Mill Creek (Hudson River tributary)

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Mill Creek (Poetanock)
Tierken Kil
Country United States
State New York
County Rensselaer
 - location North Greenbush, New York
 - coordinates 42°39′39″N 73°38′42″W / 42.66083°N 73.64500°W / 42.66083; -73.64500
Mouth Hudson River
 - location Rensselaer, New York
 - elevation 164 ft (50 m)
 - coordinates 42°38′33″N 73°44′34″W / 42.64250°N 73.74278°W / 42.64250; -73.74278Coordinates: 42°38′33″N 73°44′34″W / 42.64250°N 73.74278°W / 42.64250; -73.74278

Mill Creek, also previously known as Tierken Kill,[1] is a tributary to the Hudson River. Poetanock was the Native American name for the stream.[2] From its source just west of Snyders Lake in East Greenbush the stream travels southwest, then north and west to the Hudson River. The stream has two waterfalls, the Upper Falls on the Mill Brook, and the Lower Falls on the Mill Brook.[3] Its mouth on the Hudson River is directly opposite Albany New York at what was Van Rensselaer Island, in the City of Rensselaer.