About Long Island
Long Island is the region located in the southern part of New York State that extends 118 miles east from New York City. It is the largest island in the contiguous US but only 23 miles at its widest point north to south. To the north of us is the Long Island Sound and to the south is the Atlantic Ocean.
With a 2015 Census estimate of 7,838,722 people, and such close proximity to New York City, Long Island offers an incredible diversity of experiences, from outdoor activities at our beaches and parks to outstanding cultural and entertainment venues.
With dozens of golf courses and country clubs on Long Island you can find a foursome, mixed doubles (if you’re into tennis) or any of a number of sporting opportunities. And for the outdoors-person Long Island offers many waterfowl, and game hunting and both fresh water, salt water and off shore fishing opportunities with many party and private fishing boats going out year round
Here are some hunting and fishing links:
We are one of the foremost vinicultural regions in the world, which means our wines and wineries are world class. Pair a wine tour with one of the amazing culinary opportunities in the region and you will have no trouble planning an outing that delights the senses. Most of our stunning wineries are open year round for tastings and exploration.
Here are a few links that tell you what you need to know about the Long Island wine scene:
Let’s not forget the Hamptons! Who knows, you might run into a starlet or a corporate magnate as you stroll down the shopping district in Southampton or maybe even a food celebrity or musician in Amagansett. And Montauk is literally “the end” with fishing, surfing, music, arts and everything else you can imagine. The Hamptons:
Our hospital is less than 5 miles to the Atlantic shoreline – where you can find beaches, marinas and innumerable dining and entertainment options. Whether you like the north shore’s pebbly beaches on the sound side of the island or the world famous beaches of the south shore with their white sandy beaches on the Atlantic Ocean – when it comes to beaches, Long Island has you covered. Here are a few helpful links for exploring all our shores have to offer:
It takes about an hour and a half to drive or take the train from Patchogue to New York City! You can easily plan an evening in the Big Apple any day of the week, take in a Broadway show, see a museum, shop or simply stroll through Central Park – the list of things to do is endless. Here are just a few links to get your research started:
Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts – The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is an essential asset to the town of Patchogue. Located on Main Street, the theatre is responsible for bringing about 125,000 – 130,000 people to the town per year, and is a hotspot for Patchogue.
Shore Front Park – The Shorefront Park plays host to a variety of Outdoor events. In late Spring the there are concerts, playsand boat racing plus the Great South Bay Music Festival and other carnivals & fairs, many cultural events and sports. You don’t want to miss the 4th of July fireworks either! There is also a network pathways on the Park’s shore side where you can jog or bicycle or just enjoy the spectacular views of the Great South Bay.
The Bellport Brookhaven Historical Society – Devoted to the preservation and interpretation of Long Island’s past, and the history of the Bellport, Brookhaven and East Patchogue area.
The Village Silversmith – A unique gallery and jewelry experience!