Quiet area, some good fishing and seafood
Too quiet to grow up in :)
Ever read Great Gatsby? This is East Egg.
After spending a good portion of the morning up the hill a bit at Sagamore Hill where Theodore Roosevelt lived when he wasn't in Washington D.C. or on some journey (he probably would have been an active member on VT) I ventured down to where he is spending an eternity at Young's Memorial Cemetery.More to comemore
This had been on my "Bucket List" for a long long time. We drove to Long Island over Labor Day weekend, 2010. Hurrican Earl was barreling along up the Eastern seaboard and had the potential to hit Long Island. Earl didn't show up and neither did the hoards of holiday weekend tourists. We really lucked out and had a great four days there. The...more
After checking in at the visitor center and then walking about 100 yards to the house I waited outside with several other early morning TR fans awaiting for our personal house tour. Right at 10:30 a.m. our national park district guide opened the front door and after a few introductory words (NO PICTURES inside the house, etc, darn) we were allowed...more
Sagamore Hill was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, from 1885 until his death in 1919. Nearly unchanged since 1910 (the year after he left the presidency and returned from a long safari in Africa). Visitors can see 23 rooms of the house by taking a guided tour of the home ($5 admission fee). The main downstairs...more
Sagamore Hill was the home of the 26th President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt from 1886 until his death in 1919. It is located at the end of Cove Neck Road, Cove Neck, New York on Long Island, 45 miles east of Manhattan.childAlthough a native of New York City, Theodore Roosevelt spent many childhood summers with his family in the Oyster...more
Oyster Bay has a festival called, "St. Rocco Festival" it is a cute little festival with rides for the kiddies, beer, gambeling and food for the adults. You can walk through the whole thing in less than 5 minutes. But it is nice to see whats going on. Raffle tickets for a car, for 20 bucks ..and no funnel cake!more
The beach at oyster bay is beautiful. The sunset is amazing. However, being from New Jersey, I take my beaches very seriously. Oyster Bay is on the north shore, so instead of soft sand, you have rocks. I dont go swimming there because i am a baby when it comes to walking on hard rocks. However, walking by the beach at night, and taking pictures is...more
Sagamore Hill was the home of President Teddy Roosevelt (who was also Governor of NY state). It's now a national historic site, and you can visit Wed-Sun 10a-4p (annoyingly, signs in town say "Closed Mon-Tue"). For $5, you can get a tour of the house, but call ahead, as they can sell out. ALL TOURS must be guided. Walking the grounds is free, and...more
There are only two resturants that have been standing for yearsdespite hard competition. Both are well worth the price! They are Taby's and Cafe Al Dente. Taby's has the best Burgers on the face of the planet. My favorite was the oysterbay burger! There Gyro's are also to die for, but then again everything they make is incredible! This is a local...more
After a busy day visiting Sagamore Hill and Youngs Memorial Cemetary (I guess you could say the above ground and under ground homes of Theodore Roosevelt) in Oyster Bay it was time for me to find a little local place for a bite to eat. Going a couple of blocks off the main drag of Oyster Bay I ran across this little eatery shack which beckoned me...more
Canterbury Ales Oyster Bar & Grill is located on Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay's Main street. The out side is beautiful, it looks like an old oyster house ! When you walk inside you are hit with the smell of tasty food, and right away you want to dive in and eat ! But wait a minute , they have a crazy assortment of beer, from all across the US ! Im not...more
Maybe you've heard of Oyster Bay from the movie 'Meet the Parents' with DeNiro et al. Well, the parents live in Oyster Bay, and there is a scene that takes place in the 'Oyster Bay Drug Store.' No such drugstore exists in Oyster Bay, NY. And there you go! : )
I am about to reveal a secret that only a handful of kids who grew up in Oyster Bay know about. A place we used to call paradise. If you love nature this is for you. Now, I think the area is marked as protected and is partly fenced at once of the entrances, but I know how to get in without jumping a fence. If they try to stop you for trustpassing...more
My Boyfriend just recently moved to Oyster Bay, NY. We didnt even know they had car shows, we dont see them advertised, they just sort of appear on main street every now and then. During the summer it happens alot. And boy, are these cars nice. Last time even Billy Joel was there. Dont worry Billy, we wont bother you, we just wanna look at these...more
While the beaches in the area look nice, most of them aren't dream-beaches. Since they were formed by glaciers and constitute the terminal moraine, they are very rocky. Go to the south shore for the good beaches (Jones Beach, etc).
Also, the beaches on the north shore are loaded with jellyfish and seaweed, which are particularly uncool for me...not to mention that there are zero waves.