Introduction to Elwood, New York
Elwood, New York, in Suffolk county, is 6 miles NW of Brentwood, New York and 34 miles E of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. Elwood has a population of 10,916.
Elwood is a census-designated hamlet and is a part of the Town of Huntington, which was incorporated on November 30, 1666. There are more than 12 unincorporated hamlets and 4 incorporated villages within the Town of Huntington. Elwood is also known as "The Heart of Huntington." Most of the early settlers of the area were English people who came from Massachusetts and Connecticut. It was first settled in by Europeans in the mid 1600s.
Elwood and nearby Attractions
- Berkeley Jackson County Park
- Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
- Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
- Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
- Adventureland Amusement Park
- Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Things To Do In Elwood
Some of the parks and recreational spots in Elmwood include Elwood Park, Pitts Park, Bethpage State Park, Berkeley Jackson County Park and Caumsett State Park. The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium is also a popular spot. You can also plan a day trip to the Heckscher Museum of Art, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, Northport Historical Museum and the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum to learn more about the local history.
Republic Airport is nearby.
Elwood Higher Education
Suffolk County Community College- Western Campus, Dowling College and SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale are some of the nearby institutes of higher education.