A haven for outdoor recreation, Smithtown is a lively residential neighborhood with plenty to offer.
People are drawn to Smithtown for its convenient location and wealth of natural hotspots. It’s easy for residents to head into the city or escape to the beach. Housing options in this small town consist of apartment complexes, single-family homes, and condos. While pricey like most Long Island towns, locals find the amenities and peaceful suburban atmosphere to be well worth it.
Family-friendly activities abound in this corner of Long Island. Favorite activities in the area include swimming, hiking, and fly fishing. Rent a canoe or kayak and spend a day out on the Nissequogue River. Pack a picnic lunch for a day out at one of the community’s many parks, or spend an afternoon fishing at Willow Pond.
The real gem of the area is the network of parks, nature centers, and museums that dot the landscape. The Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, a two-state nature preserve, boasts acres and acres of natural habitats. The Hoyt House Museum has a nature center, waterpark, and playground popular with locals and visitors alike. A network of scenic walking trails is the perfect place for a stroll, while hotspots like the Nature Museum make it easier than ever to learn about the area’s diverse wildlife.