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Thu 25 Apr
Trout Discovery Day
Thursday, April 25, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Come help us release trout into the park’s ponds! Bring a bucket for your fish friend, and be ready for some fun fishy activities too! Event meets at the Deerfield Pavilion. $2/person or $5/family. Pre-registration required: (518)-279-1155.
Registration: Required
Fri 26 Apr
Tree, Tree, Hooray! at the Welcome Center
Friday, April 26, 2019 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Join us in celebrating Arbor Day by showing your tall forest friends some love! Enjoy a tree-themed craft and an outdoor walk (weather permitting). Family friendly. $2/person or $5/family. Pre-register: 518-279-1155.
Registration: Optional
Sat 27 Apr
Celebrate Earth Day at Grafton Lakes State Park at the Welcome Center
Saturday, April 27, 2019 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Enjoy the spring weather and learn positive ways that you can make a difference in protecting the place we all call home– the earth! Games, activities, and a short hike (weather permitting) will make for a fun afternoon. Family friendly. $2/person or $5/family. Pre-register: 518-279-1155.
Registration: Optional
Sat 04 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Help your favorite park spruce up for spring! Volunteer for a morning of projects in the beautiful outdoors. Morning refreshments provided. Scout groups welcome! Preregistration starts on April first online at www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day
Registration: Required
Sat 04 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Register
Start time for all projects: 9am
End time for all projects: 12pm

Meeting Location: Welcome Center

Volunteer Project #1: Building picnic tablesAges: Appropriate for 13 and up. Please bring: Water, snack

Volunteer Project #2: Remove brush and downed trees from picnic areas. Ages: Appropriate for children 12 and under. Please bring: Garden gloves, loopers, rakes, water, snack, please wear long pants, closed-toe shoes and clothing that can get dirty

Volunteer Project #3: Prep flower beds around the park (multiple locations: welcome center, beach, ticket booth). Ages: All ages welcome. Please bring: Garden gloves & gardening tools, water, snack

Volunteer Project #4: Set-up boat house: pressure wash and scrub boats, set up boats at docks, and set up life vests in boat houseAges: 18 and over Description: Please bring: Water and snack. Please weare long pants, close-toed shoes a must.

Volunteer Project #5: Shoreline and beach clean-up: helping us clean up the beach and getting ready for the warm season Ages: All ages welcome. Please bring: Gardening gloves, water and snack

We can accommodate: Large Groups, small groups, college students groups, Boy or Girl Scouts. Questions? Call: 518-279-1155 Email: mary.downey@parks.ny.gov

Registration: Required
Mon 27 May
Memorial Day Sand Sculpture Contest
Monday, May 27, 2019 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Who will bring their best “grain game” to the beach this year? Register at 12pm by the Lifeguard Station at Long Pond Beach. Must provide your own tools and props. Judging at 2pm, awards at 3pm. Free to enter, prizes for all!
Sat 01 Jun
National Trails Day
Saturday, June 1, 2019 09:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Join us for a morning of service in the park, and we’ll thank you with a complimentary barbecue and raffle of goodies! Check-in at 9am at the Grafton Welcome Center, trail work 9:30am-noon, followed by lunch. Please RSVP so we have projects and food for all: 518-279-1155.
Registration: Required