Grafton Lakes State Park

(4.6) Google Reviews (1529)
Located on mountain ridge between the Taconic and Hudson Valleys, includes five ponds and 2357 acres featuring hiking, fishing, swimming, & boating.

Google Reviews
May 30 2022
Closest thing to a beach inland nearby. Calm lake. Water looks dirty/muddy but there are showers to wash off. They rent kayaks on location to go on lake but not sure if/when be open. Seasonal life guard and snack bar. Great for picnics and cookouts. Or just relaxing on Sandy beach in the sun. A couple volleyball nets in corner. Small trail walks around the lake, & I think connects to the other lakes. Pay to park. $8 a car I think. It's better to stay more than a few hours.

July 05 2021
I don't go into park. I go to 1st and second pond in the back. Less people. Nice scenery. Nice place to stop for a sandwich and relax with your partner. Kids can fish.

June 19 2022
One of the best picnic-by-the-lake places to go. $8 per car. Clean bathrooms. Plenty of picnic tables and grills. I would recommend going early- they open at 8am. We would return on a day with better weather (we went when it was 60 degrees outside). There is a playground. We played loud music, and people were spaced out enough that they couldnt hear us.

July 03 2021
Go, go, go to this place! It's beautiful, tranquil and wheelchair accessible. Views of first and beach. Go to Bird Paradise nearby too - exotic birds and owner soooo kind to visitors. Know LOTS about birds. Go down street to Grafton Peace Pagoda.

December 17 2021
Last year (2020) Breathe taking winter scene....snow, semi frozen lake, bare trees, sunset with full moon rising. Nice choice of nature trails that you can walk, xc ski or snowshoe on. Restrooms closed so plan accordingly.

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