The Great Flats Nature Trail is an important wetland habitat, located on the border of the City of Schenectady and the Town of Rotterdam. From the trailhead, a well-defined path is followed through woodland displaying a variety of plants and trees. The wooded area eventually gives way to wetlands and a small lake. Here the path becomes a boardwalk around the lake. The trail is a circular route of about 3 miles total, there are several small side paths taking the total trail length to about 4 miles.