Schenectady County Facilities

Indian Kill Preserve
Indian Kill Preserve Entrance on Hetcheltown Rd

Schenectady County owns several facilities within the Town of Glenville.

The County-owned Indian Kill Nature Preserve is located on Hetcheltown Road. 

The 100-acre Indian Kill Preserve follows the banks and bluffs of the Indian Kill. The Preserve is comprised of a number of diverse habitats including, native hardwood forest, conifer plantations, and wetlands. The Preserve is an attractive area for hiking, nature study, fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

The Preserve is also a special place for wildflowers in the spring, and a variety of fern species. Hepatica, trout lilies, trillium, cohosh, toothwort, and jack-in-the-pulpits bloom along the stream banks. Eleven species of ferns grow along the trails, emphasizing the diverse habitats of the area, moist stream banks, wetlands, cool north-facing bluffs and the dry sandy uplands.
Directions to the Indian Kill Preserve:

Travel north on Rte 50 to Glenridge Road. Turn right on Glenridge Road and go 1.3 miles to traffic signal at Maple Ave. Turn left and go 0.4 miles to parking lot on left at junction of Maple Avenue and Hetcheltown Road. Parking is on the left.

Ice Rink Schenectady County Recreational Facility

Since late 2000, the state-of-the-art ice rink at the Schenectady County Recreational Facility has served residents of Schenectady County and ice skating enthusiasts from the entire Capital Region.

The ice rink offers a wide range of recreational skating, ice hockey and figure skating programs for all ages. Our ice rink is the home of Schenectady Youth Hockey Association, Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa High School Hockey and numerous Adult Ice Hockey Leagues. Voted "Best Summer Cool Down" by the Times Union.

The cost for Public Skating is:

  • $5.00 General Admission
  • $3.00 for Senior Citizens
  • $3.00 for children under the age of 5.
  • Skate rentals are available at an additional $5.00 per pair.
  • Locker rooms are provided to store bags/totes and to change into ice skates. There is no changing in the lobby area.

Skate Aids:
We have buckets available for the first-time or beginning ice skaters. Stacking buckets, as bucket availability permits, allows for height adjustment. A limited number of sleds are available (allowing a skater to stand upright and hold onto two, parallel bars) and be pushed by an adult-age skater).

Handicapped/Wheelchair Ice Access:
Upon request, we have permitted wheelchair access on the ice. Those in wheelchairs must be accompanied and propelled by an adult.

Please contact the Schenectady County Recreation and Sports (ice rink) Facility for more information:

5 Tower Road
Glenville, NY 12302
(518) 384-CHIL (384-2445)