Parks Corner

The Great Jack-O’-Lantern Sail at Belmont Lake State Park

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Great Jack-o’-Lantern Sail on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Belmont Lake State Park. Festivities begin at 3:00PM; the Jack-o’-Lanterns will set sail at approximately 6:15PM.

Everyone is welcome to join this spooky celebration! In addition to the Jack-o’-Lantern Sail on the lake at dusk, there will be a kid friendly spooky house, balloon twisting, trick or treating, Frankenstein on stilts, a petting zoo, children’s games and more! Halloween costumes are optional but encouraged. Don’t forget a trick or treat bag! All activities are free!

If you would like to have your jack o’ lantern in the sail, register at Registration is limited to the first 100 carved pumpkins. Pumpkins must be between the size of a soccer ball and a basketball and dropped off at Belmont Lake State Park the day of the event between 10:00am and 2:00pm. For additional information, please call Recreation Department at (631) 321-3510.

This event is sponsored by the Natural Heritage Trust and Connoisseur Media Long Island (WALK 97.5, KJOY 98.3, 103.1 MAXFM, & 94.3 The Shark). Corporate contributors include North Atlantic Canoe and Kayak, Inc..

For more information please call Belmont Lake State Park at (631) 667-5055 or the Long Island State Park Region Recreation Department at (631) 321-3510 weekdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm or visit the Facebook page LI State Parks Recreation.

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