Situated on the North Shore of Long Island, the historic hamlet of Oyster Bay - not to be confused with the much larger town of Oyster Bay - is home to a wealth of cultural experiences, great schools, the sparkling waters of Oyster Bay, and, of course, Billy Joel. The eastern termination point on the Oyster Bay Long Island Railroad line, Oyster Bay offers direct access to New York City and a plethora of things to do for those wanting to stay local.
Oyster Bay's schools are located within the Oyster Bay East Norwich Schol District, which also includes the neighboring villages of Centre Island, Oyster Bay Cove, Cove Neck and portions of others. The schools have had notable success - in fact, Oyster Bay High School was voted to be one of America's Best High Schools in 2012 by Newsweek and the Daily Beast.
For lovers of culture and outdoor recreation alike, there is no shortage of things to do in Oyster Bay. The hamlet was the birthplaces of Theodore Roosevelt and his home has been transformed into the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site - technically located in Cove Neck and also home to the Theodore Roosevelt Museum. For true history buffs, the hamlet is also home to the 26th President's burial site at Youngs Memorial Cemetary.
For nature lovers, the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park features a beautiful arboretum and botanical garden. The gorgeous landmark is used in many major films and offers a summer concert series.
During the summer, you and the whole family can head down to Beekman Beach or the Waterfront Center, which offers - among other things - sailing and paddle boat lessons by experienced teachers.
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