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West Babylon, Long Island, New York

Obscura Day 2015: Urban Foraging in Belmont Lake State Park

"Wildman" Steve Brill takes us on an edible journey through this hidden gem of Long Island.

Join "Wildman" Steve Brill for an edible walking tour through Belmont Lake State Park!

Belmont Lake State Park is located in West Babylon, Long Island and is bisected by Carll's Creek and Belmont Lake. The park was originally established by August Belmont in 1926 and is used today as the headquarters for all state parks in Long Island. Not only is Belmont Lake home to a wide array of plants and flowers, it is also home to many wild animals.

"Wildman" Steve Brill is the leading expert on urban foraging and will lead you on an edible walking tour through Belmont Lake State Park. The trail will be lush with wild greens, medicinal plants, flowers and mushrooms which all possess abilities to help sustain a healthy life. Pokeweed, poor man's pepper, burdock, and sassafras are just some of the wild herbs, plants and roots that will be seen on the tour. 


Tickets: $20 each
Belmont Lake State Park
625 Belmont Avenue
West Babylon, NY 11704
The meetup - Please meet in front of the building with the concession stand along the main parking lot. Please dress for hiking and rough terrain
Restrooms will be available at the beginning, during the lunch break and at the end of the excursion
Please bring: plastic bags for veggies and herbs, brown bags for mushrooms, drinking water, and a lunch
Digging tool is optional
Absolutely no open-toe shoes and no smoking