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Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center

475 Dyken Pond Road

The Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center is owned and operated by Rensselaer County. Their mission is to:

provide high quality natural science education programs and services that promote stewardship of the environment and foster sound environmental decision making.

The Friends of Dyken Pond is a separate, not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization created in 1991 to be a support group for the Center.

Their mission is to:  foster ecological literacy and land stewardship by promoting experiential environmental education, supporting the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center’s programs and protecting the natural resources at and around the Center through financial and volunteer support.


Pete McCorkle

Saturday, July 21, 2018
We put in here for a little bit of kayaking. Easy access to the water and a nice paddle. About 3 and 1/2 mile trip around the lake. The only downside is that there are a lot of houses around this lake. If you want a more peaceful paddle, try the Dunham Reservoir down the road.

Pam L

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
Great hikes here. Not too difficult. Lots of interesting flora, especially mushrooms, lichen. Wonderful photo opps! And it's free!

Michael Pasanen

Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
Wonderful place for walking in the woods, birding. Met some folks going ice fishing, others snow shoeing. Great day for being outdoors!

Brad Rosenthal

Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018
Cross country skiing was great! Keep an eye out for a sharp downhill turn by the Sentinals!

Matt Perfetti

Monday, June 19, 2017
Great local resource! Well maintained nature trails and education center. Free to the public. Enjoyable hiking, fishing and canoeing location.

Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media