Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation 02.03.22

Snowshoe Rentals at Dyken Pond EEC

GRAFTON – Rentals are available when there is at least 6 inches of snow on the ground. Please call ahead to reserve your shoes as rentals may not always be available. $5 ½ day rental. Guided snowshoe hikes also available with advance notice. For info call (518) 658-2055 or dykenpond@nullgmail.com.

Grafton Lakes State Park to host Snowmobile Ride

Grafton Lakes State Park will host a snowmobile ride led by the Grafton Trail Blazers on Saturday, February 19th, 2022. Pre-registration encouraged. Spots are limited. The event is free of charge and trail rides will start at 10:00am and leave every 10 minutes. Own sled and equipment required.

The guided group ride will travel approximately 65-mile round trip from Grafton Lakes State park to Cherry Plain State Park and back. The ride will take approximately 4 to 5 hours and will travel through trails maintained by The Grafton Trail Blazers and their neighboring club, Black River Raiders. The trails consist of old log roads and seasonal roads that are closed to automotive traffic during winter months. Each group will be led by an experienced rider who is knowledgeable of the trails. There will be a stop at a food truck, cash only.

All participants should arrive 30 minutes early with a full tank of fuel and snowmobile that is registered and insured in NY State. As snowmobilers we all know the weather can be cold so please dress appropriately. For more information about NYS laws and regulations regarding snowmobiling visit: https://www.nysnowmobiler.com/safety/nys-laws-regarding-snowmobiling/. This is a volunteer led ride, as always when riding on the trails, you are responsible for your own sled and equipment.

To pre-register, please call the park at 518-279-1155. Day of registration starts at 9am.

Grafton Lakes State Park is located off of Route 2, twelve miles east of Troy, New York. For more information about Grafton Lakes State Park events, check out our Facebook page at “Grafton Lakes State Park”, or visit our website at www.nysparks.com.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual state parks, historic sites, golf courses, boat launches and recreational trails, which are visited by 71 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456.

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