I Love My Park Day @ Grafton Lakes State Park


Grafton Lakes State Park

100 Grafton Lakes State Park Way · Cropseyville, NY

How to find us

Look for Laura with a Trail Dames sign and a purple clipboard.

Location image of event venue


• What we'll do
This a great way for our group to give back to the local parks that we use to hike in. Please join the Trail Dames of the Capital District as we get out and participate in I Love My Park Day (https://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day). I have chosen Grafton Lakes State Park because this is a place we hike at least a few times per year.

We will meet in the parking lot as a group and head to the visitors center. Please pay attention to our RSVP deadline. I need to know how many of us plan on attending and will then register us as a group. You DO NOT need to register individually.

We will go out for lunch at a restaurant in Troy after the event, if you want to join. It is always a fun way to get to know each other a little bit better.

Please see the the information below provided by the website on the types of project they may assign us:

Volunteer Project #1: Building picnic tables
Ages: Appropriate for 13 and up
Please bring: Water, snack

Volunteer Project #2: Remove brush and downed trees from picnic areas
Ages: Appropriate for children 12 and under
Please bring: Garden gloves, loopers, rakes, water, snack, please wear long pants, closed-toe shoes and clothing that can get dirty

Volunteer Project #3: Prep flower beds around the park (multiple locations: welcome center, beach, ticket booth)
Ages: All ages welcome
Please bring: Garden gloves & gardening tools, water, snack

Volunteer Project #4: Set-up boat house: pressure wash and scrub boats, set up boats at docks, and set up life vests in boat house
Ages: 18 and over Description:
Please bring: Water and snack. Please we are long pants, close-toed shoes a must.

Volunteer Project #5: Shoreline and beach clean-up: helping us clean up the beach and getting ready for the warm season
Ages: All ages welcome
Please bring: Gardening gloves, water and snack

• What to bring
Garden gloves, water, and snack. Make sure you wear shoes and clothes appropriate for working outside.

• Important to know
This is not a women only event. However, please only bring yourself to participate in our group. If you would like to participate in this event with your family, I strongly encourage you to register you and your family independently.