Smith Point Beach: 19 min drive
Smith Point, the County's Largest Ocean front Park, offers: Swimming, surfing, saltwater fishing, camping, outer beach access, food concession, playground, showers, & special events in season.
Fire Island Wilderness Visitor Center: 5 min drive
At Smith Point County Park (same location as beach). This gateway to the only Federally designated wilderness in New York state has a ranger contact station, second floor viewing area and exhibit space, ranger-led interpretive programs, and a self-guided nature trail. Rangers issue permits for for recreational driving and waterfowl hunting in season.
William Floyd Estate: 5 min drive
Plantation of Revolutionary War General and Declaration of Independence signer. The estate includes 12 outbuildings and a cemetery. From Memorial weekend thru the last weekend in Oct.
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge: 10 min drive
Refuge is home to many species of wildlife, including songbirds, birds of prey, deer, foxes
Fishing-Wine tasting-Golf-Waterpark-OutletMalls: Saltwater Fishing:
This is a great area for fishing, crabbing and clamming. Drop into Dick's Bait & Tackle shop on Neighbourhood Road, its about a mile from the house, the guys there will be able to get you up to speed on the area and possibly permits needed.
Long Island Wineries:
I’ve listed a few wineries with good reviews below however there are dozens to chose from.
Wolffer Estate Sagpond Vineyards - 50 minute drive
Paumanok Vineyards - 38 minute drive
There are many public golf courses on Long Island including Bethpage and Montauk Downs.
The nearest ones to Mastic Beach are:
Rock Hill Golf & Country Club (public) - 24 minute drive
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater - 1 hour drive
This is a great venue, with the less expensive seats having a great view of the ocean behind the stage.
Splish Splash Waterpark: 35 min drive
Tangier Outlet Malls: 31 min drive
One on the way Manhattan(Deer Park), the other on the way to the Hamptons
Brookhaven National Laboratory: Science Tour,Brookhaven National LaboratoryUpton, NY 11973
(631) 344-2400 Group Tours • 344-4458 Summer Sundays
Brookhaven is one of the nation's leading scientific research laboratories. Three Nobel Prize-winning discoveries have been made at the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron, BNL's high energy proton accelerator.
The Lab's Science Museum, housed in the world's first peacetime atomic research reactor, offers three floors of exciting exhibits that explore BNL's scientific advancements through past decades. Clear and colorful displays, interactive exhibits, historical collections, and media shows acquaint visitors with science and with Brookhaven's missions and accomplishments.
Individuals and Families are welcome on 'Summer Sundays' in July and August (except the 4th of July weekend), without reservations, between 10am and 3pm for a 2-hour guided tour.