Introduction to Mastic, New York
Mastic, New York, in Suffolk county, is 21 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 59 miles E of New York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. Mastic has a population of 15,436.
Mastic was originally known as Forge and was occupied by the Algonquian-speaking Native Americans. It derived its name from an Algonquian term meaning "big stream." It is a censu’sdesignated hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven.
Mastic and nearby Attractions
- Animal Farm Petting Zoo
- Smith Point Park Beach
- BNL Science Museum
- Bellport - Brookhaven Historical Society Museum
- Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
- Fire Island National Seashore
Things To Do In Mastic
In Mastic, you can enjoy several recreational facilities. You can visit the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum, Long Island Maritime Museum, Hallockville Museum Farm, Long Island Museum or the Hillwood Art Museum. Wildwood State Park, Heckscher State Park, Smith Point Park Beach and Fire Island National Seashore are all within easy access of the town. The Wildlife and Ecology Center at Holtsville and the Splish Splash Waterpark are ideal destinations for a day trip with family and friends.
The Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is nearby.
Mastic Higher Education
Saint Joseph's College- Suffolk Campus, SUNY at Stony Brook and Suffolk County Community College- Western Campus offer facilities in higher education.