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Islip (pronounced "ICE-lip") is a town on Long Island in the state of New York. It includes the villages of Brightwaters, Islandia, Ocean Beach and Saltaire. It also includes numerous hamlets including Bay Shore and Sayville which are ferry terminals for Fire Island. Other prominent communities are Bayport, Brentwood, Central Islip, Hauppauge, Islip village, and Ronkonkoma.


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By plane[edit]

  • MacArthur Airport100 Arrivals Avenue, Ronkonkoma (Islip) +1 631 467-3210. Currently served only by American Airlines (Philadelphia) and Southwest Airlines (Baltimore/Washington, Chicago-Midway, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach).
  • Liberty Jet Management1965 Smithtown Avenue, Ronkonkoma (Islip) +1 800.879.2345. Offers private jet charter services.


  • 1 Sagtikos ManorMontauk Highway and Manor Lane, West Bay Shore (Robert Moses Causeway South to Exit RM27A Bay Shore. Turn right onto Rt 27A and continue east approximately 1/2 mile. Entrance to Manor on left),  +1 631-854-0939. Tour hours: June, Sun, 1-4PM, Jul and Aug, Sun, Wed and Thu, 1-4PM. built in 1697 served briefly as headquarters for the British army during the Revolutionary War. President George Washington stayed there during his tour of Long Island in 1790. Take a tour of the Manor House led by costumed docents and stroll through the grounds and nearby Gardiner County Park.
  • 2 Heckscher State ParkHeckscher Parkway Field 1, East Islip. 1,657-acre park
  • 3 Fire Island LighthouseBay Shore. A lighthouse built in 1826, now on the National Register of Historic Places
  • 4 Long Island Maritime Museum88 West Avenue, West Sayville. Maritime museum located in several historic buildings including the Rudolph Oyster House, as well as the ships Priscilla and Modesty, all of which are National Historic Landmarks






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Routes through Islip
BabylonBay Shore  W NY-27.svg E  SayvilleMontauk
Babylon ← Becomes Babylon BranchBay Shore  W LIRR Montauk icon.png E  SayvilleMontauk
HicksvilleMelville  W LIRR Ronkonkoma icon.png E  RonkonkomaGreenport

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