2019 Lake Boon Water Carnival


Friday, Aug 30th evening through Monday afternoon, Sept 2nd, a 100-year old tradition with old fashioned summer entertainment for all ages sponsored by the Lake Boon Association.

Friday Night 8/30, 7:30-9:30 pmSunset at the Beach 

Enjoy the sunset at Pine Bluffs Stow Town Beach, roast marshmallows and watch for the music boat about 9:30.

Friday Night 8/30, 7:30-11 pmMusic Boat & Lighting of the Lake 

The music boat will begin in the second (south) basin at 7:30 pm, going around counter-clockwise and then into the first (north) basin about 9:15 pm going counterclockwise.  All are invited to sit by the shore or go out in a boat, canoe or kayak (all must have lights) as the Lake Boon music boat passes by, featuring the Dwayne Haggins Band performing country-blues-rock.  The music boat may be viewed at the Stow Town Beach/Pine Bluffs Recreation Area about 9:30 pm.

Lake residents are encouraged to participate in “lighting of the lake” with small lights or luminaries (but not bright flood lights please) along the shoreline. In case of bad weather the music boat may be postponed to Saturday night–call 978-562-2203 after 6 pm for a recorded message.

Saturday 8/31, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Carnival Beach Day

Stow Town Beach/Pine Bluffs Recreation Area

9:30 – Canoe races

10:45 – Field races

11:30 – 1:00 – Lunch

12:30 – Children’s entertainment

1:30 – Swimming races

2:30 – Beach games

Prizes are awarded for many of the races. There will be face painting, balloon toss, pie eating contests, and much more. Bring a picnic or purchase a grilled lunch prepared by the Lake Boon Association. A variety of LBA T-shirts, bags and lake history books will also be available for purchase.

Sunday 9/1, 10:00 am – 12:00 am  Historical Lake Tour

Residents are invited to join a narrated tour aboard a pontoon boat for a slow cruise around the lake, pointing out the famous and infamous highlights of Lake Boon’s past and present. Adults 18 and older wishing to join the cruise must make a reservation with Dave Gray at grayscale@earthlink.net or 781-856-5158 as seating may be limited.

Sunday 9/1, 2:15 – 4:00  Annual Decorated Boat Parade

The parade begins at the First Basin Narrows Buoy with registration on the water before 2:15 pm, and continues counter-clockwise around the first (north) basin and then to the second (south) basin. Off-lake residents can view the boat parade at the Stow Town Beach about 2:30 pm. We want to thank past supporters including Main Street Pizza, Honey Pot Hill Orchard, Stow House of Pizza, Brothers Pizza, CJ’s of Hudson and Sudbury and the Lake Boone Ice Company. In addition to prizes for the best decorated boats there is a prize for the most enthusiastic shore party so get out there and cheer on the boats!

Admission to the beach Saturday, Sunday and Monday, is free and a great opportunity to enjoy the improvements made there by the Stow Recreation Commission.

Monday 9/2, 2:00 – 4:00  Sailing Regatta

During Labor Day quiet hours and weather permitting, join other sailors for informal cruising and ad hoc racing in the first basin beginning at the Pine Point buoy. Each participating boat will receive an LBA T-shirt. Slow power boaters and landlubbers at the Town Beach are welcome to observe ‘the tall ships of Lake Boon’ in action.

Found: Chocolate labrador on North Shore Drive

dog1.jpgUpdate: The dog has been reunited with his owner.

This male chocolate lab was found running on North Shore Drive without any tags. It was thundering so he followed a neighbor home and hung out in the yard while the homeowners waited to see if anyone was looking for him.

Since they didn’t spot anyone searching for him and didn’t want the dog to get hit by a car out on the street, they called Stow Animal Control. The dog is now with the animal control officer at her home. If this is your dog you can pick him up by contacting the Stow Police Department at (978) 897-4545.



Lake Boon Commission meets July 22

This is the rescheduled meeting which will include interview and recommendation to Stow Selectmen of the replacement for Don Hawkes on the commission. The recommendation will come before the Selectmen the next evening, same building.

Lake Boon Commission Meeting
7:00 PM, July 22, 2019
Stow Town Building
380 Great Road, Stow MA


  • Public Comment
  • Meeting Minutes
  • LBC Commissioner Interviews & Recommendation
  • Bills for Payment
  • New Business for Next Meeting
  • Date of Next Meeting
  • Adjourn

Stay safe this July 4th

Let’s enjoy celebrating the 4th of July on the lake with the fine summer weather forecast. With so many boats and swimmers out there, please be extra cautious, especially at night when visibility (and audibility with fireworks) are very limited.

  • Boats must have lights visible all around.
  • Any night-time swimmers must stay very close to shore.
  • Pontoon boats should only use navigation lights; docking (head) lights are only for docking or emergency use and tend to blind other boaters.

Remember:  in any of the narrows, during quiet hours of 2-6 p.m. holidays and Sundays, and at night, minimal no-wake speed is the rule.