Explore the waterfalls of Christman Sanctuary
Christman Sanctuary in Duanesburg, NY is a 120-acre preserve protected by The Nature Conservancy and open to the public year-round. While the preserve is known for the 30-foot waterfall, Bozenkill Falls, there are two miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.
Bozenkill Falls is the star waterfall attraction, but there are also many other smaller, picturesque waterfalls along the blue trail which parallels Bozenkill Creek. To get Bozenkill Falls, follow the blue trail to the junction of the yellow trail and continue on the yellow trail until you reach the falls. There is also a lean-to there for shelter.
The .8-mile blue trail loops from the parking area, along the creek, and back the parking area. The small yellow trail leads to the falls and also a memorial dedicated to Will Christman and his wife. Christman devoted his life to farming, nature writing, poetry and seeing his farm transformed into a nature sanctuary. The 1.1mile orange trail crosses the creek at a junction with the blue trail and leads out to a large field where his plantations can be found. Note that in times of high water, the creek may not be traversable.
As you explore these trails, keep an eye out for various wildlife and flora. In the Summer you’ll find the creek to be teeming with crawfish and a number of newts on the trail.
The site is a Registered National Historic Landmark listed by the New York State Historic Trust.
Waterfall Name: Bozen Kill Falls
Alternative Name(s): Drunkard’s Creek – several other falls down stream
Classification: Analysis in Progress
Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified
Waterway: Bozen Kill
Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: Christman Sanctuary
Lat/Long: 42.739256, -74.128407
Altitude (Appx Meters): 257.7
NYS Tourism Region: Capital-Saratoga
NYS Tourism: https://esd.ny.gov/industries/tourism
NYDEC Region: Capital Region/Northern Catskills
NYDEC Contact: https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/558.html
Parking: 42.743155, -74.128691
Parking Notes: …..
Trail head: 42.743090, -74.128581
Trail Notes: .4 mile
We are in the process of collecting trails via www.WikiLoc.com, which we will make available in the near future. “Analysis In Progress”, “TBD”, and empty fields denote information currently being collected.
For more information on New York State waterfalls, please visit our New York waterfall map.
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