A legacy of stewardship at Teatown
By Brian P.J. Cronin
Photos: Courtesy of Teatown
People come to the thousand-acre Teatown Lake Preserve in Northern Westchester for a number of reasons—to hike a few of its 15 miles of trails, to learn about how maple syrup is made, to birdwatch or perhaps attend a lecture. But there’s only one reason that people keep coming back.
“I fell in love with this place,” said Eva Thaddeus. “Which everyone seems to do.”
Thaddeus’s children attended Teatown’s summer camp a few years ago, shortly after they moved to the Hudson Valley from New Mexico. She recalled the feeling of busyness, of good will, of ease and curiosity, by the groups of children rambling around the thousand-acre preserve and calling out with excitement every time they made a new discovery.