Introduction to Clifton Park, New York
Clifton Park, New York, in Saratoga county, is 8 miles E of Schenectady, New York and 142 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Albany - Schenectady - Troy metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 32,995 people lived in Clifton Park.
Clifton Park History
The earliest European settlers arrived in this area towards the end of the 17th century. The area was named Cliftons Park in 1707 by Naning Harmansen, who bought land from the Shenendehowa Indians in this area. The town was formally established in 1828 from parts of the Town of Halfmoon. The name was modified to Clifton Park in 1829.
Clifton Park and nearby Attractions
- Vischer Ferry Nature Preserve
- Waterford Historical Museum
- Robert Van Patten Golf Course
- Clifton Park
- Peebles Island State Park
- Saratoga National Historical Park
Things To Do In Clifton Park
Clifton Park provides a diverse array of opportunities for recreation. The towns many parks and lakes have facilities for many different types of activities, ranging from various games and sports to picnicking. The nearby nature preserve has walking and hiking trails as well. Ski areas and museums are also nearby.
Clifton Park Transportation
Albany International is the nearest major airport.
Clifton Park Higher Education
Union College Schenectady, Siena College and Excelsior College are in the neighborhood.