Normans Kill Preserves

Normans Kill Preserves

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Town of Bethlehem
Normans Kill East:
Approximately 1/2 mile of trails over steep terrain
Normans Kill West:
Over 1 mile of trails over mixed terrain


The Normans Kill Preserves consist of three parcels that were obtained from Albany County in 2005 because of the non-payment of taxes. The three parcels total 46 acres. They are on both sides of the year-2000 Delaware Avenue landslide and include over a half-mile of the frontage on the Normans Kill in an area directly across from the City of Albany’s Stevens Farm.


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Trails have been developed on the east and west parcels, which combined are about 42 acres in size. The eastern parcel is wooded. Part of the trail runs along the top of the riverbank offering views of the Normans Kill and Steven’s farm on the other side. The western parcel is mostly wooded with open fields along the creek. The trail includes a bridge near the creek with benches for viewing, and a loop trail through the property.


The Normans Kill Preserves are located on Delaware Avenue in the Town of Bethlehem. The eastern parcel is immediately before the Normans Kill Bridge. Visitors may park in the two reserved spots within the La Bella Associates parking lot. The western parcel is located at the end of the Normanskill Boulevard across from Delaware Plaza.

Accessible by CDTA Route 18!

  • Normans Kill West – a short walk from the Delaware Ave./ Normanskill Ave stop.
  • Normans Kill East – a short walk from the Delaware Ave/ Mason Rd stop.

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