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Beat the Heat at Splish Splash Waterpark on Long Island

July 25th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Splish Splash Waterpark in Long IslandLong Island’s Splish Splash Waterpark, located in Calverton, NY is a fun and affordable way to beat that summer heat! Open May through September every year.

With more than 96 acres of attractions, Splish Splash Waterpark is a no-brainer for those craving some refreshing fun in the sun.

Splish Splash has been rated the third best park of its kind in the U.S. by The Travel Channel. One look at what they have to offer will tell you why (even though it’s #1 in our book).

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Dive Into the Long Island Aquarium

June 27th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

The Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center LogoYou’ll feel like you’re walking on the bottom of the ocean when you visit the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center in Riverhead, NY!

The Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center is a unique and expansive aquarium unlike any other you will ever visit. Amazing, interactive experiences found nowhere else are offered on a daily basis. These include such opportunities as a Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Interactive Salt Marsh, a Submarine Simulator, and hundreds of exhibits.

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North Fork Long Island Golf Courses

May 27th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

North Fork Long Island Golf CoursesNorth Fork Long Island golf courses run the gamut from 9-hole to 18-hole, par 3 to par 73. One thing is for sure – if you’ve come to the North Fork to golf, you’ll have a wide variety of courses to choose from!

Here on Long Island’s North Fork, golf is a year-round sport, provided there’s no snow on the ground and the weather is cooperating. Most visitors to our shores wait for mid-April, however, after all the seasonal courses reopen, and keep at it through September.

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Enjoy A Long Island Lighthouse Cruise!

July 17th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Enjoy A Long Island Lighthouse Cruise!

See historical lighthouses like the Long Beach Bar (Bug) Light on a Long Island lighthouse cruise!

What better way to explore the historic lighthouses of Long Island’s East End than with a Long Island lighthouse cruise with the East End Seaport Museum?

Many people don’t realize it but Southold, New York, located on the North Fork of Long Island, has more lighthouses than any other town in the United States: eight, with seven offshore, including the Plum Island light, Orient Point, Latimer Reef, Little Gull, Race Rock, Horton Point, North Dumpling, and the iconic and oft-photographed Long Beach Bar Light – more commonly referred to as the Bug Light.

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Dive In To Long Island’s Splish Splash Waterpark!

June 17th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Long Island's Splish Splash WaterparkAs summer heats up, what better way to cool off outside than a visit to Long Island’s Splish Splash Waterpark?

Splish Splash Waterpark, in Calverton, is over 96 acres of wet and wild attractions including rides, slides, waves, pools, climbing ropes, live shows, food, shaded cabanas and so much more.

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Beluga Whales Near Long Island’s North Fork

June 1st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Beluga Whales near Long IslandDid you hear about the sighting of three beluga whales near Long Island’s North Fork last week? Pretty exciting stuff – but we see all kinds of marine life on the North Fork!

Beluga whales primarily live in arctic waters, so seeing them this far down the Atlantic coast is a rarity. There is a small community of beluga whales that call the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada home, though. There have also been several sightings of beluga whales off the Maine coast and as far south as southern New Jersey over the last decade.

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Visit Greenport’s Fire Fighter Fireboat Museum

April 30th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Fire Fighter Fireboat MuseumAs you walk along the Greenport Village waterfront, a beautiful, red ship draws your eye. It’s Greenport’s Fire Fighter Fireboat Museum!

The Fire Fighter Fireboat Museum is a fireboat that was used in front line service for over seven decades in New York Harbor. During her time in service, she was the most award-decorated fireboat in the world and, at the time of her decommissioning, she was the second oldest fireboat in the world still active in front-line service.

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Reach for the Brass Ring at Greenport’s Antique Carousel

March 14th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Greenport's Antique Carousel

If you find yourself anywhere near Greenport Village on Long Island, give yourself a treat by visiting Mitchel Park and take a ride on Greenport’s antique carousel!

As the term “antique” implies, this is not your average attraction. Housed in a specially built glass pavilion, the Jess Owen Carousel House is a ticket back to the golden age of carnival rides.

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The Custer Institute and Observatory

February 24th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

The Custer Institute and ObservatoryLong Island’s North Fork is home to the only astronomical observatory on the island – The Custer Institute and Observatory.

With the first building going up in 1939, The Custer Institute has been Long Island’s gateway to the stars for almost 80 years. From the first day, they drew public interest – and why not? Those stars up there are not just beautiful but mysterious!

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The Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center –
Sharks and Penguins and Butterflies! Oh, My!

September 25th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

The Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition CenterThe Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center is, as the name implies, two great family attractions in one!

First is the full-scale aquarium, themed around the “Lost City of Atlantis” and blending natural science with fanciful legend for an entertaining and educational experience for all ages.

The Long Island Aquarium features, among other things, one of the biggest, live coral reef displays in the western hemisphere. There’s also a 120,000-gallon shark tank that, if you’re feeling gutsy, you can enter … in a shark-proof cage, of course!

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