Introduction to Lakeview, New York
The Dutch were the first European inhabitants in this region. In the mid 17th century, groups of New Englanders arrived in this area. According to some sources, Lakeview was initially known as Woodfield.
Lakeview and nearby Attractions
- African American Museum
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
- George Washington Bridge
- Belmont Lake State Park
- Castle Clinton National Monument
- Old Westbury Gardens
Things To Do In Lakeview
The African American Museum, the Nassau County Museum of Art and the Queens County Farm Museum are some of the local museums. The Tackapausha Museum and Preserve houses exhibits depicting the habitats and wildlife of Long Island. Old Westbury Gardens, the former estate of John S. Phipps, is a historic site located near Lakeview. Brooklyn Heights Promenade offers views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and downtown Manhattan, and is also accessible from Lakeview. The Maple Hill Golf Club is the local golf course.
John F. Kennedy International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Lakeview Higher Education
Nassau Community College, Adelphi University and Hofstra University are some of the local colleges and universities.