When the leaves are down, you can see across Reese Creek to the Hook farmland beyond. The first European to farm here was Claas DeGraff (various spellings of this) before 1690, and Native Americans likely either farmed the land or had hunting and fishing camps before that. The creek dead-ends here in front of the house, but it used to continue through to the Mohawk. For more about the complex geography and history of these plots of land, you can read the Flint House Archaeological Report (from 2002-03), by Dr. Stephen Jones, which is available online at http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/buildings/scotia/flint_house/jones/index.html.
The History section details extensive research into the various deeds and several maps are included at the end.