Eisenman Creek and its tributaries run several miles through the woods of rural Nassau, starting near Curtis Mountain and eventually emptying into Kinderhook Creek. I have driven past this stream many, many times over the years and didn't even know there was a name attached to the water. After looking at some maps to see what kind of information I could dig up on it, I found very little help. One mention of the Valatie Kill or Kinderhook Creek and everyone knows what you're talking about, but not even locals seem to know anything about this stream. If I mention Eisenman Creek, I receive puzzled looks in return.
Here the creek can be seen running under Route 20 near Bliss Schoolhouse Road, looking north.
The stream flows all year, but never really attains a significant level, with the only exception being immediately following torrential rains. It is, as mentioned, the unknown(and forgotten) creek in Nassau that we have all seen thousands of times. Now, at least you know its name.