Introduction to Copiague, New York
Copiague, New York, in Suffolk county, is 6 miles SE of Levittown, New York and 30 miles E of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. There are an estimated 21,922 people in Copiague.
Copiague was once occupied by the Massapequa Indians. Settlers from Huntington purchased land from local tribes in 1657. The area was known as Copyag in 1693, and Cuppuauge in 1698. It was renamed to Great Neck in the mid 1800s. The area adopted its present name in 1895. The name Copiague was derived from an Indian term meaning "sheltered harbor." The first post office in Copiague was established in 1803.
Copiague and nearby Attractions
- Tanner Park
- Adventureland Amusement Park
- American Airpower Museum
- Jones Beach State Park
- Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
- Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Things To Do In Copiague
Copiague offers a number of recreational facilities both for its residents and visitors. You can visit the Tanner Park and the Jones Beach State Park during your leisure hours. The Adventureland Amusement Park is also very close to the town. In addition, the Brooklyn Children's Museum and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk are worth paying a visit to.
Republic Airport is nearby.
Copiague Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are provided by the SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, Hofstra University and Suffolk County Community College - Western Campus.