The Bozen Kill Preserve offers easy stream side walks to small waterfalls and a longer trail system for those looking for a more moderate walk in the woods. The preserve is located at the base of the Bozen Kill Ravine where MHLC protects an additional 400 acres. Many species of wildlife can be seen at the preserve on their way to and from this deeper wilderness area. The preserve offers places to sit in the shade with a picnic table and bench near the Bozen Kill. There is also an overlook shortly out on the trail system with a bench for enjoying the view.
This 214-acre preserve is treasured by hikers and families alike for its wonderful stream and wooded trails. Flowing from the Helderberg Escarpment, the Bozen Kill originates from wetlands in Schenectady County and Duane Lake near Delanson and builds as it heads off the mountain. After passing through the Nature Conservancy’s Christman Preserve, the stream flows through the largely inaccessible Bozen Kill Ravine before passing Altamont, eventually entering the Watervliet Reservoir, the primary drinking water source for Watervliet and much of Guilderland.