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Soundwalk at Grafton Lakes State Park

Location

Grafton Lakes State Park, Welcome Center Building 254 Grafton Lakes State Park Way, Cropseyville, NY 12052
254 Grafton Lakes State Park Way
Grafton, NY 12082

County: Rensselaer
Region: Upper Hudson

Date(s)

  • September 28, 2019, 3:00PM, Meet at the Welcome Center
  • Rain Date: September 29, 2019, 3:00PM, Meet at the Welcome Center.

Details

Event Type Walk/Hike Description Come join sound artist, Andrea Williams, on a soundwalk: a meditative walk that will focus on listening rather than just looking. When we one starts to prioritize listening over seeing and instead of rushing to get oneself from Point A to Point B, we begin to sense more of what is directly around us. We even feel our other senses engage more intensely, such as touch and smell, and it becomes easier to embody another being or a certain area. When we embody a certain area of the environment, we begin to understand its needs more and we can then become better caretakers of our environment. Following the 40-minute soundwalk is a Q&A session. There are a few listening activities along the way, but participants should be comfortable with being silent for most of the soundwalk with cell phones on silent or airplane mode. Portions of the trail may be muddy depending on weather; closed toed, watertight shoes are recommended along with bringing water to drink. You are also welcome to join the Friends of Grafton Lakes State Park members’ potluck to follow, 4-7pm. Meet at the Grafton Lakes State Park Welcome Center, 254 Grafton Lakes State Park Way, Cropseyville, NY 12052. Sponsoring Organization Friends of Grafton Lakes State Park

Contact Information

mary.downey@parks.ny.gov
518-279-1155

Registration

There is a $6 per vehicle entrance fee to enter Grafton Lakes State Park on weekends after Labor Day in September.

Additional Information

Portions of the trail may be muddy depending on weather; closed toed, watertight shoes are recommended along with bringing water to drink.
Activities: You are also welcome to join the Friends of Grafton Lakes State Park members’ potluck to follow, 4-7pm on 9/ 28.

Event Duration (hours): 1
Difficulty: Easy
Length (miles): >1 mile
Path: Returns to start
Boots Needed: No

Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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