Introduction to Hampton Bays, New York
Hampton Bays, New York, in Suffolk county, is 35 miles SE of West Haven, Connecticut and 77 miles E of New York, New York. The people of the town are in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. Hampton Bays has a population of 12,236.
Hampton Bays History
The earliest settlements in this area took place around 1740. Early settlers called this area "Good Ground" and it went on to become the chief hamlet out of the eleven that were present in the region. Most of these hamlets consisted of a couple of families and a schoolhouse. The eleven hamlets developed and attracted tourists from New York City. In 1922, they merged to form Hampton Bays.
Hampton Bays and nearby Attractions
- Sears Bellows County Park
- Big Duck Museum
- Southampton Historical Museum
- Parrish Art Museum
- Hubbard County Park
- Indian Island County Park
Things To Do In Hampton Bays
Opportunities for a wide assortment of activities are available in Hampton Bays. The Sears Bellows County Park is spread over a huge expanse of land and provides facilities for many different activities. It has nature trails that provide opportunities for hiking and biking. Its beaches also provide opportunities for recreation.
Hampton Bays Transportation
John F. Kennedy International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Hampton Bays Higher Education
SUNY at Stony Brook, Saint Joseph's College and Suffolk County Community College are in the neighborhood.