Visiting Schenectady County
For those who enjoy the arts…
|Schenectady County, centrally located between Boston, Niagara Falls, New York City, and Montreal, is home to a wealth of historical landmarks, outdoor activities, cultural attractions, exciting entertainment venues, and seemingly endless dining opportunities. There’s something for everyone here in Schenectady County!
|For the history lover…|
The Stockade District in the City of Schenectady (New York State’s oldest Historic District), and the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction are must-sees, offering an authentic glimpse into Schenectady County’s rich Colonial heritage.
Proctors is home to a beautifully restored Vaudeville-era theater and other state-of-the-art performance venues which together present the very best in entertainment for the Capital Region, including “direct-from-Broadway” touring productions. Schenectady County boasts a vibrant arts community, including galleries, shops, and museums.
For those who enjoy great food and nightlife…
Schenectady has an eclectic array of restaurants, from Italian specialties to Thai and Indian delicacies, and everything in between! Many of our restaurants also offer live music, and you can see talented local and national acts gracing their stages!
Special events happen throughout the year around the County, offering a variety of fun activities for both residents and visitors alike, including parades, music festivals, and community fairs. Please visit our Special Events page for a complete calendar of events happening in Schenectady County.
For the nature lover…
Schenectady County also boasts several attractions which highlight the county’s natural beauty. The Indian Kill and Plotter Kill Preserves offer stunning scenic vistas (including waterfalls) and recreational activities such as fishing, hunting, and cross-country skiing. The Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail traverses the length of Schenectady County, winding users through the rural beauty and urban environments of Schenectady County. Schenectady County is also home to several parks, including beautiful Central Park in the City of Schenectady and Collins Park in the Village of Scotia, as well as a year-round ice skating facility.
The links to the left will guide you through lodging, entertainment, and attractions available in Schenectady County. For tour information, please visit the official Schenectady County Tourism site at www.visitschenectady.com.