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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.