Introduction to Ronkonkoma, New York
Ronkonkoma, New York, in Suffolk county, is 7 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 45 miles E of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area. There are an estimated 20,029 people in Ronkonkoma.
Ronkonkoma is a census designated hamlet located in the Town of Islip, which was first settled in by Europeans in the 1680s. Islip gained the status of a town in 1790 and presently includes around 4 incorporated villages and more than 20 unincorporated hamlets. The area was originally inhabited by the Algonquin Indians. The name of the hamlet can be translated to the 'resting place of the wild geese,' 'fishing place,' and 'white sand.'
Ronkonkoma and nearby Attractions
- Long Island Museum
- Lake Ronkonkoma Park
- Hallock Fitz-Greene Homestead Museum
- Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
- Wildwood State Park
- Fire Island National Seashore
Things To Do In Ronkonkoma
Ronkonkoma offers facilities for a number of recreational activities. Cedar Grove Beach, Belmont Lake State Park, Heckscher State Park, Caumsett State Park and Robert Moses State Park are all popular local tourist spots. The Caumsett State Historic Park, Marshall Field III estate and the Long Island Maritime Museum are great places to learn more about the history of the area. You can also enjoy fishing and boating on Lake Ronkonkoma.
Ronkonkoma offers easy access to the Long Island Mac Arthur Airport.
Ronkonkoma Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued from the Dover Technical School, Dowling College, Suffolk County Community College - Western Campus and Sacred Heart University.