Northeast of Albany and Grafton, the Grafton Lakes State Park has over 20 miles of trails open to hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The park is located on the 1,500 feet forested mountain plateau between the Taconic and Hudson Valleys. The 2.5 mile Spruce Bog Trail is a popular starting point for exploring this park.
To reach the trailhead from Albany, head north on US787 to Troy. Head east on SR2 to Grafton. The trailhead parking lot is located just north of town near the park office.
Overall, Spruce Bog Trail is the 32nd most popular cross country ski area of all 61 Nordic ski destinations in New York.