Welcome to the Town of Esperance


Esperance Food Pantry

Food Pantry is open by appointment (located at Esperance Methodist Church, Main St. Esperance), for more information contact Wendy 518-895-2670

Schoharie Recovery Volunteer Center

Serving the Schoharie Central School District Residents.
(Schoharie, Esperance, Sloansville and Central Bridge).
Need help or want to help
Please call
(518) 390-8529 or 390-8826

Other Important Links

Comprehensive Planning Report

2007 Survey Results
Survey Summary
Survey Results

To Report:
* Dead Wildlife Animal for Removal

* Pot Hole Reporting

* Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®

* Star Program
  -FAQ- School Property Tax Exemption

Schoharie Creek updates:

Flood Evacuation sign
** More Emergency Info for Schoharie County **

* NY Alert
   * USGS
   * NOAA.gov

Areas of Interest and Events

Esperance Museum * Duanseburg Area Community Center
* George Landis Arboretum * Fishing Access * Esperance Historical Society * Schoharie River Center (SRC)

Post Your Event or Area of Interest

Esperance Museum & Historical Society

Esperance Museum

The Esperance Historical Museum is devoted to the presentation of items, exhibits, and displays intended to illustrate the history of the Esperance School, the history of the Esperance area, and the historical past of rural Upstate New York.

The building which houses the museum was, for 90 years, the Esperance Village School. In 1806, General William North, who owned 256 acres in what are now Schoharie and Schenectady Counties, granted a parcel of this land to the Village of Esperance on the condition that the property be used for religious and educational purposes. This grant of land became the site of the Village School, constructed in about 1810 and was replaced by the present School in 1878.

The Esperance Historical Society was established in 1969 to preserve the Esperance Village Schoolhouse and to establish it as an historical museum. The Society is devoted to the preservation of our historical heritage so that the past can serve as a guide to the future.

The museum is open to the public free of charge from 1 - 5 P.M.each Saturday and Sunday during June, July, and August. Photography is permitted. For more information, write to the Esperance Historical Society, Esperance, N.Y. 12066 or e-mail to The Esperance Historical Society

Schoharie River Center (SRC)

The Schoharie River Center (SRC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educational and cultural programming about the Schoharie Creek and the communities which make up the Schoharie River Valley.

Formed in 1999, it is a membership organization which sponsors an Environmental Study Team as well as presents community historical and cultural programs. Located in Burtonsville, NY the Schoharie River Center is active in a variety of programs and activities such as: cross country skiing, maple syrup making, camping, canoeing, and River Watch.

For directions, see the Schoharie River Center (SRC) website.

The Duanesburg Area Community Center

The Duanesburg Area Community Center(DACC) serves people of all ages and needs from the surrounding communities by providing cultural, recreational and educational programs that promote healthy living and community spirit.

George Landis Arboretum

The George Landis Arboretum is an outdoor, living museum of plants located on a nineteenth century farm. The Arboretum features collections of labeled plants for enjoyment, casual display, critical examination, and scientific study – all within the 548-acre site that straddles Schoharie and Montgomery counties. A sample of collections includes: perennial gardens, rhododendrons and azaleas, beeches, oaks, lilacs, clematis, and dwarf conifers.

This rural garden of trees and shrubs overlooks the picturesque agricultural landscape of the Schoharie Valley. Forty acres are developed with planted trees and shrubs in a naturalistic setting. Landis is the only arboretum in the Capital Region and is open free to the public from dawn to dusk every day of the year.

Visitor guides and maps are available in the visitor shed. Trails help guide visitors through the collections and native areas. Educational programs on gardening and natural science topics for adults and children, art classes, concerts, tours and other events are offered. The gift shop, open May-December, offers unique gardening and nature related items.

The Arboretum features: the internationally recognized collection of Oaks of the Northeast; New York State’s most compete collection of native trees and shrubs; a newly reclaimed, historic Quarry Garden; more than 8 miles of hiking and walking trails; ponds; wetlands; and year-round programs for “kids” of all ages. Landis is a designated site on NYS Route 20 Bluebird Trail.

Although open to everyone, free-will donations of $5/person, $15/family helps to defray the cost of upkeep and maintenance of the Arboretum’s trails and collections,. Dogs welcomes as long as they are leashed. Free parking. Bring yourself, a friend, and sensible shoes!

Follow the signs off Route 20 in the Village of Esperance. The Arboretum is 1.5 miles from Route 20 on Lape Road. More? Call: 518.875.6935; or email: info@landisarboretum.org.

Cripplebush Creek Fishing Access

Encon sign for fishing access area

The Cripplebush Creek Fishing Access site is located on the banks of the Schoharie Creek, approximately 1.5 miles south of the hamlet of Sloansville on NYS Route 30A. The site was donated to the Town by the Iriquois Gas Pipeline Co. and is administered by the Town and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Users may access the Schoharie Creek for fishing or launching small boats or canoes on the Schohaire. There is parking provided, and there is no charge to use the facility.

Post Your Event or Area of Interest

Send an e-mail message to the Town of Esperance with the event information and a contact name, phone number, and e-mail address (if possible) at least 2 weeks in advance, or submit request form (pdf) in person or bu mail to the Town Clerk's Office. This service is available for non-profit groups ONLY and we will try to get the event listed. The Town assumes no liability for errors or omissions and is not liable for any loss caused by non-listing. For more information, contact the Town Clerk.

February 28, 2010

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