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					                                                                               appointment. Home of the Oyster Bay Historical                         to northern trailhead in Cold Spring Harbor State                        seum focuses on the history of Sea Cliff. Extensive
       PLACES OF INTEREST                                                      Society.                                                               Park. Hiking, biking. Contact: Long Island Greenbelt                     photo collection, a costume exhibit, artifacts, docu-
   For specific information regarding fees,                                    GARVIES POINT MUSEUM & PRESERVE                                        Conference, Inc. 631-360-0753.                                           ments, gift shop, and special programs and exhibits.
  hours of operation, tours, special events,                                   50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove..........................571-8010/11         NORTHROP GRUMMAN HISTORY CENTER                                          STILLWELL WOODS PRESERVE
          etc. contact the facilities.                                         Museum depicts early Native American culture and                       600 Grumman Road West and South Oyster Bay Road,                         South Woods Road, Syosset........................572-0200
                                                                               geologic history of Long Island. 62-acre preserve                      Bethpage.................................................349-5941/5918   270-acre preserve with old field and oak barrens
BAILEY ARBORETUM                                                               includes 11 marked trails and features geologic                        Dedicated to preserving the history of aviation and                      communities. Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail for
Bayville Road/Feeks Lane, Lattingtown.........571-8020                         specimens native to Long Island.                                       space pioneer, Northrop Grumman Corporation.                             hikers runs through the preserve. There are also
43-acre estate setting with magnificent collection                             HICKSVILLE GREGORY MUSEUM                                              Center is a repository for models, documents,                            bicycle trails and equestrian trails.
of trees, shrubs and plants, many exceedingly rare.                            1Heitz Place, Hicksville....................................822-7505   posters, photos and newspaper clippings that shed                        THEODORE ROOSEVELT SANCTUARY &
Guided walks, Children's Habitat, Eco-Literacy Trail.                          Largest rock/mineral collection on Long Island, along                  light on important historical events in our nation’s                     AUDUBON CENTER
Bailey family home available for weddings/special                              with more than 5,000 butterfly and moth specimens.                     history.                                                                 134 Cove Road, Oyster Bay.............................922-3200
events.                                                                        Housed in the historic Hicksville Courthouse ca. 1895.                 OLD BETHPAGE VILLAGE RESTORATION                                         First Audubon songbird sanctuary in the nation. Con-
BAYVILLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM                                                     Courses offered in earth/natural sciences and Long                     Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage..................572-8400                 tains 12 acres of unspoiled land and a self-guiding
34 School Street, Bayville.................628-1720/628-1439                   Island history; lectures, workshops and field trips.                   Authentic 19th century village nestled on 209 sprawl-                    nature trail. Sanctuary is home to a variety of birds of
Features several rooms of exhibits depicting Bayville’s                        HOFFMAN CENTER NATURE PRESERVE &                                       ing acres. Historic buildings were moved here from                       prey and several species of reptiles and amphibians.
history. Housed, in part, in the only remaining build-                         WILDLIFE CENTER                                                        various parts of Long Island. Arts and crafts demon-                     Center houses Long Island flora and fauna exhibits.
ing complex that was part of the Harrison Williams                             6000 Northern Blvd., Muttontown...................922-3290             strated by “villagers” in traditional period garb using                  Educational programs, guided walks.
88-acre estate called “Oak Point.”                                             155-acre nature preserve and wildlife sanctuary with                   authentic 19th century implements.                                       TACKAPAUSHA MUSEUM & PRESERVE
BETHPAGE STATE PARK                                                            five miles of hiking trails. Open for free guided nature               OYSTER BAY RAILROAD MUSEUM                                               Washington Avenue, Seaford...........................571-7443
Quaker Meeting House Rd.,                                                      tours 1st and 3rd Saturday each month,1:00- 2:00                       102 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay................558-7036                    84-acre preserve with oak forests, ponds and streams
Farmingdale.........................................................249-0701   p.m., rain or shine. No pets, no children under 10.                    This rapidly expanding museum is dedicated to                            and five miles of trails. Rich variety of wildlife and
Park features five golf courses, including the world-                          Call for info on special walks and programs. Nature                    preserving the rich legacy of Long Island’s railroad                     birds. Museum features exhibits about the ecology
renowned Black Course; picnic facilities; playing                              Photography Academy (901-5530) offers classes.                         history. Preview Center features interactive, hands-on                   of Long Island, as well as animal exhibits and shows
fields; tennis courts; bridle paths; hiking and biking                         JOHN F. KENNEDY MEMORIAL WILDLIFE                                      and audio-visual exhibits, descriptions of plans for the                 and interactive activities for children.
trails; cross-county skiing trails; restaurant and polo                        SANCTUARY                                                              Museum, and gift shop.                                                   TRAIL VIEW STATE PARK.......................631-423-1770
matches.                                                                       500-acre sanctuary on Great South Bay is considered                    PLANTING FIELDS ARBORETUM STATE HISTORIC                                 400-acre, 7.4-mile linear park that serves as a link along
C.W. POST COMMUNITY ARBORETUM                                                  to be one of the most important refuges for waterfowl                  PARK                                                                     the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail. Encompasses a
LI University, 720 Northern Blvd.,                                             in the northeast. Owned by the Town of Oyster Bay                      1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay.......922-9200/1                   variety of habitats such as marshes and hardwood
Brookville................................................299-2333/3500        and managed by the New York State Department of                        409-acre horticultural showplace features green-                         forests,. Offers a variety of recreational opportunities,
20-acre tract of native trees and nature trails within                         Environmental Conservation. Visitors must obtain a                     houses, rolling lawns, formal gardens, outstanding                       including trails for hiking and bicycling on its hilly
the C.W. Post Campus features formal gardens, rolling                          pass from Town Parks Department, 797-4110.                             plant collections and hiking trails. Supervised tours                    terrain and open fields, and bird watching.
green lawns, and a wide variety of shrubs and flowers.                         LONG ISLAND NATURE CONSERVANCY                                         available.Tudor Revival mansion Coe Hall open for                        THE WATERFRONT CENTER
Trail winds past the Tudor mansion that was the home                           PRESERVES & REFUGES...........................631-367-3225             tours.                                                                   1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay............922-SAIL(7245)
of Post cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post.                             The Long Island Nature Conservancy operates a                          RAYNHAM HALL MUSEUM                                                      Center operates several sailing vessels, in addition to
COLD SPRING HARBOR FISH HATCHERY &                                             number of preserves and refuges in the Town of                         20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay.....................922-6808             smaller boats used for educational purposes. Youth
AQUARIUM                                                                       Oyster Bay that offer opportunities to view plants                     Home of patriot Samuel Townsend family and used as                       summer programs, marine education programs for
1660 Rte. 25A, Cold Spring Harbor................692-6768                      and wildlife. Call for locations.                                      British headquarters during the American Revolution.                     schools/Scouts, sailing courses, harbor tours, sunset
Non-profit educational center dedicated to educating                           MASSAPEQUA PRESERVE..............................571-7443              Main house built ca. 1740; Victorian wing added                          cruises, private charters, kayak rentals.
visitors about freshwater ecosystems. Educational                              423-acre preserve runs from Merrick Road on south                      1851. Period furnishings, special exhibits, Colonial                     YOUNGS MEMORIAL CEMETERY
programs available to public and school groups                                 to Linden Street on north. Encompasses freshwater                      and Victorian gardens.                                                   Cove Road, Oyster Bay Cove
throughout the year.                                                           swamps, marsh, stream, lake and sandy-bog areas.                       SAGAMORE HILL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE                                     Final resting place of President Theodore Roosevelt
COLD SPRING HARBOR LABORATORY                                                  Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail runs through the                        20 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay.................922-4788               and his wife, Edith Kermit Roosevelt. Open 9:00 a.m.
1 Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor.........367-8455                           preserve. Hiking, biking, fishing (permit required).                   Victorian Mansion completed in 1885, which served                        to 5:00 p.m. in the summer and 9:00 a.m. to dusk
Private, non-profit institution with research programs                         MUTTONTOWN PRESERVE                                                    as Theodore Roosevelt’s summer White House dur-                          the remainder of the year, weather permitting.
in cancer, neuroscience, plant genetics, genomics and                          Muttontown Lane, East Norwich......................571-8500            ing his presidency. Old Orchard Museum, former
bioinformics. Regularly scheduled free community                                                                                                                                                                               For a more extensive listing of historical sites, see
                                                                               550 acres of fields, woodlands, ponds and estate                       residence of Theodore, Jr. and his family, contains
tours spring and fall; reservations required.                                                                                                         Roosevelt memorabilia, including original film clips                     A Guide to Historical Places in the Town of Oyster
                                                                               grounds. Marked nature trails, cross-country skiing.
EARLE-WIGHTMAN HOUSE AND GARDEN                                                Chelsea Mansion available for special events.                          shown in special narrated program. Easy-walk nature                      Bay. Copies are available at Town Halls North and
20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay.........................922-5032                  NASSAU-SUFFOLK GREEBELT TRAIL                                          trail.                                                                   South, the Department of Public Works complex in
Ca. 1720 building restored and maintained by the                               20-mile trail runs across Long Island from Massapequa                  SEA CLIFF VILLAGE MUSEUM                                                 Syosset and can be downloaded from the Town's
Town of Oyster Bay houses a collection of Town                                 Preserve on the south through Bethpage State Park,                     95 10th Avenue, Sea Cliff....................................671-0090    Web site. A copy can also be obtained by calling
memorabilia,18th century-style garden. Tours by                                Trail View State Park and Stillwell Woods Preserve                     Housed in a former Methodist parsonage, the mu-                          the Public Information Office, 624-6380.
BEACHES
Centre Island Beach, Bayville.........................624-6123
                                                                           JOHN VENDITTO                                                                    A Message From
Charles A. Ransom Beach, Bayville.............624-6160
Harry Tappen Beach & Pool,                                                 Town Supervisor                                                                TOWN SUPERVISOR
    Glenwood Landing.................................674-7100
Tobay Beach, Massapequa
    (weekdays only).....................................679-3900                invites you to                                                      JOHN VENDITTO
    Singleton's Seafood Shack.....................826-1610                                                                  Dear Visitor,


                                                                              Visit
GOLF COURSES                                                                                                                     "Live, Work and Play in Oyster Bay" has been the Town slogan for many
Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course                                                                                              years. I find it particularly meaningful because I never get tired of telling
    One Southwoods Road, Woodbury..677-5980
    Starter................................677-5977 or 677-5978                                                             people about our very special Town and all its beauty and diversity. The
                                                                                                     slogan, however, should also mention that the Town of Oyster Bay is a great place to visit.
    Pro Shop..................................................677-5973
    The Woodland's Catering Facility &
     Golf Bar...................................................921-5707
                                                                               the                        The Town of Oyster Bay stretches from the Atlantic Ocean on its southern border to the
                                                                                                     Long Island Sound on the north shore. Each of its communities has a distinctly unique flavor
    Bethpage State Park Golf Course
    Quaker Meeting House Rd., Farmingdale
    GeneralInformation.............................249-0700
                                                                             Town Of                 Some boast diverse shopping, fine dining, museums and historical sites or host world-famous
                                                                                                     festivals and street fairs. Others have pristine beaches, hiking trails, nature preserves, wildlife



                                                                           Oyster
    Reservations...........................................249-0707                                  sanctuaries or legendary golf courses. There's even a year round, indoor ice skating rink. If
    Pro Shop................................................249-4040                                 you're looking for fun, you'll find it in Oyster Bay.
    Carlyle on the Green Catering..........501-9700
    Oak Room Restaurant.........................501-9700
                                                                                                          From Sound to Sea, Oyster Bay is the place to be. With that in mind, we've prepared this
MARINAS                                                                                              handy and comprehensive brochure as a guide to use when visiting our Town. It features
                                                                                                     the locations and phone numbers of various points of interest in the Town, events and local


                                                                            Bay
Tobay Boat Basin, Massapequa................679-3900
LAUNCHING RAMPS                                                                                      activities.
John J. Burns Town Park, Merrick Road,                                                                    Visit us and discover why the Town of Oyster Bay is truly "Long Island's Pearl".
    Massapequa...........................................797-7980
Harry Tappen Beach, Shore Road,
    Glenwood Landing..............................674-7100                                                                         A brief history...
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park,                                                                                                       The Town of Oyster Bay enjoys a rich and well-documented history. The

                                                                             Long
    Larrabee Avenue, Oyster Bay...........624-6202
TOWN OF OYSTER BAY ICE SKATING                                                                                                     first known European to sail past Long Island’s south shore was Giovanni
CENTER Stewart & Cherry Avenues, Bethpage                                                                                          de Verrazano in 1524. David deVries was the first to record the name of
    (open year round).....................................433-7465                                                                 Oyster Bay for the beautiful harbor on the Town’s north shore in 1639.

                                                                           Island's
                                                                                                                                        During the Revolutionary War, British troops used Raynham Hall in
         For further information, contact the                                                                                      Oyster Bay hamlet as their headquarters, the hall being the home of patriot
          Town's Public Information Office                                                                                         Samuel Townsend and currently a museum.

                                                                             Pearl
                        516-624-6380                                                                                                    After the Revolution, Oyster Bay continued primarily as an agricultural
                                                                                                      "On June 4th, I anchored     area through the nineteenth century. It didn’t come into national prominence
                        Town Supervisor                                                              in a commodious haven on      again until the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, an Oyster Bay resident
                       JOHN VENDITTO                                                                  the north of Long Island.    whose home, Sagamore Hill, served as the “summer White House” from
                          Town Board                                                                    We found fine oysters      1902 to 1908. This huge Victorian mansion, with its original furnishings,
                    JOSEPH D. MUSCARELLA                                                                there, from which the      was dedicated as a national shrine during the administration of President
                  ANTHONY D. MACAGNONE                                                                Dutch call it Oyster Bay."
                   CHRIS J. COSCHIGNANO                                                                                            Eisenhower. It has since been completely restored and is open to the public.
                   ELIZABETH A. FAUGHNAN                                                                                                With the advent of World Wars I and II, the Town’s primarily agricultural
                       JOSEPH G. PINTO                                                                      Diary of               economy began changing to one of industry and business, especially in
                      REBECCA M. ALESIA                                                                   David deVries,
                                                                                                                                   the area of aeronautics. Farmlands gave way to business complexes, fac-
             Town Clerk      Receiver of Taxes                                                               voyager
         STEVEN L. LABRIOLA JAMES J. STEFANICH                                 Web Site Address:              1639
                                                                                                                                   tories and new housing. Today, Oyster Bay enjoys a well-balanced blend
                                                                             www.oysterbaytown.com                                 of commercial, residential and recreational development, making it one of
         printed on recycled paper with non-toxic ink          1-2012
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                                                                                                                                   the most revered suburban environments in the country.

				
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