Plotter Kill Preserve is a nature preserve near Rotterdam, NY. The Plotter Kill, a tributary of the Mohawk River, flows through a rugged gorge. There are three beautiful waterfalls. The Upper Falls is 60 feet; the Lower Falls and the Rynex Creek Falls are both 40 feet.
The trail is beautiful, but is easy to get turned around on. There are often no printed maps available at the trailhead, so make sure you print the one available at the link below before you go.
Start on the red trail near the kiosk. Take the side trail (blue) which will take you to lookouts over the Upper and Lower falls.
Continue on the red trail, which crosses the Kill on a footbridge. You will pass by the Upper and Lower falls. The trail goes down a switchback taking you to the top of the falls on the Rynex creek. Cross the creek here.
Remember that if you cross the creek at the far end of the preserve, that you're in for the long haul, it's 2.5 miles back on the far side before you come to another stream crossing.
Take Interstate 90 (Thruway) to Exit 25A (Interstate 88).
Take first exit ramp right after the toll booth.
At the light, turn left onto NY Route 7 (East).
After about 1/2 mile, turn left onto NY Rte 337 (North).
Turn left at next light on NY Route 159 (West).
Drive for 3.5 miles to parking area on the right - just past Coplon Rd.
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