Introduction to East Islip, New York
East Islip History
The present day town of East Islip was originally known as "east of Islip." It was once occupied by the Secatogues Indians. On November 29, 1693, English aristocrat William Nicoll purchased land from the Indians. In 1890, the area acquired its current name. The region is a census-designated hamlet in the Town of Islip, which includes around 4 incorporated villages and more than 20 unincorporated hamlets.
East Islip and nearby Attractions
- Heckscher State Park
- Long Island Maritime Museum
- Fire Island National Seashore
- American Airpower Museum
- Adventureland Amusement Park
- Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Things To Do In East Islip
In East Islip, you can spend your leisure hours at the Heckscher State Park or the Islip Art Museum. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed on Knapps Lake. The Wildlife and Ecology Center at Holtsville and the Country Fair Entertainment Park are also popular spots in East Islip. Family daytrips can be enjoyed at the Adventureland Amusement Park. The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is also nearby.
East Islip Transportation
Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is nearby.
East Islip Higher Education
Dowling College and Uffolk County Community College- Western Campus are the nearby institutes of higher education.