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Christman Sanctuary - Bozenkill Falls

Christman Sanctuary – Bozenkill Falls – Delanson

Explore the waterfalls of Christman Sanctuary Christman Sanctuary is an area in Delanson protected by The Nature Conservancy. With hiking trails and several waterfalls, this area is a popular spot for solo hikers as well as families. The main waterfall here is Bozenkill Falls, a picturesque fall found in an open area that almost gives you the feeling of a theater. As mentioned, there are several other waterfalls at this location that can be found by walking the trail. Access […]


Yatesville Falls State Forest – Sprakers

Do you enjoy Amish homesteads? Well, a trip to Yatesville Falls State Forest has you covered! Yatesville Falls State Forest is located in the town of Randall, Montgomery County, NY. Along with Rural Grove State Forest, Yatesville Falls State Forest is part of an over 1,700 acre Forest Preserve. Yatesville Falls has been called Buttermilk Falls and Vroomans Falls, but it is not the only waterfall in the state forest. There are actually a couple of waterfalls located upstream and […]


Wintergreen Park – Canajoharie Falls – Canajoharie

Wintergreen Park encompasses several cascades and one really great waterfall called Canajoharie Falls! Canajoharie Falls is located inside Wintergreen Park, just outside of the town of Canajoharie, NY. Measuring at around 45′ in height, many people have found themselves in danger because of jumping from the top of the waterfall. The hike to this waterfall is about one-mile round trip, walking on a well-maintained gravel path. It consists of some up and downhill hiking, but should not be very strenuous […]


Peebles Island State Park – Buttermilk Falls – Cohoes

Buttermilk Falls is a highlight of the area, but not the only reason to visit! Peebles Island State Park is a small state owned preserve in Watervliet, NY at the convergence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. There is one large crested waterfall located on the south-eastern corner of the preserve, which can be easily accessed from the outer rim trail. The waterfall is about 15′ high and has a crest measured at about 75′. This is not as impressive […]


Plotter Kill Nature Preserve – Schenectady

Plotter Kill Nature Preserve has over a dozen waterfalls to visit! The Plotter Kill Nature Preserve is home to over a dozen very small to large waterfalls. Upper (60′) and Lower (40′) Plotter Kill Falls and Rynex Falls are the largest on the preserve and are the first waterfalls you will see on the main trail. Hiking on the preserve can be easy if the right trails are followed. Keep an eye on trail markers, though, because some of the […]

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