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To help celebrate the bicentennial of the Long Island Press’s founding, here are 200 of the most awesome places to go and things to do across Nassau and Suffolk counties.

6 MUST-VISIT DESTINATIONS

From diving with sharks at the Long Island Aquarium to riding the new rollercoasters at Adventureland, there’s no shortage of fun to be had this summer.

ADVENTURELAND
2245 Broad Hollow Rd., Farmingdale

BAYVILLE ADVENTURE PARK
8 Bayville Ave., Bayville

LONG ISLAND ADVENTURE PARK
75 Colonial Springs Rd., Wheatley Heights

LONG ISLAND AQUARIUM
431 East Main St., Riverhead

SPLISH SPLASH WATERPARK
2549 Splish Splash Dr., Calverton

JAKE’S 58
Jake’s 58 Casino Hotel. 3635 Express Drive North, Islandia

6 SPOTS FOR FUN WITH ANIMALS

Whether you prefer furry friends or fish, there are plenty of places to learn about the animal kingdom on LI.

COLD SPRING HARBOR FISH HATCHERY
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor

LONG ISLAND ANIMAL FARM PETTING ZOO
296 Wading River Rd., Manorville

LONG ISLAND GAME FARM WILDLIFE PARK & CHILDREN’S ZOO
489 Chapman Blvd, Manorville

SEAL TOURS
Several groups offer tours of local seal hot spots around our shores where seals congregate, such as Coastal Research and Education Society of Long IslandRiverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, and Captain Lou Fleet.

WHITE POST FARMS
250 Old Country Rd., Melville

9 HISTORIC SITES, PRESERVES

LI is full of history, from Teddy Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill to beautiful natural landscapes.

CALEB SMITH STATE PARK PRESERVE
581 West Jericho Tpke., Smithtown

CAUMSETT STATE HISTORIC PARK AND PRESERVE
25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Huntington.

FIRE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
East of Robert Moses State Park Field 5

MONTAUK LIGHTHOUSE
2000 Montauk Hwy., Montauk

OTIS PIKE FIRE ISLAND HIGH DUNE WILDERNESS
Between Smith Point County Park and Watch Hill

SAGAMORE HILL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
20 Sagamore Hill Rd., Oyster Bay

SANDS POINT PRESERVE
127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point

MUTTONTOWN PRESERVE
Muttontown Lane, East Norwich

OLD BETHPAGE VILLAGE RESTORATION
1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage

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7 SCENIC BIKE PATHS

Whether you’re looking to bike along the ocean shores or amid the forest green, there’s a spot where you can cycle on the Island.

CAUMSETT STATE HISTORIC PARK PRESERVE
Caumsett State Park, 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Lloyd Harbor

ELLEN FARRANT MEMORIAL BIKEWAY
Cedar Creek Park, 3340 Merrick Rd., Seaford

HENDRICKSON PARK SHARED USE PATH
Valley Stream State Park Road, Valley Stream

JONES BEACH SHARED USE PATH
Jones Beach State Park, 1 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh

NASSAU-SUFFOLK GREENBELT TRAIL
Merrick Road, Massapequa

OCEAN PARKWAY COASTAL GREENWAY
Jones Beach State Park, 1 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh

PAUL SIMONS MEMORIAL BIKE PATH
Stony Brook University, Nicolls Road, Stony Brook

7 LONG ISLAND GREENBELT TRAILS

If you’re up for a challenge, there are more than 200 miles of hiking trails waiting to be traversed on Long Island.

LONG ISLAND GREENBELT TRAIL
Various entry points

WALT WHITMAN TRAIL
38-42 Reservoir Rd, Huntington

PINE BARRENS TRAIL
NY-25A, Rocky Point

LONG ISLAND SEASHORE TRAIL
Fire Island National Seashore

HEMPSTEAD LAKE STATE PARK
1000 Lake Drive, West Hempstead

TRAIL VIEW STATE PARK
8101 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury

NASSAU-SUFFOLK GREENBELT TRAIL
Merrick Road, Massapequa to Woodbury

10 HORSEBACK RIDING TRAILS

There are several scenic spots where you can saddle across Long Island, from West Hempstead all the way to Montauk.

BABYLON RIDING CENTER
1500 Peconic Ave., West Babylon

BETHPAGE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
499 Winding Rd., Old Bethpage

BIG RIVER BARN RESCUE INC
1864 Muttontown Rd., Syosset

DDR FARM
412 Sweet Hollow Rd., Melville

DEEP HOLLOW RANCH
8 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk

NASSAU EQUESTRIAN CENTER
62 Route 106, Jericho

NATIVITY RIDING ACADEMY
48 Woodlot Rd., Ridge

NEW YORK EQUESTRIAN CENTER
633 Eagle Ave., West Hempstead

PARKVIEW RIDING CENTER
989 Connetquot Ave., Central Islip

ROCKY POINT PINE BARRENS STATE FOREST
NY-25A, Rocky Point

10 ARBORETUMS

Long Island’s natural beauty is on full display at these picturesque parks that feature thriving flowers, trees, and greenery.

AVALON PARK
200 Harbor Rd., Stony Brook

BAILEY ARBORETUM
194 Bayville Rd., Lattingtown

BAYARD CUTTING ARBORETUM
440 Montauk Hwy., Great River

BRIDGE GARDENS
36 Mitchell Ln., Bridgehampton

CLARK BOTANIC GARDEN
193 I. U. Willets Rd., Albertson

LONGHOUSE RESERVE
133 Hands Creek Rd., East Hampton

THE MADOO CONSERVANCY
618 Sagg Main St., Sagaponack

OLD WESTBURY GARDENS
71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury

PLANTING FIELDS ARBORETUM
1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay

ROBERT F. ENCH TEACHING GARDENS
Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale

TOP EVENTS

BETHPAGE AIR SHOW AT JONES BEACH
Jones Beach State Park, 1 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh, May 29-30.

EMPIRE STATE RIDE LONG ISLAND
Oyster Bay, July 24

STRAWBERRY PICKING
Many of Long Island’s local farms on the East End offer this experience alongside the sale of food and drinks where visitors can picnic after their fruit picking and soak in the sun.

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7 SPORTS SPOTS

Whether you prefer to watch a ball game, race, or join in the athletics, there’s plenty to do.

BELMONT RACETRACK
2150 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont

FISHING
Whether you’re chasing snappers in the bay or hooking big game fish in the ocean, there are more than 1,600 miles of shoreline offering places to drop a line in Long Island waters.

LONG ISLAND DUCKS
3 Court House Dr, Central Islip

NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale

NEW YORK LIZARDS
648 Franklin Ave, Garden City

RIVERHEAD RACEWAY
1797 Old Country Rd, Riverhead

SURF SCHOOLS
Some of LI’s many surfing instructors include Bunger Surf CampSkudin Surf SchoolSurf 2 LiveIsland Surf School and Flying Point Surf School.

6 TOP MUSEUMS

LI is overflowing with cool museums to check out.

AMERICAN AIR POWER MUSEUM
1230 New Hwy., Farmingdale

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE EAST END
376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton

CRADLE OF AVIATION MUSEUM
Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City

LONG ISLAND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
11 Davis Ave., Garden City

NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
One Museum Dr., Roslyn

VANDERBILT MUSEUM
180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport

3 CRAZY CAR SHOWS

Check out the hot rods and cool cars Long Islanders flaunt at these car shows.

BELLMORE CAR SHOW
Long Island Rail Road station, Sunrise Highway. Friday nights.

25TH ANNUAL CUSTOM CAR AND CYCLE SHOW
Centerport Beach, Little Neck Road, Centerport. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 2.

OCEANSIDE CAR SHOW NIGHT
3161 Long Beach Rd., Oceanside, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays.

12 AMAZING ARTS AND MUSIC VENUES

Big-name acts and small community theatre productions aplenty can be found on LI

ADELPHI UNIVERSITY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
1 South Ave., Garden City. 516-877-4010

MERRICK THEATRE AND CENTER FOR THE ARTS
2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick 516-868-6400

MULCAHY’S PUB AND CONCERT HALL
3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 516-783-7500

MY FATHER’S PLACE
1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn

NORTHWELL HEALTH AT JONES BEACH THEATRE
Jones Beach State Park, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh

NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY
960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury

THE PARAMOUNT
370 New York Ave., Huntington

THE SPACE AT WESTBURY THEATRE
250 Post Ave., Westbury

THE STEPHEN TALKHOUSE
161 Main St., Amagansett. 631-267-3117

THE SUFFOLK THEATER
118 East Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-4343

THE WAREHOUSE
203 Broadway, Amityville. 631-238-1820

WESTHAMPTON BEACH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. 631-288-1500

8 SHOPPERS’ PARADISES

Get lost at any one of these meccas for mall lovers.

AMERICANA MANHASSET
2060 Northern Blvd., Manhasset

BROADWAY COMMONS
358 N Broadway, Hicksville

GREEN ACRES MALL
Sunrise Highway, Valley Stream

ROOSEVELT FIELD MALL
630 Old Country Rd., Garden City

TANGER OUTLETS DEER PARK
152 The Arches Cir., Deer Park

TANGER OUTLETS RIVERHEAD
200 Tanger Mall Dr., Riverhead

THE GALLERY AT WESTBURY PLAZA
900 Old Country Rd., Garden City

WALT WHITMAN SHOPS
160 Walt Whitman Rd, Huntington Station

17 ROCKIN’ DOWNTOWNS

It’s not just the malls where great shopping and food can be found.

BABYLON

BAY SHORE

BAYVILLE

EAST HAMPTON

GARDEN CITY

GLEN COVE

GREAT NECK

GREENPORT

HUNTINGTON

MASSAPEQUA & MASSAPEQUA PARK

MINEOLA

NORTHPORT

PATCHOGUE

PORT JEFFERSON

RIVERHEAD

ROCKVILLE CENTRE

WESTBURY

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51 CRAFT BREWERIES

LI’s craft beer boom continues to produce amazing brews islandwide.

1940’S BREWING CO.
1337 Lincoln Ave., #1, Holbrook, 631-256-5626

27A BREWING CO.
173 N Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, 631-374-2970

AMITY ALES BREWPUB & EATERY
192 Broadway, Amityville, 631-464-4646

BARNSHED BREWING
100 Lauman Ln., Hicksville, 516-376-6514

BARRIER BREWING CO.
3001 New St., Unit A2, Oceanside, 516-594-1028

BELLPORT BREWING CO.
14 Station Rd., Bellport, 631-909-4457

BLIND BAT BREWERY
94 Washington Dr., Unit B Centerport, 631-944-3333

BLUE POINT BREWING CO.
225 W Main St., Patchogue, 631-627-8292

BREWERS COLLECTIVE BEER CO.
1460 N. Clinton Ave., Unit C, Bay Shore, 631-665-9000

BREWSA BREWING CO.
180 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport, 516-377-2751

BRICKHOUSE BREWERY
67 W Main St., Patchogue, 631-447-2337

BRIGHT EYE BEER CO.
50 W. Park Ave., Long Beach, 516-543-5736

DARLING BREWING CO.
76 W Main St., Patchogue, 631-307-9676

DESTINATION UNKNOWN
1 South Chicago Ave., Bay Shore, 631-380-3441

EASTERN FRONT BREWING CO.
13100 Main Rd., Mattituck, 631-905-1535

GARDEN OF EVE FARM BREWERY
4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 631-642-7291

GARVIES POINT BREWERY
1 Garvies Point Rd., Glen Cove, 516-277-2787

GHOST BREWING CO.
25 Drexel Dr., Bay Shore, 631-357-3819

GREAT SOUTH BAY BREWERY
25 Drexel Dr., Bay Shore, 631-392-8472

GREENPORT HARBOR BREWING CO.
234 Carpenter St., Greenport. 631-477-1100

HARBOR HEAD BREWING CO.
81 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport, 631-815-5588

HOPWIN’S BREWERY
1460 N Clinton Ave. Unit L, Bay Shore, 631-708-5639

JAMESPORT FARM BREWERY
5873 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 844-532-2337

LITHOLOGY BREWING CO.
211A Main St., Farmingdale, 516-962-0585

LONG IRELAND BEER CO.
817 Pulaski St., Riverhead, 631-403-4303

MONTAUK BREWING CO.
62 S. Erie Ave., Montauk. 631-668-8471

MORICHES FIELD BREWING CO.
1 Wilcox Rd., Center Moriches, 631-909-4404

MOTION CRAFT BREWED
1036B Park Blvd., Massapequa Park, 516-318-4868

NOBLE SAVAGE
27 Glen St., Glen Cove, 516-953-9175

NORTH FORK BREWING CO.
24 E 2nd St., Suite A, Riverhead, 631-591-1191

OLD TAPPAN BREW CO.
37 Ludlam Ave., Bayville, 516-802-0174

OYSTER BAY BREWING CO.
36 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay, 516-802-5546

PECONIC COUNTY BREWING
221 E Main St., Riverhead, 631-740-9797

PO’BOY BREWERY
200 Wilson St., Unit E3, Port Jefferson Station, 631-828-1131

PORT JEFFERSON BREWING CO.
22 Mill Creek Rd., Port Jefferson, 631-331-2959

RIVERHEAD CIDER HOUSE
2711 Sound Ave., Calverton, 631-591-0217

SAINT JAMES BREWERY
430-13 North Country Rd., Saint James, 631-250-9545

SAND CITY BREWING CO.
60 Main St., Northport, 631-651-2767

SECATOGUE BREWING CO.
375 Union Blvd., West Islip, 631-228-8914

SHELTER ISLAND CRAFT BREWERY
55 North Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, 631-749-5977

SIX HARBORS BREWING CO.
243 New York Ave., Huntington, 631-470-1560

SMALL CRAFT BREWING CO.
66 Merrick Rd., Amityville, 631-464-0186

SOUTH SHORE CRAFT BREWERY
3505 Hampton Rd., Oceanside,  516-388-6685

SOUTHAMPTON PUBLICK HOUSE
62 Jobs Ln., Southampton, 631-283-2800

SPIDER BITE BEER CO.
920 Lincoln Ave., Unit 5, Holbrook. 631-942-3255

SQUAREHEAD BREWING CO.
405 High St., Holbrook. 631-921-3060 

TRADEWINDS BREWING CO.
70 W Main St., Riverhead, 631-591-3466

TWIN FORK BEER CO.
807 Raynor Ave, Riverhead, 631-209-4233

ÜBERGEEK BREWING CO.
400 Hallett Ave., Riverhead

W A MEADWORKS
26 West Hoffman Ave., Lindenhurst, 631-991-3563

WESTHAMPTON BREWING CO.
220 Rogers Way., Suite I, Westhampton Beach, 631-998-0800

37 WONDERFUL LI WINERIES AND VINEYARDS

This year’s New York Wine Classic winners include Pindar and Paumanok.

ANTHONY NAPPA WINES
2885 Peconic Lane, Peconic. 774-641-7488

BAITING HOLLOW FARM VINEYARD
2114 Sound Ave., Calverton. 631-369-0100

BEDELL CELLARS
36225 NY-25, Cutchogue. 631-734-7537

BRIDGE LANE WINE
35 Cox Neck Rd., Mattituck. 631-298-1942

CHANNING DAUGHTERS WINERY
1927 Scuttle Hole Rd., Bridgehampton. 631-537-7224

CHRONICLE WINES AT PECONIC CELLAR DOOR
2885 Peconic Ln, Peconic. 631-488-0046

CLOVIS POINT WINERY
1935 NY-25, Laurel. 631-722-4222

COFFEE POT CELLARS
31855 Main Rd., Cutchogue. 631-765-8929

CROTEAUX VINEYARDS
1450 S. Harbor Rd., Southold. 631-765-6099

DEL VINO VINEYARDS
29 Norwood Ave., Northport

HARMONY VINEYARDS
169 Harbor Rd., Head of the Harbor, 631-291-9900

JAMESPORT VINEYARD
1216 Main Rd., NY-25, Jamesport. 631-722-5256

JASON’S VINEYARD
1785 Main Rd., Jamesport. 631-238-5801

KONTOKOSTA WINERY
825 North Rd., Greenport, 631-477-6977

LENZ WINERY
38355 NY-25, Peconic. 631-734-6010

LIEB CELLARS
13050 Oregon Rd., Cutchogue 

MACARI VINEYARDS
150 Bergen Ave, Mattituck

MATTEBELLA VINEYARDS
46005 NY-25, Southold

McCALL WINES
22600 NY-25, Cutchogue

ONE WOMAN WINES AND VINEYARDS
5195 Old North Rd., Southold 

OSPREY’S DOMINION VINEYARDS
44075 Main Rd., Peconic

PALMER VINEYARDS
5120 Sound Ave., Riverhead

PAUMANOK VINEYARDS
1074 Main Rd., Aquebogue

PECONIC BAY WINERY
31320 Main Rd, Cutchogue

PELLEGRINI VINEYARDS
23005 Main Rd., Cutchogue

PINDAR VINEYARDS
37645 NY-25, Peconic

PUGLIESE VINEYARDS
34515 Main Rd., Cutchogue

RAPHAEL VINEYARD
39390 Route 25, Peconic

RG|NY
6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead

ROANOKE VINEYARDS
3543 Sound Ave., Riverhead

SANNINO VINEYARD
15975 County Rd 48, Cutchogu 

SHERWOOD HOUSE VINEYARD
1291 Main Rd., Jamesport

ROSE HILL VINEYARDS
2000 Oregon Rd., Mattituck

SPARKLING POINTE VINEYARDS
39750 County Road 48, Southold

SUHRU WINES
2885 Peconic Lane, Peconic

THE OLD FIELD
59600 NY-25, Southold

WOLFFER ESTATE VINEYARD
3312 Montauk Highway, Sagaponack

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8 DELICIOUS DISTILLERIES

In addition to the many breweries and wineries on LI, there are also a growing number of distilleries.

BETTER MAN DISTILLING CO.
161 River Ave, Patchogue 

BLACK MOMMA VODKA
12 Colonial Springs Road, Wyandanch

GREENPORT DISTILLING & BAR
211 Carpenter St, Greenport

LONG ISLAND SPIRITS
2182 Sound Ave, Baiting Hollow

MONTAUK DISTILLING CO.
24 East 2nd Street, Riverhead

OLD SPIRIT DISTILLERY
3670 Oceanside Rd West, STE 6, Oceanside

SAGAPONACK FARM DISTILLERY
369 Sagg Rd, Sagaponack

TWIN STILLS MOONSHINE
5506 Sound Avenue, Riverhead

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