Introduction to Bohemia, New York
Bohemia, New York, in Suffolk county, is 6 miles E of Brentwood, New York (center to center) and 45 miles E of New York, New York.
Bohemia was founded in 1855. The early settlers were Slavic immigrants from a hilly village around Kadan in Bohemia. The name Bohemia was derived from this region in the Czech Republic. Bohemia is located in Suffolk County, which is on the eastern side of Long Island, New York. It was formed in 1683. Originally, the region was predominantly agricultural, with temperate weather, fertile soil, and an abundant supply of clean water.
Bohemia and Nearby Attractions
- American Airpower Museum
- Marshall Field III Estate
- Heckscher State Park
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
- Wildlife and Ecology Center
Things To Do In Bohemia
Museums in the area include the American Airpower Museum, the Northport Historical Museum, and the Heckscher Museum of Art, all of which have historical artifacts on display. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium has a large collection of fish, reptiles, and amphibians. The Heckscher State Park offers provisions for swimming, boating, hiking, skiing, and walking on trails.
Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Bohemia Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Dowling College, Saint Josephs College, Suffolk County Community College, and Sacred Heart University.