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Indian Kill Preserve

  • 59 Hetcheltown Rd
  • Schenectady, NY 12302
  • (518) 386-2225
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  • The 100-acre Indian Kill Preserve follows the banks and bluffs of the Indian Kill. The Preserve is comprised of a number of diverse habitats including, native hardwood forest, conifer plantations, and wetlands. The Preserve is an attractive area for hiking, nature study, fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. The Preserve is also a special place for wildflowers in the spring, and a variety of fern species. Hepatica, trout lilies, trillium, cohosh, toothwort, and jack-in-the-pulpits bloom along the stream banks. Eleven species of ferns grow along the trails, emphasizing the diverse habitats of the area, moist stream banks, wetlands, cool north-facing bluffs and the dry sandy uplands. Steep slopes encountered throughout this preserve contain all the natural hazards inherent in such formations. Please keep back from the edges. For your own safety and for the protection of fragile plants and soils, please stay on the marked trails. Also beware of Poison Ivy.

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