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Mon 04 Jul
Independence Day Sand Sculpture Contest
Monday, July 4, 2016 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

The annual beach tradition starts with registration at 12pm. Complete your sand sculpture by 2pm for judging, and prizes issued by 3pm. Goodies for everyone and grand prize fun for best in each age category. See you on the beach!

Fri 08 Jul
Star Watch
Friday, July 8, 2016 09:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Calling all night owls to come explore the night sky with us! Join Albany Area Amateur Astronomers for a free tour of skies with telescopes provided. Cloudy skies may delay to Saturday, so call 953-0356 to confirm. Please use Winter Entrance and follow signs to program. Free!

Sat 09 Jul
Birding for Beginners
Saturday, July 9, 2016 08:30 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Join a park naturalist on a bird walk to find some of Grafton Lake State Park's most colorful wildlife. Enjoy a walk in the park while learning birding basics and gain a better understanding of our feathered friends. The walk will be geared towards begin ners. Please bring binoculars and a small pocket bird guide if you have them. Meets at Mill Pond parking lot, accessed via the park's Winter Entrance on North Long Pond Road. Donations appreciated. Please RSVP and let us know if you need binoculars: 279-1155

Registration: Required
Mon 11 Jul
Grafton Learn-to-Swim: Session 1
Monday, July 11, 2016 until Friday, July 22, 2016 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Learn To Swim program dates at Grafton Lakes. Class size is limited to 30 for each time slot:

Session 1
July 11th – 22nd: 10:15 – 11am

 

Registration: Required
Fri 15 Jul
Outdoor Tykes: Free Nature Program
Friday, July 15, 2016
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Hands-on, engaging play and learning in the forest and fields of Grafton. This month's theme: Forest Faeries! Please RSVP: 279-1155

Registration: Required
Sat 16 Jul
Skyhigh XTERRA Triathlon and Kids Tri
Saturday, July 16, 2016 07:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Xterra kicks off at 7am and race involves a 1000m Swim, 20k Mountain Bike Ride, and 6k Run. Kids Tri starts off at 11am on the youth course. For details and registration info, visit http://skyhighadventures.com

Registration: Required
Fri 22 Jul
Grafton Cinema on the Beach
Friday, July 22, 2016 09:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Free movie on Long Pond beach, weather permitting. Check out our big screen under Grafton's big sky! Movies are kid-friendly so bring the young ‘uns. We will showcase a local organization helping your community at each movie night, so consider bringing some funds for an optional donation.

Mon 25 Jul
Grafton Learn-to-Swim: Session 2
Monday, July 25, 2016 until Friday, August 5, 2016
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Here is the Learn To Swim program dates at Grafton Lakes. Class size is limited to 30 for each time slot.

Session 2
July 25th – Aug 5th:
10:15 – 11am
5:00 – 5:45pm

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Jul
Jump, Slither & Swim: Amphibians Visit the Beach
Saturday, July 30, 2016 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Join Naturalist Jorel Spain and meet some of the local critters who call our ponds, rivers and wetlands home. These special animals require our care due to their sensitivity to the environment, but they are so well-camouflaged you may not have some of these animal ambassadors before! Free program meets at Program tent above beach.

Mon 08 Aug
Grafton Learn-to-Swim: Session 3
Monday, August 8, 2016 until Friday, August 19, 2016 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Here is the Learn To Swim program dates at Grafton Lakes. Class size is limited to 30 for each time slot.

Session 3
Aug 8th – Aug 19th:
10:15 - 11am

Registration: Required
Sun 14 Aug
Run for the Roses 5k, Nature Walk and Kids Fun Run
Sunday, August 14, 2016 08:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Nature Walk at 8am, 5k Race at 9am, and Kids Fun Run at 10am. Benefitting the Grafton Community Library. To register, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Grafton/GraftonRunfortheRoses5K

Registration: Required
Fri 19 Aug
Outdoor Tykes: Free Nature Program
Friday, August 19, 2016 10:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Hands-on, engaging play and learning in the forest and fields of Grafton. Please RSVP: 279-1155

Registration: Required
Fri 26 Aug
Last Star Watch of Summer
Friday, August 26, 2016 07:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Calling all night owls to come explore the night sky with us! Join Albany Area Amateur Astronomers for a free tour of skies with telescopes provided. Cloudy skies may delay to Saturday, so call 953-0356 to confirm. Please use Winter Entrance and follow signs to program. Free!