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Plotter Kill Nature Preserve

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Great park but poorly marked trails

This was my first time to Plotterkill and I can’t wait to go back. The park is a real gem tucked... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
Guilderland, New York
Lovely hike with spectacular view of falls

Absolutely gorgeous hiking with beautiful falls. A very nice hike. I would not call the hike... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2017
Rotterdam, New York
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

This was my first time to Plotterkill and I can’t wait to go back. The park is a real gem tucked in the woods with gorgeous views. The only real problem is that the trails are not marked very well. I had a gps and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank topher2076
Reviewed August 19, 2018

A very well groomed and maintained trail system, for a county park, for a venture into a "wild" area. Three different water falls. More flow in the late spring and early summer months than later in the summer, although with the rains we've had in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tom P
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

This is a cute little hike. Not a hard one. Spring is wet. The scenery is very beautiful. Looking forward to spring to see everything come to bloom.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

There was no water what so ever it was a complete waste of my time and i never plan to go back there again

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Joey P
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Absolutely gorgeous hiking with beautiful falls. A very nice hike. I would not call the hike "easy" for those non avid hikers. My daughter who is ten hiked it just fine but we hike all the time. Plotterkill has 3 waterfalls: Upper Falls, Lower Falls,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank tiffc040607
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

I don't know how someone would go on a nature hike through the woods and expect it to be wheel chair accessible. Let's be real, you're walking through the woods, a basic google search and common sense will indicate it's not wheelchair friendly. At any...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Jane D
Reviewed August 28, 2016

I was really excited about this hike after reading reviews and tags on hiking focused sites, but this is really not a great location. Trail maintenance ranges wildly between "very well marked for this small stretch" to "completely unnavigable." I got lost at least 4...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank EtLiao
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Great place to hike along the water and view the falls. Stay on the trails in order to avoid having to call the search and rescue team.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Beeholder
Reviewed June 24, 2015

Fun easy hikes if you are in the area. A couple waterfalls, pet and family friendly. Local favorite for people of all ages.

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank ohhsweetadeline
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December 2, 2018|
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Response from Tom P | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the 1st responder. Bring plastic bags to pick up the poop and take it home to dispose of it the way you would when you walk your dog in your home neighborhood. Be a responsible owner.
August 10, 2018|
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Response from Tom P | Reviewed this property |
The falls rely on the amount of rain the area gets. Spring visits with melting snow and ice are more impressive than dry summers. I would not suggest trying to swim considering the nature of the park. There are plenty of... More
Joey P
August 11, 2017|
Response from Tom P | Reviewed this property |
See my answer about the swimming inquiry.