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31st Annual Ice Fishing Contest **DATE CHANGE**
Saturday, February 13, 2016 05:30 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

The annual ice fishing contest draws several hundred anglers and will run from 5:30am-3pm on all the ponds in the park except White Lily. Participants can register starting at 5:30am until 11am the morning of the event at the park's pole barn. A $10 entry fee for adults 16 and older is required to participate in the fishing tournament. All 1st place adult winners will receive a large cash prize this year, awarded for the longest length catch of Trout, Walleye/Chain Pickerel and Yellow Perch. Children may enter at no charge and winning entries will receive gift certificates and other prizes. Please remember that all participants 16 and older must have a New York State fishing license to fish in the park at any time.

If we have no ice, the park may reschedule the event to Saturday, February 13th, depending on ice forecasts. Additional details of the event can be found here.

Winter Break Special: Nature Detectives in the Snow
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Learn how to read some of the clues your wild neighbors leave behind! What has the squirrel in your backyard been doing, and are those your dog's tracks or maybe a fox coming for a visit? Indoor activity followed by outdoor exploration, seeking out tracks and sign.

Registration: Required
Winter Break Special: Backyard Maple Sugaring
Thursday, February 18, 2016 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

The maple season has come early so it's time to tap the trees! Savor a delicious flavor of Spring and learn how to make syrup in your backyard. Program appeals to kids, with plenty of ideas to take home if you want a simple, affordable setup for making syrup at home. Short film, demos and samples of sap and fresh syrup. $2/person and $5/family. Pre-register-279-1155

 

Registration: Required
Full Moon Hike
Sunday, February 21, 2016 05:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Enjoy the lakes and trails under the glow of the wintry moon on this 2 mile outing. Snowshoes available at no charge. Pre-register and learn location by calling 279-1155.

Registration: Required
Backyard Maple Sugaring
Saturday, February 27, 2016 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Savor a delicious sign of Spring and learn how to make syrup in your backyard. Program appeals to kids, with plenty of ideas to take home if you want a simple, affordable setup for making syrup at home. Short film, demos and samples of sap and fresh syrup. $2/person and $5/family. Pre-register-279-1155

Registration: Required
Doggie Walk
Saturday, March 5, 2016 10:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Join local hiker Stevie Lynn Rodriguez and her sweet Doberman named Bulla on a hike in the park! Meets at the north end of main playground and will head out on 2 mile hike. Please wear boots with good grip, as trails may still have ice in some spots!

Visit Grafton at the Hoosick Falls Outdoor Expo
Friday, March 11, 2016 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

What can you do in the outdoors in Rensselaer County? Grafton Lakes will table along with Dyken Pond Environmental Center, local hunting clubs, the Department of Environmental Conservation, Girl and Boy Scouts of America and many more.

Visit the Hoosick Falls Outdoor Expo from 9am-3pm and 6pm-8pm

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