Plotter Kill Preserve

Schenectady, New York 12308

Plotter Kill Preserve

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"A rugged gorge, three waterfalls, and the confluence of two creeks provide plenty of natural scenery to admire and explore.

Some bodies of water came into being when glaciers scooped great bowls into the earth and filled them with ice melt. Others were fingers of glacial sculpture, crevasses that became rivers at the end of the ice age. In the case of Plotter Kill, melting ice came at the landscape in a great torrent of rushing water, the sheer force of which sliced a gorge and fueled the “kill,” or creek, that we see here today. The result is a marvelous hike to three waterfalls—one 60 feet high, the others somewhat smaller—through lush, rolling terrain positively loaded with wildflowers, ferns, fascinating fungi, and tall trees."

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Trail Information

Schenectady
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.2
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Schenectady County Department of Economic Development and Planning, 107 Nott Terrace, Schaffer Heights, Ste. 303, Schenectady 12308; (518) 386-2225; www.schenectadycounty.com
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Jul 2018