Editor’s Note: This Saturday’s stormy forecast caused the state parks department to reschedule the Great Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Sail for Sunday, Oct. 28, according to published reports. Scroll down to see details.
The state parks department has a fun way to celebrate the fall season, and one not that many Long Islanders may know about.
Those pumpkins, which are placed on flotation devices, will set sail this Sunday, Oct. 28, at 6:15 p.m.
The first 50 jack-o’-lantern to be received at the park Saturday will set sail.
The jack-o’-lanterns must be the size of soccer ball or basketball, and must be dropped off the day-of, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Belmont Lake State Park Boat Dock, according to the parks department’s special event coordinator, Abigail Scharadin.
In addition to sailing, there will also be free family-fun activities at the park from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Between then, there will be trick or treating, a kid-friendly spooky house, a petting zoo, and children’s games.
For more information about the day, and for weather updates, call NYS Park Department at 631-321-3510.
Top: Floating jack-o’-lanterns from a previous sail at Belmont Lake State Park. (Credit: Facebook)