Introduction to Baldwin, New York
Baldwin, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles S of Hempstead, New York and 20 miles E of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. Baldwin has a population of 23,455.
The area now known as Baldwin was originally inhabited by the Merrick Native Americans. The first church of the area was established in 1810 and the first school was built in 1833. The present day town of Baldwin was founded in 1855 and was named Baldwinsville in honor of Thomas Baldwin. The South Side Railroad first entered the area in 1867.
Baldwin and nearby Attractions
- Jones Beach State Park
- Belmont Park race track
- African American Museum
- Hempstead Lake State Park
- Brooklyn Children's Museum
- The Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach
Things To Do In Baldwin
Coes Neck Park, Silver Lake Park, Lido Beach Town Park, Lofts Pond Park and Milburn Creek Park are all popular spots and destinations in Baldwin. The Adventureland Amusement Park is also worth paying a visit to. The Children's Museum of Manhattan, the Bronx Zoo, the Cradle of Aviation Museum, the Tackapausha Museum and Preserve and the Fine Arts Museum of Long Island are all nearby.
John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.
Baldwin Higher Education
Nassau Community College, Hofstra University and Adelphi University are nearby institutions of higher education.