One of Long Island's hippest and most varied downtowns is Huntington in Suffolk County, which has a number of restaurants, boutiques, and historical and natural attractions. The larger town of Huntington, which also includes Cold Spring Harbor, Northport, and Lloyd Harbor, contains the downtown of Huntington. The Gold Coast mansions of Long Island's North Shore end in Huntington, where a few of these magnificent homes still stand. Additionally, Huntington attracts concertgoers, antique collectors, and art enthusiasts. Here is our list of the top ten attractions in Huntington.
Caumsett State Historic Park
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve is a state park on Lloyd Neck, a peninsula extending into Long Island Sound, in the Village of Lloyd Harbor, New York. It is operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. The 1,520-acre park covers the former Marshall Field III estate that was developed in the 1920s, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Much of the park is today managed as a nature preserve, with a focus on protecting high-quality bird habitat.
The Paramount, with 1,555 seats, opened on September 30, 2011, with Elvis Costello headlining. It took the place of the old vaudeville theater, which, for 26 years until its closure in 2009, was a nonprofit Inter-Media Music & Arts Center with 600 seats.
The 'soft' opening included Rusted Root; tickets were $10! Since then, hundreds of famous singers, comedians, and bands have played there, including Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson , Billy Joel, Ed Sheeran, Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, Don Henley, B.B. King, ZZ Top, Steely Dan, Pitbull, Slash, Melissa Etheridge, Lauryn Hill, the Goo Goo Dolls, Panic! At The Disco Steven Wright, Kevin Hart, Rob Schneider, and Weird Al Yankovic.
Heckscher Park is a local park and national historic district in Huntington, Suffolk County, New York. It is bounded by Madison Street, Sabbath Day Path, Main Street, and Prime Avenue. The park is roughly triangular-shaped with a large pond on the northwest corner and contains the Heckscher Museum of Art, established by industrialist August Heckscher, as well as the Chapin Rainbow Theater. It hosts annual art festivals, tulip festivals, concerts, Renaissance fairs, and the Huntington Summer Arts Festival. Heckscher Park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
Oheka Castle, also known as the Otto Kahn Estate, is a hotel located on the North Shore of Long Island, in West Hills, New York, also known as the "Gold Coast," a hamlet in the town of Huntington. It was the country home of investment financier and philanthropist Otto Hermann Kahn and his family. The name "Oheka" is an acronym using the first several letters of each part of its creator's name, Otto Hermann Kahn, which Kahn also used to name his yacht Oheka II and his ocean-front Villa Oheka in Palm Beach, Florida. The mansion, built by Kahn between 1914 and 1919, is the largest private home in New York, and the second largest in the United States, comprising 127 rooms and over 109,000 sq ft, as originally configured. The castle is now a hotel with 32 guest rooms and suites. It is a popular wedding venue for socialites, celebrities, and dignitaries, as well as the backdrop to many photo shoots, television series and films. It also offers a bar, restaurant, and mansion tours of the estate and gardens. In 2004, Oheka was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.