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The 8th annual Great Jack-O'-Lantern Spectacular Sail

The 8th annual Great Jack-O'-Lantern Sail will feature donated carved pumpkins which are lit and placed on boats that are pulled around the lake by kayaks at dusk. Children's activities include crafts, games, trick-or-treat stations and a not-so-scary ‘Spooky Den'.

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About Belmont Lake State Park

625 Belmont Road

North Babylon, NY

631-667-5055


    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.