Introduction to Lake Grove, New York
Lake Grove, New York, in Suffolk county, is 8 miles NE of Brentwood, New York and 45 miles E of New York, New York. The village is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan statistical area. About 10,250 people live in Lake Grove.
Lake Grove History
This area was first settled in during the early years of the 18th century. The community built its first church in 1818, and had its first post office in 1870. Lake Grove has been known as Lakeland, New Village, Lakeville, West Middle Island and Ronkonkoma during various periods in its history. It settled on its present name during the mid-19th century. The name was derived from the groves of trees found near Lake Ronkonkoma. Lake Grove was incorporated in September of 1968.
Lake Grove and nearby Attractions
- Hamlet Wind Watch Golf Club
- Lake Ronkonkoma County Park
- Gould Pond
- Rocky Point State Natural Resource Management Area
- Long Island Museum
- Connecticut River State Park
Things To Do In Lake Grove
Lake Ronkonkoma has served as a popular recreation area since the early years of the 20th century. It provides facilities for swimming, fishing and boating. Lake Grove also has excellent shopping facilities. Moreover, the village sponsors numerous educational and recreational programs throughout the year. The area also has a number of parks and golf courses which provide further opportunities for rest and recreation.
Lake Grove Transportation
La Guardia Airport is nearby.
Lake Grove Higher Education
Suffolk County Community College, Dowling College and Saint Joseph's College provide courses in higher education.