Visiting Schenectady County
Welcome to Schenectady County, a great place to work, live, raise a family, and visit over and over again! Born in the spirit of discovery, Schenectady County blazed new trails in electricity, transportation and technology. Here, the Erie Canal provided a way west, Thomas Edison found the General Electric Company, the American Locomotive Company moved our nation forward….and it is here that Schenectady County is creating new opportunities in research, technology and innovation for future trailblazers.
Few areas of the country offer better lifestyles than Schenectady County. Our architecture and landmarks highlight three centuries of community activity. Scenic farmsteads, manicured suburban communities, and bustling urban streets are just minutes from work and play. Minutes from each other are mountains and lakes, skiing and biking, theaters and museums, and restaurants and shopping. Schenectady County has it all!