Local area and geology
Schenectady is a small city in upstate New York, U.S.A. It is one of the four sizable municipalities in the Capitol District that also includes Troy, Saratoga Springs, and Albany, the state capitol.
Schenectady lies next to the Mohawk River, on the Erie Canal. To the west, north, and south are the rural Mohawk River Valley, Adirondack Mountains, and the Catskill Mountains, respectively.
Albany and Troy are 10 miles to the east on the Hudson River, and Saratoga Springs is 15 miles north. Beyond the Hudson River are the Taconic, Green, and Berkshire Mountains.
Water sports, camping, hiking, bicycling, and skiing can all be done in and around Schenectady. The area hosts a rich history and culture, with museums, art, music, sports, and the ever enjoyable New York State politics.
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