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Teatown Lake Reservation

Ossining, Westchester County

Turtle, Warbler

Teatown consists primarily of forested hardwood swamps, shrublands, upland meadows, vernal pools, rock outcrops, wet meadows and small streams, as well as three lakes.

Wildlife to Watch

  • White-tailed deer
  • Red Foxes
  • River Otter
  • Short-tailed weasels
  • Swallows
  • Herons
  • Kinglets
  • Owls
  • Spotted salamanders
  • Tree frogs
  • Ring-necked snakes

Where to Watch

  • Hiking trails
  • Nature center

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Nature Center

Accessible Features

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This site has an accessible nature center and restrooms. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


875 acres

Closest Town



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Contact Information

Telephone: 914-762-2912

Address: 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining, NY

Website: Teatown Lake Reservation (This link leaves DEC's website)

Photo credit: Jim Clayton