Christman Sanctuary: A Beautiful Day in Nature

07/24/2017

Christman Sanctuary: A Beautiful Day in Nature

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My boyfriend Jim and I have tried to hike as often as possible. The area we live in, in Upstate New York, is asking for it, it’s beautiful! One of our recent trips may have been one of my personal favorites.

I love hiking through Lake George but sometimes I just want something quick, a nice stroll on a day off or an easy afternoon and that’s what we found at the Christman Nature Sanctuary (3281 Schoharie Turnpike, Delanson) in Schenectady County. The Christman Sanctuary is named after previous owner, William W. Christman and is now recognized as a Registered National Historic Landmark by the New York Historic Trust.

When walking through, don’t miss the Bozenkill, with a 30 foot waterfall among others, it’s quite the beautiful site. There are two main trails to follow and overall they’re pretty easy. The blue trail is one mile and then the orange trail loops from that which is longer and leads to the plantations. You can find a trail map on the Conservancy’s website. There was a part where we lost track of the trail and had to climb up to get back to something we recognized without turning around. There was also a green trail marker that was a little confusing, I have no idea where that led to. We stayed on the blue trail and had a great view of all of the cascades but I do think some of the trail markers need to be updated.

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