Introduction to East Glenville, New York
East Glenville, New York, in Schenectady county, is 5 miles N of Schenectady, New York (center to center) and 149 miles N of New York, New York. The town, which is conveniently located inside the Albany - Schenectady - Troy metropolitan area, has an estimated population of 6,064.
East Glenville History
East Glenville, a census-designated hamlet in the Town of Glenville in Schenectady County, was incorporated in 1821. Schenectady County was included in Albany County in 1683, during a time in which a number of counties were being established in New York. In 1809, Schenectady County separated from Albany County.
East Glenville and Nearby Attractions
- Saratoga National Historical Park
- Great Escape
- Berkshire Botanical Garden
- Howe Caverns
- Children's Museum at Saratoga
- Thompson's Lake State Park
Things To Do In East Glenville
The Great Escape is an amusement park near East Glenville. Several parks in the area include Peebles Island State Park, Moreau Lake State Park, and John Boyd Thacher State Park. Activities such as horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, camping, and mountain biking are possible at Pittsfield State Forest. Historic sites near the village include Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, and the New York State Capitol.
East Glenville Transportation
Air transportation is available at Albany International Airport.
East Glenville Higher Education
Union College, Schenectady County Community College, SUNY Empire State College, and Hudson Valley Community College are locaed near East Glenville.