New York June 13, 2016
6 Underrated Towns On Long Island That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
Just out past our famous big city but far enough away to offer a completely different change of pace, you’ll find the beautiful Long Island. Often overlooked, our residents know that this scenic area is a true piece of paradise. An undeniably delicious Wine Country, gorgeous beaches, endless fields of farmland and more, there’s plenty of hidden gems right here that you’ve yet to discover. Here are 6 underrated towns on Long Island that you’ve probably never heard of:
The small hamlet of Mattituck is one of our favorite places to visit on Long Island. Just over 80 miles outside of New York City, this area is filled with beautiful farmland and finds itself right in the heart of Long Island's Wine Country. Wondering what you can do in the area? Mattituck has the
East End Bike Tours
, a set of bicycle tours that have incredible views along the way and bring you to some of the most delicious vineyards. Another favorite place to check out is the
Harbes Family Farm
, open 7 days a week. At this amazing farm you can do a variety of things like fun family events at the Barnyard or grabbing some
corn to bring home with you, to having some more grown up fun and tasting their great wines! You won't walk away from this farm without a smile on your face.
One of ten towns you'll find in Suffolk County, Babylon is a hidden gem with a lot of character. Located on the southern shores, you can visit scenic locations like Argyle Park (AKA Argyle Lake) where you can relax and spend time at the steps over the waterfalls, or start your morning off right with a trip to Babylon Bean Coffee House. To view their mouthwatering menu,
A place that will always keep you busy, there's something to please everyone in this town! Riverhead is home to the exciting
Long Island Aquarium
, wonderful shopping center at the Tanger Outlets and plenty of vineyards. Pictured above you can see the
Martha Clara Vineyard
, which can also be visited while you're taking a trip on the East End Bike Tour!
4. Shelter Island
Right on the end of Long Island, this scenic town and island is a truly unforgettable area of New York. Filled with beautiful beaches, amazing places to stay and more breathtaking farmland, you'll more than likely have a hard time pulling yourself away from this place. One of our favorite places to visit in this area is the
Sylvester Manor Educational Farm
, a historic farm where you can learn about food, culture, and fascinating history.
5. Oyster Bay
Located on the North Shore, this hamlet is a wonderfully historic area. Taking a trip to the
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
(pictured above) is an absolute must for all of our residents, where you can learn more about the 26th President of our country, Theodore Roosevelt!
Wildlife is constantly surrounding you when you're out on Long Island and there's nothing like visiting our wildlife refuge's. Pictured above you can see the Seatuck National Wildlife Refuge in Islip, where you can visit the 70-acre Environmental Center and learn more about what wildlife you can find out here. This Suffolk County town is also home to an endless list of waterfront restaurants that will blow you away!
Have you ever taken a trip to one of these underrated towns on Long Island? Share with us which areas of Long Island you love visiting the most!