Wynants Kill

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Wynants Kill
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
Physical characteristics
SourceGlass Lake
 ⁃ locationSand Lake, New York, Rensselaer County, New York, New York
 ⁃ coordinates42°37′46″N 73°31′58″W / 42.62944°N 73.53278°W / 42.62944; -73.53278
MouthHudson River
 ⁃ location
Troy, New York
 ⁃ coordinates
42°42′20″N 73°42′05″W / 42.70556°N 73.70139°W / 42.70556; -73.70139Coordinates: 42°42′20″N 73°42′05″W / 42.70556°N 73.70139°W / 42.70556; -73.70139
 ⁃ elevation
20 ft (6.1 m)

The Wynants Kill[1] is a 15.8-mile-long (25.4 km)[2] stream which has its source at Glass Lake near Averill Park, New York, and terminates at the Hudson River at Troy, New York.

The stream is named after Wijnant Gerritsen van der Poel (1617–1699), a Dutch cabinet maker from Meppel who owned a sawmill on it in the 1650s,[3][4] while kill is from an archaic Dutch word for "stream".


  • Horse Heaven Brook
  • Glass Lake
    • Crooked Lake
  • Crystal Lake
  • Burden Lake

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wynants Kill
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National MapArchived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed October 3, 2011
  3. ^ Dutch influence lingers in New York names
  4. ^ John Warren, The Poesten Kill: Waterfalls to Waterworks in the Capital District, page 46

Further reading[edit]

  • Kennedy, Merrit (11 June 2016). "For the First Time in Decades, Herring Are Spawning in a Hudson River Tributary". The Two-Way. NPR. Retrieved 30 October 2017.