SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 4th of July kicks off the official start to summer here in Saratoga and there is always something to do, just ask Rhiana Leigh of Kayak Shak in Saratoga Springs.
Leigh is the paddleboard yoga instructor at Kayak Shak. She is daughter to proprietor Beau Stallard but she also calls herself the resident artist. It’s her that painted the shack on the property.
“I’m just there making it colorful and bright,” Leigh said.
The Kayak Shak also plans to host a Water Chestnut pull on June 30. A Water Chestnut is an aquatic invasive plant that forms dense floating mats that can negatively impact the environment, economy and recreational use of the area. On July 27 the Kayak Shak will host their annual “Full-Moon Paddle” which is an evening paddle boarding session and fundraiser.
What’s her favorite thing to do in the summer?
“Coming out on the lake then going out for dinner at Harvest and Hearth afterwards is like awesome... It’s a great combo,” she added.
The Kayak Shak rents paddleboards and kayaks and is open everyday this summer from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The property also offers lakeside views and hammocks to relax in.
HARVEST AND HEARTH
Harvest and Hearth at 251-BCounty Route 67 in Saratoga Springs is located right next to The Fish Creek Marina at the Kayak Shak. Harvest and Hearth serves wood-fired pizza usingfresh,natural,organic,and local ingredients.
Brown’s Beach Resort (BRR) encompasses Dock Brown’s Tavern Lakeside Tavern and The Nest, an inn with seven guest rooms and hotel amenities, and a Saratoga favorite, Brown’s Beach.
Brown’s Beach, is one of the only the public swimming spots on the lake, open from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Children 12 years old and under are free while those 13 and over will have to pay $2. Brown’s Beach is the perfect spot for a lakeside picnic, swimming and water sports like canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding.
On July 3 Dock Brown’s Tavern will host a lobster bake on the patio beginning at 6 p.m.
BBR also has fully functioning marina with 150 boat slips, marine fuelservice,boat and snowmobile repair centers, a ship store and a boat launch.