RV Rental Schenectady, NY

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Thor Motor Coach Chateau 28Z
2019 Class C Motor Home

Thor Motor Coach Chateau 28Z

Sleeps 6 29.0ft
15.3 miles from Schenectady, NY
(16)
$228 /night
Jayco Redhawk 29XK
2019 Class C Motor Home

Jayco Redhawk 29XK

Sleeps 6 29.0ft
15.4 miles from Schenectady, NY
(51)
$229 /night
Jayco Redhawk 31F
2023 Class C Motor Home

Jayco Redhawk 31F

Sleeps 7 32.0ft
15.3 miles from Schenectady, NY
(6)
$269 /night
Jayco Greyhawk 31FS
2018 Class C Motor Home

Jayco Greyhawk 31FS

Sleeps 8 32.7ft
15.3 miles from Schenectady, NY
(4)
$279 /night
Thor Motor Coach Four Winds 28A
2023 Class C Motor Home

Thor Motor Coach Four Winds 28A

Sleeps 7 29.0ft
15.3 miles from Schenectady, NY
(1)
$272 /night
Coachmen RV Leprechaun 319MB Ford 450
2018 Class C Motor Home

Coachmen RV Leprechaun 319MB Ford 450

Sleeps 8 33.2ft
71.8 miles from Schenectady, NY
(28)
$225 /night
Thor Motor Coach Thor Geneva 31va
2023 Class C Motor Home

Thor Motor Coach Thor Geneva 31va

Sleeps 8 33.0ft
99.5 miles from Schenectady, NY
(10)
$253 /night
Jayco Jay Flight 32BHDS
2020 Travel Trailer

Jayco Jay Flight 32BHDS

Sleeps 9 36.0ft
25.6 miles from Schenectady, NY
New Listing New Listing
$127 /night
Grand Design Reflection 150 Series 290BH
2020 Fifth Wheel

Grand Design Reflection 150 Series 290BH

Sleeps 9 34.0ft
22.8 miles from Schenectady, NY
New Listing New Listing
$165 /night
Jayco Redhawk 31XL
2019 Class C Motor Home

Jayco Redhawk 31XL

Sleeps 8 32.0ft
81.1 miles from Schenectady, NY
(5)
$233 /night
Four Winds RV Chateau 23A
2006 Class C Motor Home

Four Winds RV Chateau 23A

Sleeps 4 25.0ft
48.8 miles from Schenectady, NY
(12)
$150 /night
Keystone RV Hideout 262BH
2021 Travel Trailer

Keystone RV Hideout 262BH

Sleeps 9 29.0ft
48.8 miles from Schenectady, NY
(5)
$140 /night
Keystone RV Montana High Country 351BH
2021 Fifth Wheel

Keystone RV Montana High Country 351BH

Sleeps 8 39.0ft
22.8 miles from Schenectady, NY
New Listing New Listing
$195 /night
Thor Motor Coach Chateau 23U
2018 Class C Motor Home

Thor Motor Coach Chateau 23U

Sleeps 6 24.0ft
81.1 miles from Schenectady, NY
(4)
$180 /night
Coleman coleman lantern 17b
2022 Travel Trailer

Coleman coleman lantern 17b

Sleeps 5 21.42ft
88.3 miles from Schenectady, NY
(12)
$132 /night
Jayco Jay Flight 26BH
2018 Travel Trailer

Jayco Jay Flight 26BH

Sleeps 8 29.0ft
25.6 miles from Schenectady, NY
New Listing New Listing
$129 /night
Keystone RV Bullet 272BHS
2018 Travel Trailer

Keystone RV Bullet 272BHS

Sleeps 9 31.0ft
25.6 miles from Schenectady, NY
New Listing New Listing
$129 /night
Forest River RV Cherokee Wolf Pup 16HE
2022 Travel Trailer

Forest River RV Cherokee Wolf Pup 16HE

Sleeps 4 22.6ft
88.9 miles from Schenectady, NY
(7)
$85 /night
Dutchmen RV Kodiak Ultimate 290RLSL
2018 Travel Trailer

Dutchmen RV Kodiak Ultimate 290RLSL

Sleeps 6 33.0ft
25.6 miles from Schenectady, NY
New Listing New Listing
$129 /night
Jayco Alante 31V
2020 Class A Motor Home

Jayco Alante 31V

Sleeps 8 32.0ft
99.5 miles from Schenectady, NY
(45)
$291 /night

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Situated just outside of Albany on the Mohawk River in Eastern New York, Schenectady is the ideal starting point for a fun RV adventure. This small town is home to roughly 67,000 residents and was settled in the 1620s. Before the Dutch settlers set up camp, however, the Mohawk tribe dominated the area. Both the Dutch and Mohawk benefited from fur trading for many decades. By the time the city was incorporated in 1798, it was experiencing booming growth due to European immigrants. While the economy was originally based on agriculture and fur trading, it grew to encompass trade, transportation and manufacturing. Now Schenectady is a major renewable energy hub.

While Schenectady is a small town, it offers several notable points of interest. During your visit to the area, take time to visit the historic Proctors Theatre. Since its construction in 1926, it has hosted vaudeville, TV and movie productions. History is also on full display in the Stockdale Historic District, which is home to numerous well-preserved homes from the town's earliest days. You can learn about local history through the Schenectady County Historical Society, which operates a museum out of an 1895-built home. Union College, the Suits-Bueche Planetarium and the Schenectady Museum are also popular points of interest. 

If you want to spend time enjoying the scenic beauty and recreational opportunities that Eastern New York is known for, many nearby areas will impress you. In addition to featuring a playground, a pool and tennis courts, Central Park's Rose Garden is filled with brilliant blooms during the warm season. The Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail provides a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of these two famous rivers. At the Indian Kill Nature Preserve in nearby Glenville, you can view wildlife, wildflowers and lovely views across 100 acres. This area is popular for fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities.

Campgrounds Near Schenectady, New York

Fifty minutes southeast of Schenectady, Alps Family Campground offers a wide range of family-friendly amenities in a heavily wooded landscape. There are both pull-through and back-in RV sites available, and the nightly rate is $45. These sites provide water and electricity hookups and are also available for weekly and monthly rentals. During your stay, you can take advantage of on-site hiking trails, a video arcade, weekend hayrides, horseshoe pits, a gift shop, a softball field and numerous other amenities. 

Thompson's Lake Campground sits amidst mountains and a forest close to the Helderberg Escarpment in Thacher State Park, about 35 minutes southwest of Schenectady. The 140 sites are also close to a sandy beach on a large lake. The overnight sites are available for $19 per night for New York residents and $24 per night for non-residents. From this campground, you can enjoy all that the state park offers. This includes nature trails, interactive displays, a playground, a boat launch site and more. 

Broken Wheel Campground is conveniently located near the borders of New York, Massachusetts and Vermont, an hour and five minutes southeast of Schenectady, making it ideal for sightseeing and adventures. There are 70 campsites, and the rates start at $32 nightly or $192 weekly. At this campground, you can tour an old caboose, shop in a convenience store and enjoy good times in the rec hall. The rec hall features a fireplace, ping pong, billiards, an arcade and a library. Numerous special events are also hosted throughout the year, including community meals, dances, auctions and more.

State Parks Near Schenectady, New York

Located only 35 minutes southwest of Schenectady, Thacher State Park is a gorgeous place to spend a day or two while you are in the area. The park offers spectacular views with six miles of limestone cliffs as well as the Hudson-Mohawk Valley. The Green Mountains and the Adirondack Mountains can be seen in the distance from various vantage points. The Helderberg Escarpment flanks the park and is known for its many fossils. You can also explore the grounds by hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and more along 25 miles of nature trails.

Schodack Island State Park is 40 minutes south of Schenectady on 1,052 acres along the Hudson River's banks. As a state estuary, the park is home to numerous bird species, so it is ideal for bird-watching. Eight miles of nature trails offer river views and are suitable for biking and hiking. As you walk along the trails, you can learn about the area's history through interpretive signs. Horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, a boat launch and picnic tables are also available for you to use.

Moreau Lake State Park spans 6,250 acres in Eastern New York, 50 minutes north of Schenectady. While visitors make full use of the sandy beach and lake for swimming, boating and fishing, a trek up to the pavilion offers views of the lake and wooded grounds. This pavilion also contains a museum, a nature center and concessions. You can also spot the abundant wildlife in the area by hiking and biking along the 20 miles of trails. Moreau Lake State Park is popular for winter recreational activities as well, including ice-fishing, skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

National Sites Near Schenectady, New York

Forty-five minutes northeast of Schenectady, Saratoga National Historic Park marks the site of an epic battle between American and British forces in the Revolutionary War. This battle was historically significant as the first time that the British military surrendered. In addition to being home to the Saratoga Battlefield, this historic site offers tours of the Philip Schuyler House, which is the preserved home of an American general. To further immerse yourself in the area's rich history, stroll through Victory Woods at the site where the British Army made its last stand. You can visit the park's attractions on foot via the Wilkinson Trail or by car along Tour Road.

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, 50 minutes south of Schenectady, is the preserved home where President Van Buren lived after leaving the White House. This home, known as Lindenwald, can be explored through a guided tour. During the tour, you can learn about Van Buren's past as a farmer, his political life and his family. You can also take a self-guided tour across the grounds on a 0.75-mile loop. Tours and exploring the grounds are free activities.

Also 50 minutes south of Schenectady, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site is the location of this influential artist's former home. Cole initially gained prominence as an environmentalist and a talented artist, but he is most well known for launching the United States' first art movement. Guided tours are available by appointment and include visits to the old studio, the visitor center, the new studio, the main house and a skywalk. You can admire some of his pieces, learn more about his life, and explore period furnishings and architecture during your visit.

National Forests Near Schenectady, New York

Situated on more than 821,000 acres in Vermont, an hour and 10 minutes northeast of Schenectady, Green Mountain National Forest is a mixed forest that comprises rolling hills and mountains. The forest is home to numerous species, including ruffed grouses, beavers, wild turkeys, black bears, coyotes and more. Three notable trails are located on the grounds: the Robert Frost National Recreation Trail and parts of the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail. There are also three ski areas. Popular activities here are cycling, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and hiking. 

White Mountain National Forest covers almost 751,000 acres in New Hampshire and Maine, four hours and 40 minutes northeast of Schenectady. It is home to the Sandwich Range with many peaks reaching an elevation of more than 4,000 feet. Notably, a 100-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail passes through the forest. If you choose to hike on some of the forest's 1,200 miles of trails, you could spot porcupines, black bears, bald eagles, lynx, otters, bobcats and more.

Finger Lakes National Forest is located on 16,259 acres in southern New York in a scenic location near Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake, approximately three hours and 15 minutes southwest of Schenectady. Its 30 miles of nature trails consist of diverse terrain that includes woods, gorges, pastures and ravines. Some of its popular attractions include Thundering Falls, Kent Pond, White Rocks Cliffs, Little Rock Pond and a portion of the Appalachian Trail. Camping, alpine and cross-country skiing, fishing and other activities are available on-site.

Best National Parks Near Schenectady, NY

Established in 1916, Acadia National Park is one of the country's oldest national parks. It covers more than 49,000 acres in nearby Maine and spans across portions of the Schoodic Peninsula, Mount Desert Island, Isle au Haut and 16 small islands. Other points of interest include the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and Cadillac Mountain, which has the highest elevation in the region. When you visit the park, which is approximately seven and a half hours northeast of Schenectady, you can hike across 158 miles of nature trails, photograph 16 historic bridges and explore a large carriage system. Other activities include rock climbing, sea kayaking, boat tours, canoeing and more.

In nearby Ohio, Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a 32,572-acre natural area that is dominated by rolling hills, wetlands, talus caves, forests and ravines. This park, which is about seven hours southwest of Schenectady, is famous for being home to roughly 100 waterfalls, including the 65-foot Brandywine Falls. Among its 125 miles of hiking and biking trails is Towpath Trail. This 20-mile trail follows a portion of the Ohio and Erie Canal. Other points of interest in Cuyahoga Valley National Park are the Canal Exploration Center and the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, seven hours southwest of Schenectady, spans almost 200,000 acres on both sides of the Shenandoah River and covers a portion of the towering Blue Ridge Mountains. A scenic drive along the 115-mile Skyline Drive is a wonderful way to take in mountain and valley views. The park features a 500-mile trail system that is ideal for cycling, camping and horseback riding. Numerous waterfalls are also located in the park, including the 93-foot Overall Run Falls.

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Albany is the capital of New York and is close to the Adirondacks. Most of the dump stations (except the free one inside Albany city limits) can be found within campgrounds and RV parks and are free for registered users.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Renting an RV Near Schenectady, NY

How much does it cost to rent an RV in Schenectady, NY by trip duration?

In most areas, the price to rent a motorhome is around $200 a night and the price to rent a towable trailer is around $120 a night.

What does RVshare Protection cover with my Schenectady, NY RV rental?

RVshare's protection plan standard package covers up to $300,000 in comprehensive and collision coverage based on the value of the RV. It also includes free 24/7 roadside assistance and free towing and tire service. For more information on RVshare insurance, click here.

What do I need to know before renting an RV in Schenectady, NY?

Schenectady has plenty of freeway access to make RV driving a breeze. The city also has ample parks, bodies of water and open spaces to visit. Be sure to include time in your plans to explore the Museum of Innovation and Science, visit the Empire State Aerosciences Museum, or try some of the many hiking trails in the area.

What are the RV rental requirements in Schenectady, NY?

There is no special license needed to rent an RV, but it never hurts to check state websites. if you are unsure about traveling there and any regulations they may have, double-checking with the state will provide some peace of mind!

What are some tips for first-time RV renters in Schenectady, NY?

Renting an RV in Schenectady, NY means endless blue skies, wide open roads and beautiful river views. With all the wide open space between destinations, make sure you have a full tank of gas and plenty of food before you hit the road. You'll find plenty of RV campgrounds with showers, laundry, and other amenities. Busy season is in the summer so book early to get your spot, or visit off-season to avoid crowds.

What are the minimum age requirements for renting an RV in Schenectady, NY?

The minimum age requirement for renting an RV is 25.

What is included in my Schenectady, NY RV rental?

You should find any amenities that are included with your rental in the listing details. But it never hurts to check in with the owner before you arrive at the RV or have it delivered to ensure you have everything that is needed to have a fun and enjoyable trip!

Are there pet friendly RVs for rent in Schenectady, NY?

Looking for a pet friendly RV rental? Use the pet-friendly filter when searching on RVshare.com to find the perfect one for you!

Can I have my Schenectady, NY RV rental delivered to a specified location?

Many owners on RVshare.com offer delivery, and will even set it up for you at the campsite. Choose the 'Delivery' filter to narrow down your search results to RVs that can be brought to your home or destination. Check the listing details for any information regarding extra fees for delivery, or ask the owner if you are unsure.

Are there one way rental options from Schenectady, NY?

One way rentals can add flexibility to your trip, but there are typically costs associated with returning the RV back to the owner. Learn more about one way rental options at rvshare.com/one-way-rv-rentals.