Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
3845 Veterans Memorial Highway
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Phone: (631) 585-9500
Fax: (631) 585-9564
The Harold Malkmes Wildlife Education and Ecology Center is a wildlife preserve and educational center that is managed and maintained by the Town of Brookhaven. Located on a former landfill site, the area had to be completely revamped and repurposed. It is a treasure for all those who have keen interest in wildlife and ecology. Featuring a wildlife center, several greenhouses, and a petting zoo, it is an ideal place for younger children to learn about animals and the environment. You can also enjoy tours that take you through the entire park. Please note that visitors are expected to follow rules and regulations for safety reasons and for the protection of the animals.
On what was once a landfill now stands the Brookhaven Ecology Center, with so many activities and places to see that there really is something for everyone. There is an animal preserve, with over 100 animals to view; some domestic farm animals and others non-releasable wild animals. There is a playground, greenhouses, a fitness trail, ecology center and picnic area, ensuring that Brookhaven is a great place for families. There are free guided tours available for school classes and other organized groups. Call for more details.
A semiprivate 18 hole championship golf course that includes an 11 acre grass and artificial turf practice facility, an award-winning pro shop, and a luxurious clubhouse. Golf lessons and riding carts are available.
The spectacular collection of conifers at Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park, including spruce, pine, cypress, and hemlock, is much appreciated by all visitors (fox, raccoon, birds, and other wildlife often join the human guests). Ponds and little streams slip between the plantings, which also feature many flowers and oak trees. Nature trails wind amongst the trees, and recreational programs are regularly scheduled.
One of the most picturesque golf courses in the area is located at this country club that is situated at the mouth of the Connetquot River and features 27 holes of public championship golf. A full service restaurant, driving range, putting green, and pro shop are also on site.
Fire Island National Seashore is a unique environment of barrier island beaches which host a wide variety of native flora and fauna, including flocks of human beach-goers during summer months. The peaceful surroundings of waves and dunes, ancient forests and timid wildlife, are a welcome respite from the chaos of nearby New York City. To the west, historic Fire Island Lighthouse is always worth a visit, along with the mansion and grounds of the 18th century William Floyd Estate. Tours are conducted year-round (weather permitting), and activities, programs, and workshops are offered particularly for students and teachers. See website for details.
Established in 1965, this lovely 18 hole, par 60 public golf course offers a challenge for players of all skill levels and offers golfing lessons, a pro shop, and riding carts.
One of the finest private golf and country clubs on Long Island, this club features an exceptional and challenging 18 hole, par 72 golf course, as well as a first class tennis complex, a large clubhouse, and a fully stocked golf pro shop.
A challenging, municipal public 18 hole, par 72 golf course that includes a 34 tee driving range, a well stocked pro shop, a restaurant and bar and a miniature golf course. Golf lessons and riding carts are available.
There are 27 public, championship holes located at this country club that features three nine hole tracts that allow for various 18 hole combinations and a wide range of challenges. A driving range, two separate practice greens, and a beautiful clubhouse are also on site.
Golfing lessons, a pro shop, and riding carts are featured at this nine hole, par 35 public golf course that was opened in 1973.
If you are ready for the adventure of a lifetime, then you have come to the right place. Let the seasoned and experienced professionals at Skydive South Shore get you into the air and over Long Island. Skydive South Shore is a group member in good standing with the United States Parachute Association. Their fleet of airplanes and skydiving equipment is maintained to guidelines and rules set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration. Their instructors are among the most experienced skydivers in the world. Their specialty at Skydive South Shore is taking people on their first tandem jumps.