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TOWN OF ESOPUS, NY
Ulster County, New York
(unless otherwise noted, all phone #s are in 845 area code)

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TOWN OF ESOPUS DETAILS:
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TOWN OF ESOPUS, NY DETAILS:



ABOUT:

The Town of Esopus consists of Connelly, Esopus, Port Ewen, Rifton, St. Remy, Sleightsburgh, Ulster Park, and West Park.

The township maintains an extensive network of parks and preserves, including a peninsula park, Esopus Meadow Preserve and the Schaupeneak Ridge Cooperative Recreational area.

There are several man-made treasures in Esopus, as well--the 1838 Esopus Lighthouse, 1835 Perrine's Bridge (a Burr-arch covered bridge open to foot traffic) and Burroughs Sanctuary and Slab Sides (the rustic cabin of the world-renown naturalist John Burroughs).

Esopus has carried on a visionary tradition by providing a new town Hall with geothermal heating and cooling. Fifty-two percent (NEVER BEGIN A SENTENCE WITH NUMERALS) of the power for the building is provided by a solar farm and its sun-tracking arrays which received the 6kC award from NYSEIA for the best ground mount photovotaic project for 2010.

Bordered by the Hudson River on the east, the Rondout Creek to the north and west, and the Wallkill River shaping its western boundary, the Town of Esopus is steeped in natural bounty and river-tradition.

Its history is traced back to the original Dutch Colony established in 1659. The name Esopus is derived from the local Native American language meaning “land of flowing water and high banks." The town began as a cluster of many small hamlets, each with a particular industry and all located at or near rail transport, waterpower, waterways or shipping ports.

In addition to light industries and transportation, the township is in the center of a fertile alluvial region where many types of fruit were grown for export. The most celebrated agricultural product from Esopus was the Esopus Spitzenburgh apple, which met with international rave. The township is still noted for its productive fruit farms--providing locally grown produce to the Ulster County area.


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TOWN oFFICES:
845-331-3709
www.esopus.com



POPULATION:
(Based on 2010 Census)
9,041


SCHOOL DISTRICTS:

Kingston City School District, Highland Central School District, New Paltz Central School District


LIBRARIES:
Town of Esopus Library (Port Ewen), 845-338-5580
www.esopuslibrary.org


REFUSE & RECYCLE:
Transfer Station, 845-384-6835,
www.esopus.com/recycling.html


Recycling Helpline: Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, 845-336-3336, www.ucrra.org


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ORGANIZATIONS & ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:


Animal Services

Clubs & Resources

Emergency Assistance & Hospitals

Esopus Business Alliance, 845-384-1650, www.esopusbusinessalliance.org

Government

Main Street "Strategic Toolbox", a program of the Ulster County Planning Board focusing on Port Ewen and Milton, http://ulstercountyny.gov/planning/mstoolbox.html


Police / Sheriff - Non-Emergency

Recreation Commission, Esopus, www.esopus.com/rec.html

Senior Services:
Area Senior Services
• Senior Citizens, Town of Esopus, Cathie Quick 845-331-7358 CQuick2121@aol.com

Sports – Youth:
• Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse: http://www.peaa.org
• Little League: http://www.esopuslittleleague.com

Transportation:
Area Transportation

Ulster BOCES Adult & Continuing Education Center, 845-331-5050, www.ulsterboces.org


Ulster County Photography Club, (at the Town of Esopus Library), 845-338-5580, www.ucphotoclub.org

Voter Registration Information




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ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS:

Visit our Events Calendar for more happenings.

Action Paintball, 365 Route 9W (Broadway), Ulster Park, 845-331-8759, www.hvactionpaintball.com

Art Galleries - Visit Ulster County Tourism's website link - www.ulstercountyalive.com/landing/history-arts-and-culture

Farms -
• Visit Ulster County Tourism's website link - www.ulstercountyalive.com/landing/farms
Pick Your Own Farms

Golf:
• Golf Courses - Visit Ulster County Tourism's website link, scroll down, drop down the "Type" menu tab, and click on Golf Courses - www.ulstercountyalive.com/landing/recreation
Miniature Golf

Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted House, Ulster Park, 845-339-2666, www.headlesshorseman.com


Ice Cream Parlors

Marinas:
Certified Marina 845-339-3060; Jeff’s Yacht Haven 845-331-9248; Rondout Yacht Basin 331-7061


Movie Theaters

Museums:
• For information on Museums and Historic Sites in Ulster County, click below link for a PDF of Ulster County Tourism's Cultural Heritage Guide brochure:
www.ulstercountyalive.com/sites/default/files/ulster-culturalheritage.pdf
• Klyne-Esopus Historical Society Museum, 845-338-8109, http://klyneesopusmuseum.us

Parks & Trails:
Area Trails and Rail Trails
Area Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Hiking, NYS Parks
Discover Town of Esopus Heritage Trails and Recreation Brochure
Black Creek Forest Preserve, 845-473-4440, www.scenichudson.org/parks/blackcreek
• Esopus Meadows Lighthouse & Lighthouse Park, 845-848-3669, www.esopusmeadowslighthouse.org
• Esopus Meadows Point Preserve & Environmental Center, 100-acre Scenic Hudson site provides views of three Greenway trails, view of the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse, environmental center for the Sloop Clearwater's Tideline Discovery Program, 845-473-4440, www.scenichudson.org/parks/esopusmeadows
• George Freer Memorial Park,
www.facebook.com/pages/George-Freer-Memorial-Park/156160041116462
• John Burroughs Slabsides & Sanctuary, West Park, 212-769-5169
,
http://research.amnh.org/burroughs/slabsides_sanct.html
• Perrine's Bridge, www.klyneesopusmuseum.org/perrinesbridge.html
• Ross Park, www.esopus.com/rec.html
• Shaupeneak Ridge Cooperative Recreation Area, 3.5 miles of trails thruogh 561-acres of wildlife conservation, 845-473-4440, www.scenichudson.org/parks/shaupeneakridge

Sleightsburgh Park, Port Ewen,www.scenichudson.org/parks/sleightsburgh
Sojourner Truth Freedom Trail, take the 11-mile route of Truth's escape from slavery, 845-257-3681, www.newpaltz.edu/sojourner_truth

Ski Centers

Swimming

Theater & & Performing Arts

Wood 'N Wheel Family Fun Center, Ulster Park, Roller Skating, Laser Tag, Rock Wall, Bumper Cars, Bungee Trampoline, Gyroscope, 845-331-9680, www.woodnwheel.com


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SHOPS, BUSINESSES & SERVICES:


Hudson Valley Sunrooms
/
Four Seasons Sunrooms
www.hudsonvalleysunrooms.com
Two convenient locations:
845-339-1787. Rt. 9W, Kingston/Port Ewen.
845-838-1235. Beacon.
Hours: M-Sat. 9am-5pm.
• We've been your local Four Seasons Sunrooms franchise since 1984! A glass room addition adds light and space to any room in your home...every day of the year! Sunrooms, Conservatories, Replacement Windows & Doors, Retractable Awnings + more. Free in-home estimate! Come visit our Design Center located just south of Kingston on Route 9W!




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