Schoharie Creek Preserve
Town of Charleston
1.3-mile trail over mixed terrain
The 198-acre Schoharie Creek Preserve was given to the Conservancy in 1998 by Dr. Lester Citrin and Dr. Clifford Tepper of Schenectady. The preserve is located in Montgomery County on the west bank of the Schoharie Creek, about a mile north of Burtonsville.
A 1.3-mile loop trail starting and ending at the preserve parking lot passes by a series of waterfalls along Wilsey Creek (the northern boundary of the preserve). A significant portion of the trail to and from Schoharie Creek is quite steep and strenuous.
The bridge over the creek is closed for repairs; the detour takes you back on Route 30 to Route 20, where you’re directed to take right onto 20 and then another right at the turn for the Landis Arboretum. The distance from the turnoff at Rte. 20 near Landis to Burtonville Rd. on the “correct” side of the bridge is 4.0 miles.
From the intersection of Routes 20 and 30 in Duanesburg, drive 1.7 miles north on Route 30. Turn left onto Eaton Corners Road. After another 1.7 miles, turn left onto Bramans Corners Road. Cross over the Schoharie Creek and turn right (note firehouse on the left) onto Burtonsville Road. Proceed 1 mile to the intersection of Burtonsville and Butler Roads. Turn right onto Butler Road for about 50 yards and turn left into the parking area.