Lake Day Returns This Saturday to Mohegan Lake

Kayak races will be held during Lake Day.

MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – Where can you enjoy fishing derbies for kids, boat races, local art, live music, all on the same day, at the same lakeside locale in Westchester County? Mohegan Lake.

Mohegan Lake’s annual Lake Day celebration is geared for family fun and is free and open to the public. Every year, the Mohegan Lake community comes together to host this lake-wide festival by opening all its beaches to the public. Sponsoring this yearly festival is the Mohegan Lake Improvement District (MLID), which works at promoting the lake's many recreational attributes and keeping alive its history as a long time popular, natural resource frequented for the past century by New York City and regional residents.

“The lake community has always enjoyed coming together to plan and host Lake Day, not only for the public to enjoy our wonderful lake, but to also raise awareness about the lake environment,” said Ken Belfer, president of MLID. All of the lake's beaches are hosting a wide variety of activities. A special “water taxi service” will shuttle folks between beaches from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are invited to take a dip and swim at any of the beaches.

Sign Up for E-News

Check MLID’s FaceBook page for more information:

Schedule of Events

Rock Hill Park (Holland Sporting Club)

  • 8–11:30 a.m.—Trailbuilding. Volunteer to help make a hiking trail around the park. Coordinated by Walt and Jane Daniels. Meet at park entrance on Horton Road. Bring gloves, pruning shears, sturdy shoes.

Mohegan Beach Park, 3338 Lakeshore Drive

  • 9–10:30 a.m.—Fishing Derby (kids 12 and under). Includes fishing lessons. Rods, reels, hooks, bobbers, line and nightcrawlers will be provided. Light refreshments.

Lake Mohegan Park (Section 1), 3250 Lakefront Ave.

  • Noon–12:30 p.m.—Future Plans for Rock Hill Park. Hear about Yorktown Recreation Commission's design for the park.
  • 12:30–2 p.m. Art on the Lake. See display and meet some of the local artists. Light refreshments.
  • 1–2:15 p.m. Boat Races (non-motorized)
  • 1 p.m.–Rowboats, 1:15 p.m.–Canoes, 1:30 p.m.–Kayaks, 1:45 p.m.–Standup Paddleboards, 2 p.m.—Sailboats. Note: Personal flotation devices are mandatory for all racers. Bring your own boat.

Mohegan Highlands Property Owners Association, 3395 Mohegan Ave.

  • 2–2:30 p.m.—Turtles: Presentation by Patricia Johnson, turtle advocate and wildlife rehabilitator                                     
  • 2:30–3:30 p.m.—Kids Games/Contests. Light refreshments.

Amazon Beach Park, 1610 Wenonah Trail

  • 3–4:15 p.m.—"State of the Lake" Q&A with the Board of Mohegan Lake Improvement District and Patrick Goodwin, lake management intern, SUNY Oneonta. Light refreshments.

Mohegan Colony Beach, 3094 Oak St.

  • 4:30–6 p.m.—Invasive Species Presentation and hands-on training by Samantha Epstein from Clearwater
  • 6–7 p.m.—Pot Luck Dinner
  • 7–8:30 p.m.—Live Music, Open Mike. Send name of band, story teller, poets, comics to
  • 8:30–8:45 p.m.—Chinese Floating Lanterns. Set one afloat!
  • 8:45–10:30 p.m.—Movie on Handball Court. Starting with cartoon shorts. Movie suitable for both adults and kids. (Bring your own chairs, popcorn and bug repellant.)

Water Taxi

  • Will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for transportation between beaches.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


God Is Just! Schneiderman Is Out!

Whenever you doubt that God is just, remember last Monday. That is the day New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned.

As you know, I have had him in my sights for a long time. He has squandered our tax dollars with more than 100 lawsuits against the Trump administration. Plus, his lawsuits against Big Oil and trying to nullify our double jeopardy laws. Most will go nowhere as ...

A Scientific Look at Decision-Making

Seven years ago, when I first began sharing my thoughts with you, I posed the question: What are the neurological mechanics of decision-making? I was referring not only to decisions about our actions, but also to the method by which we form our beliefs and preferences, political and otherwise. What inspired that inquiry, at that time, was my observation that our nation was increasingly polarized ...

Bias in Media, in Me, in You

While listening to an interview with a voter on my car radio, I thought I had excess ear wax that obstructed my hearing. The voter (whose name is Bruce) said this about one of the qualifications that a Senate or House candidate must have to earn his vote: “I don’t want anyone with ideas. We have enough of those already.”

I’m a journalist and have been one my entire ...

Cross My Legs and Hope to Die

One morning, I had a big cup of coffee as I usually do, and then I got in the car and drove 40 minutes to a clothing store I had been curious to check out. I don’t normally drive 40 minutes to go shopping, but since I am a stay-at-home mom and everyone knows we stay-at-home moms just spend our time shopping and eating bonbons, I figured, “What the hey.”

Having had the ...

Don’t Mix Politics with Business

May 17, 2018

When every year is an election year, it’s hard to avoid “talking” politics—but business leaders need to try.

The problem is that talking politics changes relationships. You quickly go from business owner or salesperson to Democrat, Republican, etc.

Putting a political sign in front of your business is a clear sign (literally) of your views. Not only do you tell your ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, May 23, 8:00 AM

Mercy College, Yorktown Heights

Business Enterprise and Employment Opportunity ...

Business & Finance

Fri, May 25, 10:30 AM

Yorktown Community Cultural Center, YORKTOWN HEIGHTS

Tai Chi for Women with Cancer

Health & Wellness

Sat, May 26, 12:00 PM

Club Fit, Jefferson Valley

Yoga for Women with Cancer

Health & Wellness

Yorktown Youth Soccer Club Roundup

May 18, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown’s Girls U9 Team, the Hurricanes, defeated the Poughkeepsie Fireflies with a 1-0 win at Hunterbrook Field in Yorktown.

Hurricane’s goalies Cameron Parise and Avery Pugliese shut out the Poughkeepsie offense with several key saves. Yorktown controlled the ball throughout the game with outstanding performances by midfielders Samantha Nastasi, Macey ...