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This group is for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts! From beginners to expert level participants, and everyone in between! All are welcome. We will meet to explore outdoor activities at the State Park. All outings are free of charge, please bring your own gear. We are looking forward to seeing you out there!! Smoking is not permitted at any of this group's outings.

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34th Annual Winter Festival: Celebrate Winter!

Grafton Lakes State Park Welcome Center

Snow, food and outdoor fun! Watch the Polar Plunge, go snow bowling, take a carriage ride through a Winter Wonderland, snowshoe, eat chili, and visit Grafton's new Welcome Center! Plus so much more. Free event. A more detailed schedule is available on the NYS Parks website: https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=53-24184.0 To access polar plunge registration form, go to http://kofc-council-14164.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/polarplunge-app19.pdf Note that overall Winter Fest is free but there is a $20 charge for Polar Plunge that benefits local food pantries.

Volunteer & Play at Grafton's Winter Festival!

Grafton Lakes State Park Welcome Center

Winter Fest will be here before you know it on January 26th & we need you to make it happen! Without our volunteers, this event could never entertain thousands of Capital Region residents every January at Grafton Lakes State Park. We are proud to say this is truly a community-based event! Position time and duration vary, so check out options via our sign up sheet here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/graftonwinterfest Volunteers receive meal tickets and a free snowshoe rental pass. Plus you have the satisfaction of knowing you helped bring Capitol Region families and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages out into the park on a Winter day for fresh air and fun! Before & after your shift, you can take part in all the event has to offer—exhibits, indoor & outdoor games, live animal presentations, polar plunge, food, snow bowling and so much more! (Schedule will be released in late December). If you have questions, you can email [masked] or call[masked]

Home Waters Chapter 586 of Trout Unlimited Monthly Clinic & Meeting

Grafton Lakes State Park Welcome Center

Are you interested in helping to conserve, protect and restore Rensselaer County cold water fisheries and watersheds or participate in opportunities such as learning to fly fish and other events? Home Waters Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Grafton Lakes State Park Welcome Center, which is located at the end of the main parking lot. If main gates are closed, please enter via the Winter Entrance at the four corners in Grafton. Our clinic this month will be: Fishing Knots (Blood, Cinch and Surgeons)…. From 6:00 – 6:45 PM. Please RSVP your attendance to the address below so we have sufficient materials available. Business meeting immediately following clinic. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. Contact us at [masked] or[masked] for more information.

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January Book Club- Omnivore's Dilemma

Grafton Lakes State Park Welcome Center

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