LONG ISLAND SIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS
SIGHTS
Montauk Point Lighthouse
The Montauk Point Light is a lighthouse, located in Montauk Point State Park at the easternmost point of Long Island, in the Town of East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York.
Jones Beach
Jones Beach State Park (colloquially, “Jones Beach”) is a state park of the U.S. state of New York. It is located in southern Nassau County, in the hamlet of Wantagh, on Jones Beach Island, a barrier island linked to Long Island by the Meadowbrook State Parkway, Wantagh State Parkway and Ocean Parkway (Long Island).
Rober Moses Beach
Initially named Fire Island State Park, the facility attracts about 3.5 million visitors a year. The west end of Fire Island was part of a Colonial grant to William Smith. In 1825 the federal government acquired the westerly tip to build a lighthouse and David Sammis bought about 120 acres to the east in 1855 and built the Surf Hotel.
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Attractions
The Hamptons
The Hamptons refers specifically to the towns of Southampton and East Hampton on the east end of Long Island, New York. These townships occupy the South Fork of Long Island. According to the Census Bureau, the Hamptons have a land area of 213.18 sq mi. Officially they also have 463.34 sq mi of water area.
Montauk
Montauk is considered a beach resort, using its position at the tip of Long Island to promote itself as “The Living End” or “The Last Resort” and become one of the busiest tourist locations within the town of East Hampton.
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TOURS & PARKS
Old Bethpage Village
In 1695, Thomas Powell bought about 10,000 acres from local Indian tribes, including the Marsapeque, Matinecoc, and Sacatogue, for 140 English pounds.
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Walt Whitman Birthplace
Walt Whitman was born in 1819 in a farmhouse (now a part of the museum) built by his father. Whitman worked at various times as a printer, a schoolteacher, a journalist, a volunteer nurse during the Civil War, and a newspaper publisher.
The Amityville Horror House
The Amityville Horror: A True Story is a book by Jay Anson, and was published in September 1977. It is also the basis of a series of films released between 1979 and 2005. The book is said to be based on the real life paranormal experiences of the Lutz family, but has led to controversy and lawsuits over its truthfulness.
Wineries and Vineyards
Long Island has earned a reputation for producing world-class Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Other popular varietals include Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Shiraz and Viognier.
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