Benson is very rural, but boasts one of the county's largest resorts, Lapland Lake. Because this corner of the county seems to get consistent snow and because the cross country ski trails are meticulously groomed, Lapland Lake attracts visitors from around the northeast. Olavi Hirvonen, a former Olympic competitor, and his wife Ann provide a matchless Nordic experience, but their cottages, trails and waterfront are appealing in the summer and fall as well.

Town Info:

Size (Acres)53,176
Population (2010)221
Municipal Sewer/WtrNo
Internet Connection TypeSome DSL, some dial-up
Cell Phone CoverageNo
Town Tax Rate per $1,000 3.665034
School District #1Northville Central School
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Closest Medical Care

Mayfield Primary Care Center
2497 State Highway 30, Mayfield, NY 12117

Closest Hospital

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

Town Clerk

Carol Lott
(518) 863-6791

Zoning/Bldg Codes Officer

Mike Stewart
(518) 661-5261