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The Teal property is a 13.3 acre parcel in Grafton that is now part of the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center. Through a generous contribution from a local resident, the RLT purchased this parcel and donated it to Rensselaer County.

Much of the land consists of a wetland crossed by a long boardwalk, allowing observation of the wildlife. This was formerly a spruce-fir swamp but beaver activity raised the water level and converted it to sedge meadow and open water. The wetland is surrounded by a narrow band of balsam flats, a conifer forest type known primarily from the Adirondacks.

Preserve Rules

Visitors must abide by the rules of the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center.


See Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center website for directions.

Dyken Pond Center - Teal Parcel at a glance

  • Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
  • Description: Rensselaer Land Trust acquired this parcel in 1990 and donated it to Rensselaer County for an addition to the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center. The parcel now includes a boardwalk and observation platform over a beaver marsh.
  • Activities: Hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, birding, nature study. Dogs on leash.
  • Trails: Yes
  • Handicap Accessible: No
  • Location: Grafton
  • Acres: 14

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