(pronounced "ICE-lip") is a town on Long Island
in the state of New York
. It includes the villages of Brightwaters, Islandia, Ocean Beach and Saltaire. It also includes numerous hamlets including Bay Shore
and Sayville which are ferry terminals for Fire Island
. Other prominent communities are Bayport, Brentwood, Central Islip, Hauppauge, Islip village, and Ronkonkoma.
phone: +1 631-854-0939
address: Montauk Highway and Manor Lane, West Bay ShoreBuilt in 1697, it served briefly as headquarters for the British army during the Revolutionary War. President George Washington stayed there during his tour of Long Island in 1790. Take a tour of the Manor House led by costumed docents and stroll through the grounds and nearby Gardiner County Park.
Heckscher State Park
address: Heckscher Parkway Field 1, East Islip1,657-acre park.
Long Island Maritime Museum
address: 88 West Avenue, West SayvilleMaritime museum in several historic buildings including the Rudolph Oyster House, and the ships Priscilla and Modesty, all of which are National Historic Landmarks.