Introduction to West Hills, New York
West Hills History
A group of Englishmen arrived in this area in 1653. Huntington was officially incorporated as a town on March 7, 1788. Walt Whitman was born in the community of West Hills in 1819.
West Hills and nearby Attractions
- Huntington Historical Society
- West Hills County Park
- Old Westbury Gardens
- Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
- Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In West Hills
The Huntington Historical Society provides information on the historical and cultural background of the region. The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum houses exhibits related to 19th-century whaling and scrimshaw industries. The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park, the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, the Belmont Park Race Track and the Maritime Aquarium are all accessible from West Hills. Boating, fishing and horse riding opportunities are available from Belmont Lake State Park.
West Hills Transportation
Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
West Hills Higher Education
Hofstra University, SUNY College at Old Westbury and Suffolk County Community College-Western Campus are some of the nearby colleges and universities.