the audio description while remaining in the car. This is a good option if you are short on time. Plan on the auto tour taking close to an hour without getting out of the car at all.
At separate locations, you can visit the Saratoga Monument, which provides some great views, It is 188 steps to the top, and not recommended if you are claustrophobic. Another separate location is the Victory Woods, which has a boardwalk through the woods. We visited in the summer and dealt with a large number of bugs, including ticks. We probably wouldn't go back there, simply because of the bugs and because it didn't really add anything to our experience or our understanding of the battle.

2. Saratoga Spa State Park

19 Roosevelt Dr, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-6225 +1 518-584-2535
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4.5 based on 737 reviews

Saratoga Spa State Park

This National Historic Landmark offers diverse cultural, aesthetic and recreational activities in such venues as the Lincoln mineral baths, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Spa Little Theater, National Museum of Dance and the historic Gideon Putnam Hotel.

Reviewed By pogo77 - Middlebury, Connecticut

Loved the park! We got there later than expected due to weather delay. We walked to 4 or 5 springs on the short loop. Below freezing temps but springs were flowing! Trails we easy to see with short cuts available (we were loosing daylight). We did not get to see the warming hut or any of the other buildings on site that day. Parking was free and easy. We came back for appointments at the Roosevelt Baths and Farmers Market the next day- great trip. Only thing that would make the park better would be a open gas fire pit somewhere on the grounds were people could meet and get warm.

3. Malta Drive-In Theatre

2785 Route 9, Malta, NY 12020 +1 518-587-6077
Excellent
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

Malta Drive-In Theatre

Reviewed By Diovino

What a fun and exiting experience! Pros: Easy to enter Two different viewing screens Food is priced very well Clear sound Lots of parking Tickets are inexpensive Cons: Food was a little too salty (But expected to be)

4. Glen Falls

Glen Ave, Williamsville, NY
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4.5 based on 172 reviews

Glen Falls

Reviewed By hilpup24 - Buffalo, New York

I used to live right by this park and it was a place I would go to several times a week. Like a little getaway in the middle of bustling Williamsville. Fantastic place to walk around after getting some ice cream at Sweet Jenny's.

5. Dan's Miniature Golf

14 Round Lake Rd, Ballston Lake, NY 12019-1127 +1 518-899-0131
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3.5 based on 17 reviews

Dan's Miniature Golf

Reviewed By FloridaNYSP

They have lost many of our neighbors business and now they have lost ours. The ice cream portions are small and the prices are high. A dip costs 90 cents and a small cone is $3. Take your business elsewhere and you'll be much happier. You can buy a half gallon of ice cream for the same price at Stewarts, right next door. I added a picture of my $4 ice cream, pretty sad.

6. TreePaad Fun Center

2381 Route 9, Malta, New York 12118, Mechanicville, NY 12118-3901 +1 518-289-5475
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4 based on 20 reviews

TreePaad Fun Center

Reviewed By disneyguy333 - Clifton Park, New York

After attending a birthday party here last year, I scheduled my own daughter's 5th birthday party for Treepaad and wasn't disappointed. The only change I noted was the removal of the Ticket Blaster for the birthday child after the food and cake. It was replaced by a huge inflatable chair that the party kids all climb on for pictures. They also added a Prize Wheel for the birthday child to take 1 spin on. Unfortunately, the prizes are ranging from prize tickets (not more than 2-3 of those) and small prizes like free drinks or free food. My daughter got a free slurpee.I was hoping for more spins or better prizes, but neither were available. That was the only negative thing of the day, everything else went off without a hitch and our party coach (Kaitlyn) was fantastic.

7. Shmaltz Brewing Company

6 Fairchild Sq, Clifton Park, NY 12065-1254 +1 518-406-5430
Excellent
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Shmaltz Brewing Company

Reviewed By y498yates - Round Lake, New York

Honestly the only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is because there are no free samples and there is no food. The beer is pretty solid across the board but their "big beers" seldom disappoint.

8. National Bottle Museum

76 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1405 +1 518-885-7589
Excellent
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

National Bottle Museum

Reviewed By John N

A small quirky storefront museum houses bottles neatly arranged in open storage. Each storage shelf holds the type of bottle it represents (milk, jugs, prescription, liquor, perfume, etc.). Early bottle making tools are exhibited along with descriptions of the tools used. A research library is available for collectors. The second floor has glass exhibits, bottles made with radium and open space for local artists. The museum is free but for a $5 donation you will receive an orphaned bottle (mine was an ink bottle). Gary, the director, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his museum.

9. Zim Smith Bike Trail

Route 9, Round Lake, NY
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Zim Smith Bike Trail

Reviewed By Jim S - New York City, New York

This is a different sort of bike rail trail. Most rail trails are converted from old freight lines-railroads which looked for the fastest and cheapest routes between two points-a River valley with minimal elevation changes. The route selection standard means that they usually parallel major highways with the same selection criteria.
The Zim Smith trail is different. When General Electric was employing 20,000 people at relatively good wages in Schenectady, most of them did not have cars.In our short but wonderful summer here in upstate New York, everyone wants to be outside for the beautiful weather and the scenery-and for the social experience. The streetcar (a term based upon urban experience) or interurban passenger railway here was designed to be a social and natural experience in itself, and to deliver you to a social, natural, and outdoor experience at the other end. It did not hurt that the other end included both spas and horse racing at America's oldest and most beautiful horse racing venue.
The trail is almost entirely off-road, but well-paved and maintained. In most places, you cannot even hear traffic from neighboring roads, and the tree canopy makes it cool and private.Round Lake not only has its lake, but a series of beautiful classic Methodist summer camp houses (think Bethany Beach Delaware or Ocean Grove, NJ architecture-there is a reason they are called Methodists.)
We like Ballston Spa as well - a decidedly non-Methodist looking village about a mile from the end of the trail(there is a helpful sign at the end of the trail telling you how to get to downtown.) interesting small restaurants for lunch or breakfast, lots of historic markers. Saratoga County fairgrounds are just up the hill-starts in mid-July.

10. Saratoga Race Course

267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3553 +1 518-584-6200
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Saratoga Race Course

This famed 350-acre racetrack features thoroughbred horseracing during its six-week season from late July through early September. Though one of the sport's premier events, the races often take second place to people-watching.

Reviewed By Rachel L - Newark, Delaware

Saratoga is a historic and beautiful race track for Thoroughbreds. It's always an enjoyable day spent at this classy track!

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