East Hampton Fire Department 1 Cedar St, East Hampton, NY11937 Started in the late 1800s, the East Hampton Fire Department was founded by local businessmen. Today, it is still a…More volunteer organization. Over 140 members makeup six companies that respond to structure and brush fires and major accidents in the East Hampton Fire District, which stretches from Northwest Woods to East Hampton Village's ocean beaches. The fire department headquarters is apart of the Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street.
In the Northwest Woods section of East Hampton is a true hidden gem. LongHouse Reserve is about 16 acres of gardens…More and art works. Founded by Jack Lenor Larsen, a renowned textile designer, art collector and author. The gardens surround Mr. Larsen's house which double as his private residence and the reserve's offices. Sculptures, plant collections, ornamental borders and decorations make for a magical tour. There is also an educational focus and programs. It never quite looks the same as the last time you were there.
Camp Karole 44 Woods Ln, East Hampton, NY11937 A summer day camp, Camp Karole has been held at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons for almost 35 years. There are four…More one-week sessions in July and August for children 3 to 11 years old. Many of the campers return as counselors. In fact, the camp director was one of the original 3-years-olds who attended when the camp started. Campers receive water instruction in the pool at the center, which is used exclusively for the camp; take part in sports on the fields; and participate in drama, music, and arts and crafts. They also take field trips to bowl, kayak, golf, play at the beach and visit local attractions. There were about 200 attendees in 2010. The camp offers pick-up and drop-off from stops in Water Mill, Sagaponack, in the Northwest Woods section of East Hampton and Amagansett.
Steeped in history, Cedar Point County Park offers a vast campground, sweeping views of Gardiner's Bay and a rocky…More beach that leads to the historic Cedar Point Lighthouse. First settled in 1651, that area of Northwest Woods was as a port for shipping material for farms and fishing from the port of Sag Harbor, just across the bay. The lighthouse was built in 1860 on an island offshore to guide whaling ships in and out of Sag Harbor. When the hurricane of 1938 ripped through the South Fork, it changed the shoreline and created the sand strip that visitors now stroll to get to the lighthouse.
Run by the Suffolk County Parks Department, visitors to the campground can surf-cast for bluefish, bass and fluke, hike the nature trails, rent a rowboat to paddle around or sunbathe. There are group and individual campsites. Dogs are allowed. Reservations have to be made at least seven days in advance by calling the county's reservation line at 631-244-7275.
There is a general store that is privately run and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner during the summer and sells groceries. A volleyball court and a basketball court by the store are free. A grass baseball field is on the other side of the campground. There is also a playground and covered picnic area near the restroom buildings, one of which has showers.