The Village of Scotia is a classic upstate small community located directly on the Mohawk River in the Capital Region of New York State. Incorporated in 1904, our 1.7 square mile community boasts a population of 7,709 residents. The Village is noted for its beautiful parks and active waterfront. Residents and visitors can enjoy fishing and swimming in Collins Lake or picnicking and relaxation in Collins, Quinlan, and Freedom Parks. Our riverfront is home to the U.S. Water Ski Show Team, and river travelers are welcome to make use of our overnight docking accommodations.
Residents enjoy the Village of Scotia as a walkable community. We have our own library and post office, movie theater, several restaurants, grocery shopping, and most other services and necessities in an area easily navigated by foot. Residents also enjoy the fact that Scotia is a full service community. Our police, fire, public works, park, and clerical professionals work to maintain the safe, small town atmosphere that defines our community.
Scotia’s sense of community shines in the events we hold every year. The season starts with our annual Memorial Day Parade. Our Father’s Day Car Show has grown each year and attracts a large crowd. The summer concert series in Freedom Park presents as many as four shows each week over the summer months, and during the holidays our Holiday on the Ave. event provides a good excuse to get outside in the cold.
Whether you are a resident or just visiting, the Village of Scotia is a welcoming community of neighbors with plenty to offer.