Introduction to Oakdale, New York
Eliphalet Snedecor ran a tavern in this region and was instrumental in bringing business barons to this region. In 1866, wealthy patrons competed to create superb establishments in the forest near Great South Bay. The most prominent of these patrons was William K. Vanderbilt, the grandson of railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt. A number of extravagant, lavish homes were soon built in the area.
Oakdale and nearby Attractions
- American Airpower Museum
- Caumsett State Historic Park
- Belmont Lake State Park
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
- Blue Mountain
Things To Do In Oakdale
Local museums include the American Airpower Museum, the Long Island Museum and the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum. Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park, Bethpage State Park and Heckscher State Park are some of the nearby parks and recreational areas. Local festivals include the Fire Island Film & Video Festival, held every September, and the Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, held every October.
Flights are available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Oakdale Higher Education
Dowling College, Long Island University-Brentwood and the New York College of Health Professions are the local colleges.