Wells is a pretty hamlet bisected by Lake Algonquin, an impoundment of the Sacandaga River. Because it was the most prosperous of Hamilton County's towns in the mid-1800's, its main street looks and feels like New England. The scenery, however, anchors it in the Adirondack Park. There is a public beach and paddling opportunities on the east branch of the Sacandaga.

The high school that serves Lake Pleasant and Wells is located on Rt. 30. Local businesses include Alicia C Miller Real Estate, Hamilton County Cable TV, the Over Rock Cafe, and Bureau Logging, Excavation and Construction.

Town Info:

Size (Acres)114,439
Population (2010)683
Municipal Sewer/WtrWATER
Internet Connection TypeDSL
Cell Phone CoverageYES
Town Tax Rate per $1,000 6.683200
School District #1Wells Central School
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Closest Medical Care

Speculator Primary Care Center
Route 8, Speculator, NY 12164


Closest Hospital

Nathan Littauer Hospital
99 East State Street
Gloversville, NY 12078
(518) 725-8621


Town Clerk

Mary Ellen Stofelono
(518) 924-7911


Zoning/Bldg Codes Officer

George Boudreau