About Niskayuna

Niskayuna, situated in Schenectady County, New York, is a charming town that seamlessly blends suburban tranquility with a rich historical legacy. Nestled along the banks of the Mohawk River, Niskayuna boasts a picturesque landscape that has attracted residents and visitors alike.

The town’s name, derived from a Native American word meaning “corn fields,” reflects its agricultural roots. Over the years, Niskayuna has evolved into a vibrant community characterized by tree-lined streets and well-maintained parks. Residents

take pride in the excellent school system, with Niskayuna High School garnering acclaim for its academic achievements.

One of Niskayuna’s defining features is General Electric’s Research and Development Center, a significant hub for technological innovation. This presence has not only contributed to the town’s economic vitality but has also fostered a culture of progress and forward-thinking.

Niskayuna’s commitment to preserving its history is evident in landmarks such as the Niskayuna Reformed Church, which dates back to the 18th century. The town’s annual Niska-Day celebration further underscores its tight-knit community spirit, with festivities that bring residents together in a celebration of local culture.

In conclusion, Niskayuna, with its blend of natural beauty, educational excellence, technological innovation, and historical significance, stands as a testament to the harmonious coexistence of tradition and progress in this quaint corner of New York.

News & Events

  • Town of Niskayuna Cuts Ribbon on New Bike Hike Trail Extension

      Town Has Completed Two Extensions in 2017 and Has Three Projects Planned for 2018 Posted on: November 3, 2017 – 5:00pm Niskayuna Town Supervisor Joe Landry and Town Board Members John Della Ratta, Lisa Weber, and Bill McPartlon cut the ribbon for the new Flower Hill Multi-Use Path Connection, located at the end of […]Read More

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