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Grafton Lakes State Park

Grafton Lakes State Park includes six lakes, surrounded by forest habitat that stretches over 2500 acres. Long Pond has a large, sandy beach, which is a popular summer attraction and the park boasts over 25 miles of hiking trails to explore. The park is open year round, so come out and visit in the winter to rent snowshoes or in the summer to take a dip!

Grafton Lakes State Park, on the forested Rensselaer Plateau between the Taconic and Hudson Valleys, includes six ponds and 2,357 acres. Long Pond has a large, sandy beach, which is a popular summer attraction. Anglers can go after rainbow and brown trout in Long, Second and Shaver Pond. Pickerel, perch, and bass are abundant in all ponds including Mill Pond and walleye are found at the Martin-Dunham Reservoir. All ponds have launch facilities for canoes, sailboats and rowboats, electric boat are allowed. Visitors also picnic, walk the nature trails, and hike, bike or ride horses along the 25 miles of park trails.

In winter, the trails are groomed for snowmobilers, and visitors may also snowshoe, cross-country ski, ice skate or ice fish when conditions permit, call for details.  Snowshoe rental are available for kids and adults.  Programs are offered throughout the year and are available via the site when not listed here on KOAA.

Open hours: 
Sunday: 8:00 am-8:30 pm
Monday: 8:00 am-8:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am-8:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-8:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-8:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-8:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am-8:30 pm