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Hike Christman's Sanctuary

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WE ARE CANCELING THIS MEETUP FOR SUNDAY MARCH 30th DUE TO THE WEATHER FORCAST OF HEAVY RAIN. THE SURFACE IS CURRENTLY ICY SO THE HEAVY RAIN WILL MAKE FOR VERY SLIPPERY CONDITIONS. WE WILL RESCHEDULE THIS LOCATION SOON

The Nature Conservancy acquired the original 97 acres

in 1970 from Lansing and Lucille Christman, son and daughter-in-law of William W. Christman. The site is a Registered National Historic Landmark listed by the New York State Historic Trust. Lands adjacent to the Christman Sanctuary are the focus of continued protection efforts by the Conservancy and local land trusts.

A highlight of the Christman Sanctuary is the Bozenkill, with its 30-foot waterfall and numerous lesser cascades. Alternate layers of sandstone and shale are found in the large pool at the foot of the waterfall.

There are two main trails and two side trails at the site. From the parking area, the blue trail follows a one-mile loop, with a short side trail leading to a memorial stone for Will Christman and his wife. Across the Bozenkill, and looping off the blue trail is the orange trail where a series of Will Christman’s plantations are found. Will Christman devoted his lifetime to farming, nature writing, poetry and converting his farm to a nature sanctuary. As part of this latter project, he set out a 60-ace plantation of pine and other trees, found primarily on the east side of the brook. The preserve’s plantations include locust, cedar, spruce, red pine and white pine.

This 120-acre preserve is located in Duanesburg, Schenectady County, NY.

Directions

Take Route 20 (Western Avenue) west from the Albany area.

Approximately 2 miles after the Schenectady County line, turn left on Schoharie Turnpike.

Cross railroad tracks in approximately 3 miles.

About 0.3 mile after the railroad crossing, park in designated are on your left.

• Minimum age is 8 (8-15 yrs must have a participating adult with them, 16-17 yrs must have a parent/guardian sign participant agreement but do not need to attend)

• Please be dressed for the weather

• Dress in layers

• Wear appropriate hiking footwear or snowshoes. If no snow bring traction device such as stabilicers.

• Please bring water, snacks and any personal medicines you may need

• Hat, sunscreen

• Bring your camera or binoculars if you have them

• Dogs are not allowed at any LL Bean outing

If you have any trouble finding us, Karen's cell is 518-779-3158 feel free to call or text. Look for Karen's white Jeep

If your plans change, please change your RSVP to NO to give someone from the waiting list a fair chance to attend the event. Please be considerate in regards to your attendance and RSVP's.

Thank you!

We are looking forward to seeing you outside!