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Outdoor Tykes
Friday, September 5, 2014 10:30 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Explore the park in this program series for toddlers and Prek age children. Free! Please pre-register: 279-1155.

International "Observe the Moon" Night!
Saturday, September 6, 2014 07:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Join people all over the world in looking up at our nearest neighbor, the moon! Bring your binoculars if you have them and come feel the glow. Enjoy kid-friendly activities and a chance to view the moon through a telescope during this free program. A local astronomer will be on hand to give you all the moony details if you want to learn more.

 

If These Rocks Could Talk: Geology Tour with David DeSimone
Saturday, September 13, 2014 10:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Grafton's original name was "Roxborough!" Come find out why in a tale that goes back over 500 million years! Pre-register by calling 279-1155.

Registration: Required
Love the Lakes Shoreline Cleanup Day
Sunday, September 14, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Along with thousands of volunteers worldwide, join in a shoreline cleanup effort sponsored through the Ocean Conservancy and American Littoral Society. Collect data as you go that aids in litter prevention campaigns! Scout troops welcome! Pre-register: 279-1155.

Registration: Required
Star Watch
Friday, September 19, 2014 07:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 658-9144

Enjoy a free tour of the night sky with Albany Area Astronomers. Call Bernard to confirm as cloudy skies may cancel: 658-9144.

Rain date: Saturday 9/21 at 7:30pm. Please use Winter Entrance and follow signs to program.

Four Legged Friend Hike Around Shaver Pond
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Take a stroll around picturesque Shaver Pond with your dog to kick off our third annual Pets in the Park Day! Dogs will love this trail and you'll love the views. Please note, a six foot leash is required.

After the Ramble hike, stick around to enjoy the festivities at Pets in the Park. Fun for four-legged friends, live music, and food.

Please register by 9/18: 518-279-1155 or elizabeth.wagner@parks.ny.gov

Trip Duration (Hours): 2.5 / Trip Length (Miles): 1.8

Registration: Required
Pets in the Park
Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Bring your four-legged friends for a day of pet-friendly fun. Adoption clinic, vendors, agility course, costume contest and more! Call for detailed schedule of events. Nature Hike at 10am.

Fall Foliage Hike to the Fire Tower
Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:30 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Enjoy fall foliage on the Rensselaer Plateau and a view to the Adirondacks, Green Mountains of Vermont, and the Berkshires of Massachusetts from atop the recently restored Dickinson Fire Tower. The trail has some fine areas for spotting animal tracks and massive boulders that children will enjoy perusing. Bring your binoculars to look for migrating hawks from the top of the tower. Participants are welcome to enjoy their lunch by the Fire Tower before returning along the trail in the afternoon.

Please call to pre-register: 279-1155. 

Registration: Required
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