Welcome to the Friends of Grafton Lakes State Park.

We are a growing group of volunteers who love our beautiful backyard park. We clear trails, lead and join hikes, kayak and fish. We love the flora and fauna of this Rensselaer Plateau jewel. 

Our work is supported by Membership dues and Member participation. We hope you will consider joining us, or simply making a donation. Follow the map below and come for a visit. 

What's Up?

We are starting the Year 2018 in a new and exciting direction here in Grafton.

The Friends are offering as an incentive for you all to JOIN / RENEW your membership this year, the following opportunity.

With your paid membership for this year, each Membership paid will receive one Raffle Ticket for a chance to win a 2018-2019 NYS Empire Passport Card, which is being supplied by FGLSP, as a Members-Only opportunity, and a 'Thank You' for your support.

People can JOIN / RENEW their Membership by clicking the link below and using the DONATE button or by sending payment by Mail, however ONLY Memberships paid/received by January 31, 2018 will be given chances for the Raffle of the Passport Card. People will also be able to JOIN / RENEW their membership at the Friends Table at the Grafton Winterfest, on January 27, 2018.

Once payment has been received, I will receive an email confirmation for your Membership renewal and will enter your name into the Raffle for the 2018-2019 NYS Empire Passport Card.

Once you are a Member, or have renewed your membership, you may also make additional donations using the same Hyperlink, and these will be used to credit you for additional Raffle Tickets for the drawing, for any donations received up until January 31, 2018 at midnight.

IN ADDITION..... If you are a Member of Friends, at ANY LEVEL (Senior, Individual, Family) you can purchase additional Raffle Tickets at the Friends Table at the 2018 Winterfest, for $1 per Ticket, with no limit.

Only Members of FGLSP will be eligible for the raffle. The Drawing for the 2018-2019 NYS Empire Passport Card will be done at the February 2018 Board Meeting.

As always, NEW MEMBERS are welcome to join, so spread the word!

For those people not familiar with the Empire Passport Card program......It is a Card which pays for your Gate / Entrance Fee for any vehicle at ANY State Park in New York, for an entire year, not just at Grafton and Cherry Plain!

The card used to be a window sticker, but now a person can use it between different vehicles, which is a huge improvement.

Join us and help us as we build the Friends of Grafton group so that we can work towards giving more opportunities to our Members and being able to give more support to our Park!

Thanks again for your support of Friends!                           


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