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Travel Through Schenectady Using the CDTA's Trolley Service

Trolleys are an ideal mode of transportation when you're traveling through cities, and the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) offers multiple trolley services in New York's Capital Region. Get details about their Schenectady trolley services and take advantage of them during your next visit to the area.

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2023 Schenectady Trolley Services

During three Saturdays this summer, the public will be able to enjoy free trolley transportation and free programming at various natural spaces within Schenectady, thanks to the CDTA Schenectady Nature Bus. The 2023 Schenectady Nature Bus destinations include:

Saturday, June 24th

  • River Road Park - Town of Niskayuna
  • Mabee Farm - Rotterdam Junction

Saturday, July 22nd

  • Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s Fox Preserve and Mohawk Hudson Bike Path - Town of Colonie
  • The Nature Conservancy’s Lisha Kill Natural Area – Town of Niskayuna

Saturday, August 26th

  • Collins Park – Village of Scotia
  • Sanders Preserve – Town of Glenville

The Nature Bus trolley will make six stops at popular outdoor destinations throughout Schenectady County where free programming will be offered, including guided trail walks, self-guided activities, and a forest bathing session.

Electric City Trolley

Editor's Note (2023): Please note that the CDTA's Electric City Trolley is currently on hold due to COVID-19. We will update this section when there are changes.

In past years, the Electric City Trolley has been a great way to get around downtown Schenectady because the trolley brings passengers to Mohawk Harbor, restaurants, and entertainment destinations.

For more information on these trolley services, contact the CDTA at 518.482.8822.

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