General Information about Glenville


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 – $65,967*
  • Land area – 49.2 square miles

*American Community Survey Estimate (2005-2009)


TOTAL POPULATION

 Town of Glenville (Includes Village of Scotia)Sch'dy CountyNew York State

1950

17,972142,49714,830,192

1960

25,707152,89616,782,304

1970

28,969158,38318,241,391

1980

28,519149,94617,558,165

1990

28,771149,28517,990,455

2000

28,183146,55618,976,457
201029,480154,72719,378,102

Public School Districts serving the Town of Glenville

  1. Scotia-Glenville, 518.382.1222
  2. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, 518.399.9141
  3. Niskayuna, 518.377.4666
  4. Greater Amsterdam, 518.843.5206
  5. Galway, 518.882.1033

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)

----

----

----

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

1. Indian Meadows Town Park, Droms Road

Indian Meadows Town Park

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.

Indian Meadows Town Park

2. Sanders Preserve, Sanders Road and Gower Road

Sanders Preserve

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.

Sanders Preserve

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.

Maalwyck Park

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.

Indian Kill Nature Preserve

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.

Lock 9 State Canal Park

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.

Collins Park

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.

Mohawk-Hudson Bike Trail

Free fishing and boat launch sites:

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

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

3. Lock 8 State Canal Park - NYS Route 103
Lock 8 State Canal Park

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

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

Empire State Aerosciences Museum

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

Green Corners Schoolhouse

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

Wolf Hollow Gorge

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

Glenville Senior Citizens Center

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
  2. Capital-Saratoga Region of New York State/I Love NY Tourism
  3. New York State Parks & Recreation
  4. New York State Education Deptartment
  5. Schenectady County
  6. Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce
  7. Hope Farm Press - The History of Schenectady County
  8. Schenectady County Public Library
  9. Daily Gazette Newspaper
  10. Times Union Newspaper
  11. Capital District Regional Planning Commission
  12. Empire State Development Corporation
  13. National Grid