Introduction to Middle Island, New York
Middle Island History
The history of the community began in 1766, when the first Presbyterian Church was constructed and Rev. David Rose served as pastor. In the same year, a cemetery was built and in 1813, the first schoolhouse was established. Pfeiffer's Store, a typical country store that served the area for more than 100 years, was the center of social activity during those years. Alonzo Chappel settled near the Corwin's Pond in 1869, and the lake was thereafter named "Artist Lake". The community was christened "Middle Island" because of its location between the Eastern and Western boundaries of Long Island, as well as the Northern and Southern ends. It is now a part of the Town of Brookhaven.
Middle Island and Nearby Attractions
- Suffolk County Historical Society
- Marshall Field III estate
- Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
- Hillwood Art Museum
- Fire Island National Seashore
- Cathedral Pines County Park
Things To Do In Middle Island
Suffolk County Historical Society, Long Island Museum, Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum, and Long Island Maritime Museum have artifacts and memorabilia depicting the region's natural, cultural, and historical background. Opportunities for golf are available at the Middle Island Country Club, Mill Pond Golf Course, and Spring Lake Golf Club. Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Marshall Field III estate, and Thomas Griswold House are some of the historic sites in the area. Middle Island, which is home to the Cathedral Pines County Park, is situatedupon 320 acres and features biking trails and open camp sites. Fire Island National Seashore is another popular place to visit.
Middle Island Transportation
Long Island Mac Arthur is the closest major airport.
Middle Island Higher Education
Colleges near Middle Island are Dowling College, New York Institute of Technology - Central Islip, Saint Joseph's College - Suffolk, and SUNY Stony Brook.