Sunset Kayak Tour | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area


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Sunset Kayak Tour


Grafton Lakes State Park - Long pond - Boat House
252 Grafton Lakes State Park Way
Grafton, NY 12052

42.774879 -73.457694

County: Rensselaer
Region: Upper Hudson


  • September 28, 2024, 6:00PM, leave while sun is up return after sun goes down
Detailed Times/Hours Gates are open from 8am - 8pm there is an entrance fee of $6 on the weekends. The program should be late enough to avoid the entrance fee to the park, and the gate will be left open for exiting the park after the program.


Event Type Paddle Description Grafton Lakes has been hosting Guided kayak tours and they have been in high demand! The thing we've been hearing most is that people want a late kayak tour, so we're giving them one! This will be a guided paddle of Long pond, starting when the sun is up and returning when the sun has set. Organization Hosting the Event Grafton Lakes State Park Phone Number (518) 279-1155


Advance registration required.
Contact the Welcome center at (518) 279-1155 for registration at latest the day before the program. Deadline 9/26.

Additional Information

Long pond is a calm pond. On the worst days there is some heavy wind which will benefit and then hinder the paddle.
Additional Equipment Required: Participants may Bring their own Paddle equipment: Kayaks & Paddle Boards. If you do, bring safety equipment such as life vest. Limited slots for using Grafton equipment. Bring a headlamp if you have one!

Event Duration (hours): 2-3
Difficulty: Moderate
This event is NOT Suitable for children under: 14
Length (miles): 2
Boat: Boat provided.

Family Friendly: Yes
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? Yes
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