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Grafton Lakes Picnic, July 20, 2024

  • July 20, 2024
  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Grafton Lakes State Park



Come to our fourth annual picnic at Grafton Lakes State Park and spend a great day with your fellow club members on Saturday,  July 20.   

Bring your walking shoes, bicycle, fishing pole, or kayak to enjoy the many ponds and public areas the park has to offer, or bring your favorite backyard game or board game to play! Park opens at 8:00 a.m.  We encourage early arrival due to parking availability.  

We will be gathering at the Boathouse Tent area beginning at 10:00 a.m.   The Boathouse Tent area is located on Second Pond, and is reserved for the Albany Ski Club. 

Around 12:00 noon we will be cooking hot dogs and hamburgers.  We have a covered area, so rain or shine, some of us will be there!  

Bring a dish to share and games to play.   When you register, you can let us know what you are bringing.  There will be picnic tables, but feel free to bring a folding chair.

Bring your own beverages.  Adult beverages can be consumed at our picnic area in moderation, but should not be taken to the public beach or public areas. 

There is a fee of $8 per vehicle to enter the park.  Carpooling is a good idea, in addition to arriving early!     


Guests of current members are welcome. 

 The park can reach full capacity on very warm days and holiday weekends. If the park reaches full capacity and has to close the front gates, they have parking areas reserved for pavilion guests. Guests may have a short walk to the Boathouse Tent area but they will be able to enter and park.  Please let the park staff know that you are here for a pavilion with the Albany Ski Club and they will be directed where to go. Thank you and have a wonderful day.  

Grafton Lakes State Park, includes six ponds and nearly 2500 acres. Long Pond has a large, sandy beach.  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-Durham Reservoir. All ponds have launch facilities for canoes, sailboats and rowboats, electric boat are allowed. Visitors can walk the nature trails, and hike, bike or ride horses along the 25 miles of park trails (No ATV use allowed).

Park Hours: 8 am – Dusk Daily

Welcome Center/Office:  9am – 4pm 

Comfort Stations: Open daily 

Trails: Open, conditions permitting

Parking Fee:   $8 per vehicle

254 Grafton Lakes State Park Way
Grafton, NY 12082

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P.O. Box 108

Clifton Park, NY  12065

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