Schenectady County OK's Plotter Kill Improvements

Alone hiker on a trip between the nature.

As expected, the Schenectady County Legislature has OK'd improvements at the Plotter Kill Preserve in Rotterdam, designed to make things safer not only for hikers, but for first responders who might have to go in to help someone out.

The preserve is one of the area's most popular hiking trails, but can also be very dangerous.  In 2015, a Clifton Park teen fell to her death from one of the steep trails, and crews have been called in on numerous occasions for what is often a difficult rescue.

The improvements will include more clearly defined trails, viewing platforms, and anchors along the steep creek and trail areas.   The money to finance the improvements is coming from a $350 thousand state grant.

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