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Vital Information About the Town of Glenville
                Town of Glenville – Incorporated - January 2, 1821
                Population (2010) – 29,480
                Population Density (2010) - 599 persons/square mile
                Total Housing Units (2010) - 12,685
                Median Age of Population - (2010) - 44.2 years
                Median Household Income - $65,9671
                Land area – 49.2 square miles
                1 American Community Survey Estimate (2005-2009)


                                                                        TOTAL POPULATION


                                                                   Town of Glenville*          Sch'dy County           New York State

                                      1950                           17,972                         142,497                    14,830,192

                                      1960                           25,707                         152,896                 16,782,304

                                      1970                           28,969                            158,383                 18,241,391

                                      1980                           28,519                         149,946                 17,558,165

                                      1990                           28,771                             149,285                  17,990,455

                                       2000                           28,183                            146,556                 18,976,457

                                      2010                           29,480                            154,727           19,378,102

                                       * Includes Village of Scotia
                            


Public School Districts serving the Town of Glenville
1. Scotia-Glenville, 518.382.1222, http://www.scotiaglenvilleschools.org
2. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, 518.399.9141, http://www.bhbl.org
3. Niskayuna, 518.377.4666, http://www.niskyschools.org/
4. Greater Amsterdam, 518.843.5206, www.gasd.org
5. Galway, 518.882.1033, www.galwaycsd.org


Schenectady County Public Library
1. Glenville branch, 20 Glenridge Rd, 518.386.2243
2. Scotia branch, 14 Mohawk Ave, 518.386.2247

U.S. Post Office
1. Glenville branch, 6 Glenridge Rd, 518.384.0490
2. Scotia branch, 224 Mohawk Ave, 518.377.1297



                WEATHER INFORMATION
                                
Weather Data                                                                   
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
Avg. High (F)
30
33
42
55
68
77
Avg. Low (F)
13
15
25
36
46
55
Avg. Snowfall (inches)
15.0
15.3
12.0
2.5
0.1
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Avg. Precip. (inches)
2.2
2.1
2.6
2.7
3.3
3.0
Record High (F)
64
65
87
91
92
98
Record Low (F)
-26
-28
-16
16
29
36

July
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Avg. High (F)
82
79
71
60
47
34
Avg. Low (F)
60
58
50
40
32
20
Avg. Snowfall (inches)
----
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----
0.1
4.5
16.2
Avg. Precip. (inches)
3.1
2.9
2.9
2.6
2.8
2.9
Record High (F)
102
100
97
86
80
63
Record Low (F)
40
39
23
20
9 F
-22
* Average annual precipitation: 33.1”
* Average annual snowfall: 65.7”




Maximum/Minimum Elevations:
High point:  1,102 feet - Glenville Hill, midway between Waters Road and Weatherwax Road
Low point:     220 feet -  Mohawk River islands near the Glen Sanders Mansion


Parks and Recreation

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1. Indian Meadows Town Park, Droms Road
This 186-acre Town of Glenville Park is the Town's largest and most popular day use facility.  A number of recreational facilities are located within the park, offering a variety of year-round activities including: cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails, three skating rinks, sledding hill, tennis and basketball courts, baseball and soccer fields, park pavilion, playground, and restroom facilities.  

Large tracts of open field within the park are managed for wildlife preservation and bird habitat.


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2.  Sanders Preserve, Sanders Road and Gower Road

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This 370-acre natural preserve owned by the Town of Glenville offers hiking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding trails.  Hunting is also permitted in certain areas of the preserve, by Town permit only.  Several streams traverse the preserve, forming numerous ravines and small waterfalls.


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3.  Maalwyck Park, NYS Route 5 (Amsterdam Road)
This 56-acre riverfront Town of Glenville park provides public access to the Mohawk River, fishing at the adjacent Lock 8, and numerous high quality soccer fields.

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4.  Indian Kill Nature Preserve, Hetcheltown Road
This is a Schenectady County-owned preserve consisting of 100 acres of diverse habitats including native hardwood forest, conifer plantations, and wetlands.  The Preserve offers hiking, nature study, fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

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5.  Lock 9 State Canal Park, NYS Route 103 (Bridge Street)
This 21-acre State-owned park contains grassy areas for leisurely recreation, picnic tables, grills and docks for canoes, kayaks and rowboats.

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6.  Collins Park, Mohawk Avenue/Schonowee Avenue
This multi-use Village of Scotia park is situated at the primary entrance to the Village.  Facilities include baseball and multi-purpose fields, tennis and basketball courts, a swimming area and beach, pavilion, picnic areas, a playground and restroom facilities.  Freedom Park is located within Collins Park on the riverfront and its amphitheater hosts music programs throughout the summer and an annual fireworks display.  Quinlan Park, another portion of Collins Park located along Washington Avenue, provides a restful parking area overlooking Collins Lake, as well as fishing access.

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7.  Mohawk-Hudson Bike Trail  -  Glenville portion
Within its borders, Glenville contains a portion of the Capital District's most notable bike-hike trail.  The 1.1 mile-long Glenville portion of the trail runs from Washington Avenue in the Village of Scotia to Freemans Bridge.

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Free fishing and boat launch sites

1.  Lock 8 (for fishing only) - Lock 8 access road next to Maalwyck Park

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2.  Freemans Bridge Boat Launch - Freemans Bridge Road at the Glenville side of Freemans Bridge


3.  Lock 8 State Canal Park - NYS Route 103

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4.  Quinlan Park - Washington Avenue, on Collins Lake - fishing and cartop launch

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Bass, walleye, northern pike, pickerel, bullhead, tiger-muskie, and perch are among the many species of fish found in Glenville fishing areas along the Mohawk River.


Points of Interest

Empire State Aerosciences Museum - 130 Saratoga Rd, phone 518.377.2191, http://www.esam.org


                        
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Explore the past and present of New York State's contribution to aviation at the museum.  The museum features many indoor and outdoor displays of military and non-military aircraft.  The museum also hosts a yearly air show, with occasional visits by both the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds jet demonstration teams.


Green Corners Schoolhouse
        
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Potter Road, just east of Green
Corners Road









Glenville's connection to the past can be seen through this one room schoolhouse built circa 1825.  The schoolhouse can be toured during the summer and early fall months.


Wolf Hollow Gorge

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A natural wonder created by a geological fault, Wolf Hollow Gorge contains 100 - foot cliffs as well as many plant species found only in this area.  Wolf Hollow is also historically significant as the site of an ambush by the Mohawks on their Algonkian invaders in 1669.


Glenville Senior Citizens Center - 32 Worden Rd, phone 518.374.0734
                

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The Glenville Senior Center serves as the social, recreational, and business hub for the vaious senior programs offered by the Town of Glenville.




Other Websites of Interest

1. I Love New York/Tourism - http://www.iloveny.com/

2.      Capital-Saratoga Region of New York State/I Love NY Tourism - http://www.capital-saratoga.com/                  

3.      New York State Parks & Recreation - www.nysparks.state.ny.us                                                                                    

4.      New York State Education Deptartment - www.nysed.gov                                                                                                                                                                                          

5.      Schenectady County - www.schenectadycounty.com                   

6.      Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce - www.schenectadychamber.org                       

7.      Hope Farm Press - The History of Schenectady County - www.hopefarm.com/schenec1.htm                          

8. Schenectady County Public Library -  www.scpl.org

9.      Daily Gazette Newspaper - www.dailygazette.com

10.     Times Union Newspaper - www.timesunion.com

11.     Capital District Regional Planning Commission - www.cdrpc.org

12.     Empire State Development Corporation - www.empire.state.ny.us