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Indian Kill Nature Preserve

Indian Kill Nature Preserve is a 100 acre area run by Schenectady County. It has a main trail that generally follows the Indian kill through the length of the preserve and numerous side paths, both marked and unmarked. There are a number of wooden bridges built over gullies and other trail improvements like steps/waterbars on many of the steep locations. To reach the far western point of the preserve it is necessary to cross the Indian Kill on a series of stepping stones and cross a smaller tributary.

Here is a map of the preserve obtained from Schenectady County with camera icons you can click to see some of the interesting features of the preserve and many of the trail junctions which may make navigating the preserve easier.

05/13/2011 - Stepping stones at Third Falls have washed away
09/09/2011 - All blowdowns from TS Irene have been cleared from official marked trails up to Third Falls.
09/29/2012 - One of the unmarked trails is now marked with Blue plastic trail markers. There's a new marked trail on the approach to Second Falls.
Natural Areas of Schenectady County
Schenectady County Nature Preserves
This is the bridge that crosses the old dam site
Dam Bridge
The Third Falls
The Third Falls
It's difficult to get to Second Falls from the rest of the Preserve without getting your feet wet but it's a scenic spot
Second Falls
Looking down from the top of Second Falls.
Top Of Second Falls

If you see any outdated information in this description or know of some useful information about this area, please let us know

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