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Sat 17 Nov
Let’s Talk Turkey
Saturday, November 17, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Drop in program where you can learn about the Turkey, who’ll be active all winter in the park. Touch a turkey feather, make a turkey craft and check out our display about this forest bird.
Fri 23 Nov
Day After Thanksgiving Opt Outside Hike
Friday, November 23, 2018 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Walk off some pecan pie and skip the Black Friday hubbub with a walk in the park. $3/person or $10/family.

Sat 01 Dec
Holiday Crafting Exchange
Saturday, December 1, 2018 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

We invite you in to make gifts & drink hot cocoa for the afternoon with the welcome center decorated for the winter season. Bring your own craft to share for free entry, or simply pay a materials fee of $5/person.

Sat 08 Dec
Youth Snowmobile Safety Course
Saturday, December 8, 2018 08:15 AM - 05:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

On Saturday, December 8, 2018 the Grafton Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will host a snowmobile safety course for young people ages 10 to 18. Students must be at least 10 years old on the day of the course. Parents are encouraged to attend and participate.

The course will be held at the Grafton VFW/Fire Hall on South Road from 8:15am to approximately 5pm. The course will be taught by NYS certified volunteer instructor Jim Blessing. The course will cover topics such as NYS laws and regulations, riding skills, trail emergencies, protecting the environment, maintenance and repair, trailering, etc.

To register, call the Grafton Lakes State Park office at 518-279-1155 by November 30th, or e-mail with the parent's name, student's name and age, and your phone number. Adults are encouraged to attend as well so please let us know if a parent will be accompanying the child. Space is limited, so no walk-ins please. The course is free of charge and lunch will be provided.


Registration: Required