SUNDAY COFFEE WITH JEB



Seniors Take A Look At Huntington, NY

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The Town of Huntington, one of ten towns in Suffolk County, New York, is located on the north shore of Long Island in northwestern Suffolk County, with Long Island Sound to its north and Nassau County adjacent to the west. Senior travelers will find that Huntington, whose population is just over 203,000, is part of the New York metropolitan area. It is commonly referred to by residents as Huntington Village, though it is not incorporated and lacks a village government.

The birth of Huntington as a town began on April 2, (my birthday) 1653 when three men Robert Houldbrook, Robert Williams and Daniel Whitehead from Oyster Bay came along Oyster Bay Path, present day Route 25A/Main Street, to bargain with the Indians to purchase some land.

The History of Huntington is closely associated with the early development of the American colonies. The natural harbors offered ready access to the farmlands of the Long Island interior. The earliest residents of today’s Huntington were Matinecock Indians.

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Senior Visitors Find Harbors, Coves, Bays and Beaches

TripAdvisor invites senior visitors to take in Caumsett State Park and the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium. The  Township has  beautiful beaches and waterways, intimate villages and a thriving business community. With its vast array of shopping, restaurants, galleries, museums and entertainment, Huntington has it all together within 98 square miles.

So when you are in the “Big Apple,” Huntington is within easy commuting distance. The Long Island Rail Road, which has frequent schedules of trains, accommodates its commuters daily to New York City from the four local stations.

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And parks…here you will have access to a wide array with National Parks, State Parks, County Parks, Town Parks, and even Village Parks. Many parks offer a variety of activities, including swimming, boating, hiking, camping, playgrounds, biking, horseback riding, fishing, tennis courts, playing fields, golfing, and hunting. How’s that for variety? I’ll bet your picnic basket will be welcome there as well.

Seniors Like Good Restaurants

Huntington is neither incorporated nor an official government entity, but a restaurant-laden, shopper-happy 36-square-block cosmopolitan oasis, popular with senior tourists. My wife and I always enjoy seeing older homes. Senior visitors will find Shingled colonials, Victorians and Arts and Crafts-style cottages and a mosaic of homes on the wooded, hilly streets south of Route 25A near the village center.

We’d visit the Heckscher Museum of Art featuring a collection from the 15th to 20th century, European and American paintings, sculpture and works on paper.

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Huntington Village was the birthplace of singer Mariah Carey, actor Ralph Macchio, pioneering aeronautical engineer Leroy Grumman, and world renowned poet Walt Whitman. While you enjoy your coffee, you can read all about the history of Huntington. Enjoy -jeb

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