Introduction to Wading River, New York
Wading River History
Wading River is located in Suffolk County, on the northern shore of the Long Island. The first European settlement in the area occurred in 1671. The area had a good supply of drinking water and rich fertile soil good for yielding various crops. Wading River’s population increased dramatically after 1947, as ex-servicemen returning from World War II began building their homes in the town.
Wading River and nearby Attractions
- Barnum Museum
- Fire Island National Seashore
- Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
- Beardsley Zoological Gardens
- Captain's Cove Seaport
Things To Do In Wading River
Nearby museums include the Barnum Museum, the Housatonic Museum of Art and the Long Island Museum. Local parks include Heckscher State Park, Fire Island National Seashore and John A. Minetto State Park. The Heckscher State Park offers camping, fishing, hiking and biking opportunities. The Beardsley Zoological Gardens is also accessible from Wading River.
Wading River Transportation
Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Wading River Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Suffolk County Community College, Saint Josephs College, the University of New Haven and Dowling College.