Introduction to North Merrick, New York
North Merrick, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles E of Hempstead, New York and 22 miles E of New York, New York. The town is included in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 11,844 people lived in North Merrick.
North Merrick History
North Merrick is a census designated place in Nassau County. It was originally inhabited by Native Americans and the area was named after an Indian tribe. The community is located within the Town of Hempstead, which was first settled in by Europeans in 1644. The early settlers were mostly from the English colony of Connecticut. Hempstead includes over 20 incorporated villages and around 35 unincorporated hamlets.
North Merrick and nearby Attractions
- Jones Beach State Park
- Adventureland Amusement Park
- Hempstead Lake State Park
- Bronx Zoo
- Brooklyn Children's Museum
Things To Do In North Merrick
North Merrick has several recreational facilities. You can visit the Valley Stream State Park, Bethpage State Park, Jones Beach State Park and Hempstead Lake State Park during your leisure hours. The Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, Hicksville Gregory Museum, African American Museum, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island and the Long Island Children's Museum are also close to the community. You can also plan a day trip to the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and the Children's Museum of Manhattan.
North Merrick Transportation
The nearest airport is Republic Airport.
North Merrick Higher Education
Hofstra University and New York Institute of Technology- Old Westbury are close by.