20th annual Spring Egg Hunt

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March 23, 2013

12-2pm.

Belmont Lake State Park

North Babylon

All Ages

FREE

Event description: Egg hunts will be every 15 minutes. Children will be hunting for eggs in three groups; ages 4 and under; ages 5-6, and ages 7-9. In addition to the hunt, there will be a petting zoo, temporary tattoos, pony rides, environmental crafts, a visit by the Spring Bunny and more. All activities are free.

Address: 625 Belmont Road
North Babylon, NY 11703
Phone: 631-667-5055
Website: nysparks.com

About Belmont Lake State Park


Belmont Lake State Park, located in West Babylon is a 463-acre day use park bisected by Carll's Creek and Belmont Lake. The park, established in 1926 had been owned by August Belmont and served as farmland for some of Belmont's equestrian activities. Robert Moses chose this park to establish the regional headquarters for all state parks on Long Island in 1935, which serves the public today for region-wide permit sales, park administration and as headquarters for the New York State Park Police.

The park is primarily visited by families seeking outdoor gatherings, picnics, and informal sports activities. It provides a bucolic feeling adjacent to the Southern State Parkway at exit 38 among densely developed neighborhoods. Carll's Creek stretches 4.2 miles south to the Great South Bay with a trail for hiking and biking. Horseback riding is available through the nearby Babylon Riding Center (for information contact 631-587-7778). The 42-acre Belmont Lake is encircled by a similar path, making a total of 7.6 miles of multi-use trails. Paddle boats and rowboats are available for rent on the lake through the summer.






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