What to do and see in Scotia, United States: The Best Places and Tips

April 2, 2018 Yuk Petri

Scotia is a village in Schenectady County, New York, United States, incorporated in 1904. The population was 7,729 at the 2010 census. Scotia is part of the town of Glenville, and is connected with the city of Schenectady by the Western Gateway Bridge over the Mohawk River.
Restaurants in Scotia

1. Proctor's Theater

432 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2393 +1 518-346-6204
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 505 reviews

Proctor's Theater

Reviewed By richlederer

Saw Body Guard. Excellent fantastic musical. Would go back and see it again. Proctors is a great venue. Great service, sound and lighting system. Excellent and helpful staff. highly recommend Proctors

2. Scotia Cinema

117 Mohawk Ave, Scotia, NY 12302-2247 +1 518-346-5055
Excellent
89%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 76 reviews

Scotia Cinema

Reviewed By disneyguy333 - Clifton Park, New York

As a first time visitor, I was blown away by both the low ticket prices and the amazing way this family run theater looks. Everything is neat, modern and nicely decorated. The lobby isn't huge, but it definitely is well organized with the box office located immediately as you walk in the main doors. They still give the now old fashioned ticket stubs, which is really cool also. They don't accept credit cards, but the prices are so low a small amount of cash suffices (and there is also an ATM in the lobby). The concession stand is small but has all the basics such as fresh popcorn, candy, nachos and bottled or fountain soda. Again, the prices were very, very reasonable compared to other local movie chains.
The theater itself is reminiscent of the UA and Hellman theaters of the 70's and 80's which i personally miss. There are dual staircases going up to the balcony, which is pretty large and offers more modern seats than below. The main theater has a main row of several seats with a row of 2 seats on each side. There is alot of leg room and the seats are comfortable too. If attending with a child, they have booster seats in the lobby which proved very useful .
The pre-show starts about 20 minutes or so before the main feature and is a locally produced introduction to the Scotia area. It is probably the most informative pre show i've encountered at a movie theater. It highlights the history of the theater and the village of Scotia and pretty much the entire Schenectady County area.
As an added surprise, when my daughter had eaten all of her popcorn and asked for more, I got up and figured for $2.00 i'd be more than happy to get her more. As i made my way to the concession stand I noticed other parents bringing their empty popcorn buckets and wondered why? Turns out that refills for ANY size popcorn or soda is only $1.00!! I went back and grabbed both the large and small containers and got refills for both.
I honestly, do not have 1 single negative comment about this theater. The owners are there working hard everyday to keep up the immaculate lobby and theater. As soon as the movie ended and people had begun to leave, the owner himself was out there picking up trash and spilled popcorn while other family members were busy with vacuums and trash bags. The dedication of this family is what will guarantee that the theater will be operational for many more years to come. If you haven't been here, do come and enjoy a magnificent locally owned theater unlike any other in the Capital District.

3. Peebles Island State Park

Delaware Avenue, Waterford, NY 12188 +1 518-237-8643 ext. 3295
Excellent
55%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Peebles Island State Park

Reviewed By Ru66

It was very easy 2 miles walk/hike, mostly shaded, by the water, couldn't ask for more! We saw eagles' nest but unfortunately no eagles today. Deers, even a small snake, butterflies, and other wildlife. We'll be back soon, next time plan soft a longer stay to rent kayaks.

4. Mabee Farm Historic Site

1100 Main St, Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150-9751 +1 518-887-5073
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
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Poor
9%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Mabee Farm Historic Site

Reviewed By MarthaJulia - Upstate NY

The Dutch house, barn and family cemetry are on a very historic site important to the 17th century settlement of the U.S. and NYS. The new interpretative center provides background information and there are interesting guided tours of the house and barn as well. Excellent exhibits and events are held in the center and on the grounds. Also visit the Stockade area of downtown Schenectady for more Dutch and English history and beautiful old homes. An annual fall house tour provides inside looks at these houses, many of which date back to the early 18th century.

5. Bowman Orchards

141 Sugar Hill Rd, Rexford, NY 12148-1413 +1 518-371-2042
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Bowman Orchards

Reviewed By IBJosey - Niskayuna, New York

We were looking for several kinds of apples and this place always has the best selections. Although we were a week late for the 20 ounce, they still had some but the larger ones already picked over. They make amazing caramel chocolate apples. Lot of things to chose from and home made ice cream. Things for the children to keep them busy.

6. Central Park Rose Garden

500 Iroquois Ln, Schenectady, NY 12309-6144 +1 518-382-5151
Excellent
79%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 140 reviews

Central Park Rose Garden

Reviewed By IBJosey - Niskayuna, New York

This is a hidden gem ! They keep this beautiful garden immaculate! The smells alone will keep you on a bench for the afternoon. People watching is great since many weddings stop for pictures. They keep improving this peaceful little spot every year something new seems added. Such great memories, since my husband purposed under the arch.

7. Empire State Aeroscineces Museum

250 Rudy Chase Dr, Scotia, NY 12302-7135 +1 518-466-7733
Excellent
27%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Empire State Aeroscineces Museum

Reviewed By yellowbirdVermont

This museum is set up in away that tells a story yet, gives you a look at history and artifacts of the aeorscience history. There were some amazing exhibits that you need to see for yourself. Different media was used to interest just about anyone. Even a person like myself who has little knowledge in this field of interest.

I actually got into a fighter and was amazed at all the controls. There are many planes on display in the yard. The curator, Peter, was excellent at explaining.

8. Rollarama Skating Center

2710 Hamburg St, Rotterdam, NY 12303-3703 +1 518-355-2140
Excellent
45%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Rollarama Skating Center

Beautifully updated Rollerskating rink located in the heart of the Town of Rotterdam, NY. Featuring hardwood skating surface, full concession area, free wifi throughout the building, game room, Stuff Shop, we sell skates and equipment. We do the BEST Birthday parties around! We also do private skating or non skating parties and corporate events, we offer classes for children and adults, private lessons, adult skating sessions. Rollarama is home rink for the Hellions of Troy all women Roller Derby League. The Hellions hold bouts at the rink several times per year. We have plenty of free parking.

Reviewed By Linda P - Schenectady, New York, United States

The rollarama was updated not too long ago - vibrant colors greet you as you approach. My nephew visits there frequently, meeting up with his friends and enjoying some good ole' fashion clean fun. Prepare to be mesmerized by the crowd!

9. Schenectady County Public Library

99 Clinton St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2047 +1 518-388-4500
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Schenectady County Public Library

Reviewed By Shirley D

The Schenectady Public Library is a jewel near downtown Schenectady. It is spacious and has a fantastic array of resources and services. The librarians are friendly and helpful, and the entire space is designed with the user in mind. The library also hosts several book sales throughout the year for the book aficionados in the community, and offers many community events as well.

10. I Love Lucy's Antiques

7052 Amsterdam Rd, Rout 5, Scotia, NY 12302-6443 5782144120
Excellent
100%
Good
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

I Love Lucy's Antiques

Reviewed By MILA611 - Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania

While visiting my sister in upstate NY we stumbled upon this great antique shop. There were three floors full of antique treasuries waiting for us to buy. The owner was very friendly and helpful and allowed us to browse his store at our leisure. We had a great time shopping.

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