Long Island Maritime Museum

Long Island Maritime Museum – one of the Top Places to Visit in New York

Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville, NY is truly a fascinating trip into history.  The setting could not be more spectacular, situated on Long Island’s Great South Bay.

A trip to this historic area is a trip back in time to the days when almost all the boats were hand built of wood, with beautifully finished varnished decks with their brightly puttied seams.  Visit the original historic shop of Frank F. Penney, Boat Builder and get a first hand look at what a real boatworks looked like inside.Long Island Maritime Museum historic site

There is a converted WWI US Navy seaplane hangar on the site, with more than thirty historic boats inside, including everything from the small sail-powered boats that were popular for families “back in the day,” to replicas of some of the famous tall ships of the Atlantic trade.

If you love boating history, you will revel in all the little boat that have been lovingly Continue reading

Avalon Park & Preserve

Avalon Park & Preserve – a natural, magical place on Long Island, NY

Avalon Park & Preserve may be one of the most magical natural wonders you will find in all of New York.  Situated on Harbor Road in the beautiful Stonybrook, NY area of Long Island, it is a real gem.Avalon Park & Preserve

The reviews on TripAdvisor for Avalon Park & Pr

eserve are almost all 5 star ratings.  In fact, almost 95% of visitors said it is excellent.  98% rated it above average, so you know it has to be amazing.

Some of the reviews include comments such as, “Hiking bliss,”  “A destination for all ages,” “Wonderful park for walking, meditation,” “One of Long Island’s hidden gems,” “A hidden treasure,” and simply “Must visit.”Continue reading

Cradle of Aviation Museum

Cradle of Aviation Museum – a MUST SEE on Long Island, NY

The Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City on Long Island is something to be sure to see on a visit to New York.  It’s amazing when you look at some of the displays, especially right after flying across the country in a jetliner!

Were you aware that Long Island, New York is the cradle of aviation, the place where numerous great strides were made in aviation history?  It’s a fact.  Cradle of Aviation Museum

While it’s true that the Wright brothers made their famous first powered flight at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina in 1903, man had been flying well before that, often over Long Island!

Consider the following, all on or over Long Island:Continue reading