Introduction to Baldwin Harbor, New York
Baldwin Harbor History
Native Americans of the Algonquin tribe originally inhabited this region. In 1643, the Native Americans and English colonists signed a treaty and the area was settled by people from the English colony of Connecticut. The community of Baldwin Harbor, which was named in honor of the politician Francis P. Baldwin, was included in the hamlet of Baldwin until about 1990. It is currently a census-designated place in the Town of Hempstead.
Baldwin Harbor and Nearby Attractions
- Old Westbury Gardens
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
- African American Museum
- Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
- Flushing Meadows - Corona Park
- Bronx Zoo
Things To Do In Baldwin Harbor
Baldwin Harbor is close to numerous museums including the African American Museum, the Long Island Children's Museum, the Queens County Farm Museum, the Rock Hall Museum, and the Fine Arts Museum of Long Island. Old Westbury Gardens, a 1906 mansion of John S. Phipps, is a historic site nearby. A variety of recreational opportunities are provided by the Flushing Meadows - Corona Park, Belmont Lake State Park, Bethpage State Park, Riverside Park, Jones Beach State Park, and Hempstead Lake State Park. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, which houses the largest living collection of freshwater reptiles, fish, and amphibians, is another popular destination in the area.
Baldwin Harbor Transportation
John F Kennedy International Airport is the closest major airport.
Baldwin Harbor Higher Education
Nassau Community College, Adelphi University, and Hofstra University are colleges close to Baldwin Harbor.