Dining at the Water’s Edge Lighthouse Restaurant

The Water’s Edge Lighthouse

Experience fine dining at the Water’s Edge Lighthouse located in Glenville, NY. Nestled along the Mohawk River, this historic site sets a romantic ambiance for your dining experience. In addition, the restaurant also hosts weddings and other large events at the Terrace at Water’s Edge. Whether you want to experience fine dining or celebrate your marriage, the Water’s End Lighthouse is a place you must visit. 

The Water’s Edge Lighthouse is open for lunch and dinner where diners can choose from a variety of delicious American food and drinks. The patio overlooking the Mohawk River is open for additional seating during the summer season, making it an even more charming dining experience.

The History

The Water’s Edge Lighthouse is the oldest existing building in Glenville, NY as its history dates back to the 1700s. The house showed elements of unique Georgian, Federalist and Greek revivalist architecture. Due to this, it was assumed that the house was built during a transitional time period in the region. It was registered in the State Historic Sites Survey and was nominated for the National Register of Historical Places.

Things to Do Around the Water’s Edge Lighthouse

Being located in the Schenectady region, there are many other things to do around the restaurant. Other main attractions in the area include the Schenectady Brewery Tour, Via Aquarium and Mountain Ridge Adventure.

The region is also known for its picturesque hiking trails, including Indian Kill Nature Preserve, Plotterkill Preserve and the Cohoes Falls.

How to Get to the Water’s Edge Lighthouse

Make sure to use the GPS to find this spot, as it might be considered hidden to some. Continue onto the NYS Thruway until reaching Exit 25. Then, take I-890 West to Erie Blvd toward GE Plant (Exit 4b). Continue by taking Erie Blvd 2.4 miles to Freemans Boat Bridge Launch in East Glenville. Then use the left two lanes to turn slightly left for 0.4 miles. Keep left to continue towards Erie Blvd and continue straight at the traffic circle to stay on Erie Blvd for 0.6miles. In 0.2 miles, continue onto Freemans Bridge Rd and in 217 feet turn right onto Freemans Boat Bridge Launch to arrive at the Water’s Edge Lighthouse.

“The food was delicious, fresh and obviously prepared by people who care about food. The service was equally professional and friendly. We highly recommend The Lighthouse if you find yourself in Schenectady or Albany.”

—Denise, TripAdvisor

Take Amtrak to The Water’s Edge Lighthouse

Experience this unforgettable attraction via Amtrak to Schenectady Station in Schenectady – Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

Where to Stay in Schenectady

Looking for a getaway opportunity? Spend the night and experience all Schenectady has to offer. Take a look at these great hotel options—some offering exclusive New York By Rail discounts!