Introduction to East Northport, New York
East Northport, New York, in Suffolk county, is 7 miles NW of Brentwood, New York and 35 miles E of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Nassau-Suffolk metropolitan area with. East Northport’s population is approximately 20,845.
East Northport History
The first Europeans in East Northport were travelers from New England who settled on the eastern side of Long Island. The settlement stretched as far west as Hempstead. A small group of these settlers went in search of more land in 1653, and they settled in Huntington Village, which was then occupied by Algonquin Native Americans. Englishmen purchased East Northport from the Native Americans on July 30, 1656. The new landowners named the town Larkfield, but it was eventually renamed East Northport in 1910.
East Northport and nearby Attractions
- Bartlett Arboretum
- Clay Pitts Park
- Northport Historical Museum
- Captain's Cove Seaport
- Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
- Makamah Park Preserve
Things To Do In East Northport
Local parks and recreational areas include Jones Beach State Park, Cantiague Park, Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Elwood Park and Sunshine Acres. Fire Island National Seashore has 32 miles of sandy beaches, public hiking trails and camping grounds. The Long Island Maritime Museum, the Cradle of Aviation Museum, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, the Northport Historical Museum and the Old Bethpage Village Restoration are some local historical sites and museums.
East Northport Transportation
John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.
East Northport Higher Education
Colleges near East Northport include SUNY Farmingdale, Long Island University-Brentwood, Saint Joseph's College-Suffolk and Norwalk Community College.