The Pumpkin Path at Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center | Capital District Moms

Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center posted about the “pumpkin path” on their Facebook page on 10/20/2020. This is what they wrote ” This easy 1/2 mile loop (Cherry Trace) has over 35 pumpkins and gourds waiting for you to find them. Decorate a pumpkin/gourd at home and hide it while you go look for others! Race the Reaper known as decomposition to see how many you can find before they are ALL reclaimed by nature. Expect the unexpected. New things will be added by guests daily and removed by wildlife both daily and nightly. You never know what you may find in the forest! Get out there now!”


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My son enjoyed looking for gourds/pumpkins as we walked along the 1/2 mile loop (Cherry Trace). We weren’t able to walk that fast because the ground was covered in leaves and there were some tree roots under the leaves. However, the trail was very well marked and we had no issues staying on the trail. I do recommend bringing snacks and water with you because there are no businesses close to Dyken Pond.

There was a bathroom; however, there was no sink or running water in the bathroom.



The above pictures were taken in October 2020.

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