Introduction to Islip, New York
Islip, New York, in Suffolk county, is 4 miles SE of Brentwood, New York and 40 miles E of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Nassau - Suffolk metro area, Islip is home to some 20,575 residents.
The present day Town of Islip was originally inhabited by Algonquin Native Americans. William Nicoll purchased the land from Sachem Winnequaheagh on November 29, 1683 and named his plantation Islip Grange after Islip, England. The district of Islip was established in 1710. It became a town in 1790. The area became a vacation spot for wealthy tourists from New York City at one time. Numerous lodges, mansions and country clubs were established in the town. The Long Island Railroad entered the town in 1844.
Islip and nearby Attractions
- Heckscher State Park
- Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
- George Washington Bridge
- Adventureland Amusement Park
- Long Island Maritime Museum
- Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Things To Do In Islip
Fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and other recreational activities are available at the the Broadway Avenue Park, Brookwood Hall Park, Casamento Park, Byron Lake Park, Hidden Pond Park, Ronkonkoma Beach and Park, Holbrook Park and Timberline Park. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Brentwood Country Club, Gull Haven Golf Club and Holbrook Country Club. The Adventureland Amusement Park, the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk and the Wildlife and Ecology Center at Holtsville are all popular local recreational spots as well.
Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is nearby.
Islip Higher Education
Dowling College, Saint Joseph's College-Suffolk, SUNY Stony Brook and Long Island University-Brentwood are the nearest colleges and universities.