Introduction to Huntington, New York
Huntington, New York, in Suffolk county, is 10 miles NE of Levittown, New York and 30 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. Huntington has a population of approximately 18,403.
Richard Holbrook, Daniel Whitehead and Robert Williams purchased the land that now covers the town of Huntington from the Matinecock Indians on April 2, 1653. Early settlers were English people from Massachusetts and Connecticut. Jonas Houldsworth became the first schoolmaster of the area in 1657. Huntington was originally incorporated on November 30, 1666. It became a town on March 7, 1788.
Huntington and nearby Attractions
- Caumsett State Park
- Conklin Farmhouse Museum
- Joseph Lloyd Manor
- Heckscher Museum of Art
- Kissam House
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Things To Do In Huntington
There are several parks and playgrounds in Huntington. You can visit the Hecksher Park, Gold Star Beach, Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Caumsett State Park during your leisure hours. The Adventureland Amusement Park is also close to the town and is an ideal destination for a family daytrip. You can also visit the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. In addition, the town of Huntington organizes several festivals throughout the year.
JFK International is the nearest full-service airport.
Huntington Higher Education
The Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Long Island University- C. W. Post Campus, SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, Norwalk Community College and Hofstra University offer higher educational facilities.