kids encyclopedia robot

Wynants Kill facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
For the community named Wynantskill, see Wynantskill, New York.
Quick facts for kids
Wynants Kill
Country United States
State New York
Physical characteristics
Main source Glass Lake
Sand Lake, New York, Rensselaer County, New York, New York
River mouth Hudson River
Troy, New York
20 ft (6.1 m)

The Wynants Kill is a 15.8-mile-long (25.4 km) 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, while kill is from an archaic Dutch word for "stream".


  • Horse Heaven Brook
  • Glass Lake
    • Crooked Lake
  • Crystal Lake
  • Burden Lake
kids search engine
Wynants Kill Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.