Introduction to Centerport, New York
Centerport was known as Little Cow Harbor during the 1700s. Its name was changed to Centreport in 1836, and again to Centerport in 1895. It was named because it is located between the eastern and western boundaries of Huntington Township. Camp Alvernia, the first Catholic summer camp in the US, was established in Centerport in 1888.
Centerport and nearby Attractions
- Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
- Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
- Bartlett Arboretum
- Belmont Lake State Park
- Centerport Beach
Things To Do In Centerport
Local museums include the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, the Heckscher Museum of Art and the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, while Cedarmere, Eagles Nest and Putnam Cottage are all accessible from Centerport as well. Belmont Lake State Park, Bethpage State Park and Hempstead Harbor Park are the local parks. The Bartlett Arboretum and Maritime Aquarium is a also popular local destinations.
Air transportation is available from John F Kennedy International Airport.
Centerport Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Adelphi University, Dowling College and Fairfield University.