Grafton Lakes and Dunham Reservoir

Grafton, New York 12082

Grafton Lakes and Dunham Reservoir

Grafton Lakes and Dunham Reservoir Professional Review and Guide

"We enjoy paddling here very much, and the park’s close proximity to Albany and Troy draws many hikers and boaters. The large beach area on Long Pond gets crowded on nice summer weekends, so we recommend visiting midweek or outside of the summer season. We found the less-accessible Shaver Pond and Dunham Reservoir the most enjoyable to paddle. The easy half-mile carry into Shaver Pond follows a nature trail, suitable for a portage cart. Pick up a nature guide to the trees and other natural features of the Shaver Pond trail. Dunham Reservoir, with extensive berming and a dam on the western end, supplied Troy’s drinking water until the 1960s when the reservoir area became a state park."

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1/10/2008
Grafton State Park is a nice picnic destination, the lake and beach are pretty good and the hiking that is available is easy and fits best into a larger trip to the park. If your in the area this is a nice destination but i wouldn't go out of my way for the hiking at Grafton. As far as the hiking is concerned the only negative is that the trail tends to be rocky and heavily rooted so ankle twists are a possibility. One other thing to keep in mind is that on summer weekend days (and holidays) the park tends to get very crowed.
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Trail Information

Grafton
Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
Day Trip
Duration
Best spring through fall
Season
Grafton Lakes State Park
Local Contacts
New York Atlas Map 67:B6, USGS Grafton and Berlin
Local Maps

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Sep 2018