These three North Shore communities feature historic houses and other structures and large public parks. Smithtown was named after Richard “Bull” Smith, who according to legend took title to all the ground he could cover in one day riding his pet bull.
Attractions, Vacation Lodging & Dining-Shopping-Business
- Caleb Smith State Park Preserve - Nestled in the heart of Smithtown, Caleb State Park Preserve is only one of two nature preserves on Long Island. Much of the Preserve’s 543 acres are undeveloped, allowing visitors to explore its many different habitats including freshwater wetlands, ponds, streams, fields and upland woods. Jericho Turnpike/Route 25, Smithtown. 543 acres/nature walks, hiking, fly fishing. (631) [Read More}
- Gov. Alfred E. Smith Sunken Meadow State Park - Located on Long Island Sound, the Park has a wide range of topography that sustains a variety of flora and fauna. The three miles of beach meets tall, glacier-formed bluffs at the west end of the shoreline. A man-made dam separates the park’s brackish creek and marshes from the tidal flats. South of the flats [Read More}
- Nissequogue River State Park - The former estate of a psychiatric center, the Park ‘s terrain suits bicycles and horses as well as it does shoes and feet, and everyone can trek for hours without encountering another human. The Park also has a soccer field, a canoe and kayak launch, fishing, bird watching, interpretive signs, guided tours and group tours [Read More}