What to do in Cherry Plain State Park

Cherry Plain State Park lies in the Saratoga Capital District where recreation runs high. This day use park receives thousands of visitors each year who enjoy the bridle path, hiking trails, bike paths, fishing access and hunting grounds. White-tailed deer and small game hunting only.

Cherry Plain State Park has a sandy beach on Black River Pond, with bathhouse and comfort station nearby. Picnic grounds and a boat launch are adjacent to the beach. The park also has bridle paths and hiking, biking and nature trails that serve for cross-country skiing in winter. Anglers fish for bass, bullheads and pickerel and may also ice fish in winter.

Visitors to Cherry Plain State Park will find a lovely sandy beach, fishing opportunities, a picnic area, boat launch, and several multi-use trails suitable for horses, bicycles, walkers and cross-country skiers. Ice fishing and snowmobiling are enjoyed in winter as well.

Located adjacent to Black River Pond, Cherry Plain State Park is located off SR 22 and Black River Road, 22 miles north of Stephentown.

The Cherry Plain State Park area has a varied climate with average January temperatures ranging from 14 to 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 36 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. A slender parcel along the eastern state line receive the heaviest precipitation.

Long Pond Road, P.O. Box 163
Grafton, NY 12082

Phone: 518-733-5400

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