Introduction to Hauppauge, New York
Hauppauge, New York, in Suffolk county, is 3 miles NE of Brentwood, New York and 41 miles E of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Nassau - Suffolk metro area, Hauppauge is home to some 20,100 residents.
Hauppauge is a census-designated hamlet partly located in Islip and partly in Smithtown. Algonquin Native Americans originally inhabited the area. In fact, the hamlet derived its name from an Algonquian term meaning "swampy area." It is home to the Hauppauge Industrial Park, which is the largest industrial park on Long Island and the second largest of its kind in the United States.
Hauppauge and nearby Attractions
- Long Island Museum
- Sunken Meadow State Park
- Country Fair Entertainment Park
- Fire Island National Seashore
- Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
- Adventureland Amusement Park
Things To Do In Hauppauge
The Long Island Museum, the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park and the Caumsett State Historic Park are all accessible from Hauppauge. Local parks include Weld Park, Belmont Lake State Park, Jones Beach State Park, Greengate Park and Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The Hamlet Wind Watch Golf and Country Club is home to the local golf course.
Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is nearby.
Hauppauge Higher Education
Long Island University-Brentwood, Suffolk County Community College-Western Campus, Norwalk Community College and Dowling College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.