Star Party Directions & Maps


Octagon Barn

Octagon Barn star parties and lecture series are held monthly on Fridays from April-November. The barn is located at 588 Middle Road, Delanson NY 12053

Landis Arboretum

At the Arboretum, a reflective “Star Party” sign will be placed at the entrance to the Meeting House driveway. It is on the right up Lape Road beyond the farmhouse and main parking area. There is a locked gate at the entrance of the drive, and if you arrive too early, it may not be open.

Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

56 Game Farm Rd.
Delmar, NY 12054

Grafton Lakes State Park – Deerfield Pavilion area

Take Route 2 east out of Troy, NY to the town of Grafton. Bear right at sign for entrance to Grafton Lakes State Park. Deerfield Pavilion is on left less than 1 mile in on entrance road.
Winter entrance to Grafton Lakes State Park – use in off-season if main gate is closed. Go past entrance to Grafton Lakes State Park into village of Grafton. Left on No. Long Pond Road. Look for park entrance. The gate should be open. Turn right on main park road, Deerfield Pavilion is on left.

Cherry Plain State Park

NYS Rt. 43 east to Rt. 22. Turn left. About 6 miles to CC Dam Road with sign for Cherry Plain SP. Turn left, you are heading west. CC Dam Rd. becomes Black River Rd. then becomes Miller road and turns to the north. About 2.5 miles in from Rt. 22 look for the entrance to Cherry Plain SP. Turn left. Take first left past park entrance booth. If you arrive prior to 5 PM they may require a car admission fee. You can park outside and walk in the remaining 1/4 mile or drive in.

Larger Size Regional Map

Click here for a regional map with locations  of observatories and parks used for star parties