Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

May 03, 2012

Elizabeth Wagner Grafton Lakes State Park (518)-279-1155 Lisa Hoyt Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center (518)-658-2055

Volunteers Needed for National Trails Day at Grafton Lakes State Park and Dyken Pond Center

(Grafton, NY)   National Trails Day is the perfect opportunity to help clean up local parks. On Saturday, June 2th, the Friends of Grafton Lakes State Park and Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center will be hosting the Nineteenth Annual National Trails Day - the nation's annual celebration of trails. Both parks invite volunteers of all ages to help clean up and improve trails on Saturday morning and indulge in the trail activities they enjoy most in the afternoon.

Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. at both parks; refreshments and snacks will be available. Cleanup and improvement of both trail systems will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and will be followed by a complimentary barbecue picnic for all volunteers.   After the barbecue, participants are encouraged to enjoy the trails and parks. Reservations must be made in advance for the barbecue by calling the Grafton Lakes State Park Office or Dyken Pond Office no later than May 30th, 2012.

Please join park staff on June 2th to enjoy and celebrate public trails.   For more information about this event, please contact Grafton Lakes State Park at (518) 279-1155 or Dyken Pond Center at (518) 658-2055.   For additional information about state parks and historic sites in New York, visit and for more information about Dyken Pond Center, visit