Introduction to North Bellport, New York
North Bellport History
Adrian Block, a Dutch explorer, became the first European to visit the region in 1614. English colonists arrived in the mid 17th century, and Dutch settlers ceded control of the area to the English. Suffolk County was established in 1683. Farming, fishing and shipbuilding were the early industries. After World War II, extensive housing development occurred in the area. A number of educational institutions were also established in the area. The community of North Bellport is now a part of the Town of Brookhaven, which was incorporated in 1686.
North Bellport and nearby Attractions
- Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum
- Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
- Fire Island National Seashore
- Heckscher State Park
- Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
- Hillwood Art Museum
Things To Do In North Bellport
The Suffolk County Historical Society, the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum and the Long Island Museum are some of the local museums. The Long Island Maritime Museum features maritime exhibits and also includes a research center. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Roslyn Grist Mill, Caumsett State Historic Park, Marshall Field III estate and the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park are some of the historic sites located nearby. Fire Island National Seashore is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Great South Bay. Apart from 32 miles of beach, public marinas, and nature trails, it includes 15 hamlets and two villages. Visitors can also enjoy fishing, boating, camping and picnicking at the Heckscher State Park, Captree State Park, Robert Moses State Park and Wildwood State Park. Spring Lake Golf Club is the local golf course.
North Bellport Transportation
Air transportation is available from Long Island Mac Arthur Airport.
North Bellport Higher Education
Colleges near North Bellport include Saint Josephs College-Suffolk Campus, Dowling College and Suffolk County Community College-Ammerman Campus.