Grafton, New York provides a multitude of activities for guests to enjoy, especially for those who love the great outdoors. A town located within Rensselaer County, Grafton contains more lakes and ponds than any town in the rest of the county. And their beauty is astonishing.
Arts & Entertainment
MASS MoCA is short, scenic drive from the Stone House. This museum exhibits an array of awe-inspiring well-known and emerging artists. The museum also hosts memorable events all year round ranging from all genres of music, to dance parties, theater, and children's events. It's a favorite in the Berkshires to go back to time and time again.
About 15 minutes from the Stone House, Meissner's is one of the greatest, most dependable auction houses around. As an antique enthusiast myself, I enjoy the whole auction experience. Several items in the Stone House come from a variety of auction houses in the area. At a Meissner's auction (which are almost every Saturday) you can find just about anything. Whether you are interested in furniture, glass, memorabilia, toys, odd ball artwork, or other vintage finds you won't be disappointed! You can always preview in person, or online to scout out your prospects on AuctionZip.
Eat & Drink
This downtown Troy wine bar also features craft beer, coffee drinks, cheeses, small plates, confections and desserts.
This amazing pub is actually close by the stone house, luckily enough. Which means it's in the mountains close to not much else, but always busy regardless. Voted one of the top pubs in the area means it's worth the drive coming from Albany or Troy...but you can be there in 10 minutes! What are you waiting for? Go get your pint of ale on and enjoy some delicious grilled food.
A nice casual spot about 10 minutes from the Stone House. This place can get hopping on the weekends, and often has great live music. The stone and wood rustic interior, along with the beautiful outdoor seating makes it a nice relaxing family friendly spot to end your day. Open 5 days a week at 5:00 PM.
Just a few miles from the Grafton Stone House is the Grafton Lakes State Park, which offers guests a beach and several lakes. Whether you like to hike or bike, swim or fish, snowmobile or snow shoe, ice skate or cross-country ski, there are plenty of activities to do in Grafton Lakes State Park year-round.
Have you ever seen a peace pagoda before? They’re Buddhist monuments designed to inspire peace and promote world peace. Originally built in Japanese cities after the atomic bombings of the 1900s, more than 80 peace pagodas have since built built around the world. There are only two in the United States, and one is in Grafton, NY.
A quick drive from the Stone House, Jiminy Peak has long been a favorite. It features great slopes for skiing, and a host of warm weather activities. The adventure parks during the Spring, Summer, and Fall have host an impressive array of activities for every age. In Winter, the ski slopes offer enough to support beginners and still please experts.
This lovely state park is about 7 miles from the Stone House. There is a beautiful lake with sandy beach to lounge at or swim. The park is a favorite for hiking , mountain biking, and cross-country ski enthusiasts. Fishing is also popular here, all year round!
Brodie Mountain is the highest peak in Massachusetts, and offers a great terrain for winter sports enthusiasts. A quick drive from the Stone House and now owned by Jiminy Peak, you can purchase one pass you can hit both mountains easily!