Introduction to Riverhead, New York
Riverhead, New York is 28 miles SE of West Haven, Connecticut and 70 miles E of New York, New York. It is in Suffolk county and part of the Nassau- Suffolk metro area. The population of Riverhead is 10,513.
The present day town of Riverhead was established on March 13, 1792. Prior to that, it was a part of Southold. Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the area. In 1742, the land was divided among the white settlers. The first town meeting was held on April 3, 1792. At the time of its inception, the town was known as River Head. Later on, the two words were merged and the name of the town became Riverhead.
Riverhead and nearby Attractions
- Dinosaur Walk Museum of Riverhead
- Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
- Hallockville Museum Farm
- Railroad Museum of Long Island
- Wildwood State Park
- Splish Splash Water Park
Things To Do In Riverhead
Riverhead offers the opportunity to enjoy a number of recreational facilities. You can visit the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium and the Dinosaur Walk Museum of Riverhead during your leisure hours. You can also visit the Indian Island County Park, Railroad Museum of Long Island, Wildwood State Park and the Hallockville Museum Farm and Folklife Center. The Splish Splash Water Park is another popular tourist haunt, especially among children, near Riverhead.
Air transportation is available from Tweed - New Haven Airport.
Riverhead Higher Education
Suffolk County Community College- Eastern Campus and Central Suffolk School of Radiologic Technology lie within the town.