Top 5 Things To Do In Massapequa Park, New York

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Located on the south shore of Long Island, Massapequa Park is village and hamlet within Oyster Bay. Despite a population of only 17,000, this small town has a lot to offer. It won’t take long after arriving at Massapequa Park to realize why its residents tend to stick around for life. With its family owned businesses and beautiful parks, this is small town at its finest.

1. Brady Park

With plenty of amenities for people of all ages, it’s no wonder why Brady Park is Massapequa Park’s most active park. With a state-of-the-art playground for the kids, a baseball field and basketball court for young adults. The park also has bocci, shuffleboard and horseshoe pits for those that want a more relaxing activity, making it a perfect spot for a day with the whole family. It even has a community center for large gatherings like a company picnic or family reunion. Choose Brady Park and be taken back to the days when you were at the playground with your friends as a child, only now it’s your child. Plus, it’s a great form of exercise and will get the kids away from technology, at least for a little while. So whether you’re a kid, teenager, parent, or grandparent, you’ll never be bored at Brady Park.

Brady Park

Address: Brady Park, Massapequa Park, NY 11762

Price: Free

Opening Hours: All Day

Website: Brady Park

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2. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

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Established October 13, 1955 by Reverend Francis P. McLoone, this beautiful structure performs many sacraments including baptisms, weddings, reconciliation and confirmation. This historical church is also open to the public, so it would be a great choice for Sunday morning worship if you’re away from you own church. The friendly fellowship will greet you with open arms. Whether you’re a devoted Christian, are looking for a new church of your own, or are just a fan of amazing architecture, a stop at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church is a must.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Address: 855 Carmans Rd., Massapequa Park, NY 11762

Price: Free

Website: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

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3. Smokin’ Al’s BBQ Joint

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Al of Smokin’ Al’s BBQ Joint spent years traveling all of America, learning how different parts of the country make their BBQ. He then took all of that knowledge and combined it to create the best BBQ in all of New York. Many of the meals of cooked all day to give them the tenderness and smoked taste that only the best BBQ has. In fact, Ribs are cooked for six hours before being served, and a brisket is cooked for a whopping thirteen hours before it’s deemed to be ready for customers. So if you’re in town with a group of people and nobody can decide on a place to eat, it’s a safe bet that all will be pleased with this one-of-a-kind BBQ. It’s no surprise that since its opening in 2003, Smokin’ Al’s BBQ Joint has served over two million guests and has become a staple of Massapequa Park.

Smokin' Al's BBQ Joint

Address: 4847 Merrick Rd, Massapequa Park, NY 11762

Price: from 9.99 USD

Opening Hours: 11:30 am to 10 pm

Contact: +1 516 799 4900

Website: Smokin’ Al’s BBQ Joint

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4. Massapequa Preserve

This beautiful stretch of nature will make you forget that you’re on Long Island. If you’re looking for a quiet place to forget your troubles or get away from the hustle and bustle of the city then take a walk on one of Massapequa Preserve’s trails. The green belt trail will take you through the trees, where you can see wildlife, watch birds, get some fresh air and get exercise all at the same time. There is also a paved path that runs alongside a stream and two lakes that you can share with other bicyclists, rollerbladers and joggers. This path, if traveled the entire way, will take you all the way from the Long Island Express Way down to Cedar Beach and to the ocean. It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional biker or runner, or if you’re just looking for a leisurely stroll, this place is going to have everything you’re looking for. If you love being one with nature then look no further than the Massapequa Preserve.

Massapequa Preserve

Website: Massapequa Preserve

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5. Yours to Treasure Gift Shoppe

Posted by Yours To Treasure Gift Shoppe on Thursday, 3 September 2015

If you enjoy creating things with your bare hands then you’re going to love what you see at Yours to Treasure Gift Shoppe. For the last 11 years, this one-of-a-kind gift shop has been providing customers with hand-crafted items for every occasion. This is the kind of store that you’ll spend an hour in and not even realize that it’s been that long. From clothes to jewelry, you’re sure to find that unique item to decorate your home with or a gift for that person that’s always difficult to buy for, after all… the best gifts are those that are handmade (they don’t have to know that you bought it).

Yours to Treasure Gift Shoppe

Address: 1030-B Park Blvd, Massapequa Park, New York

Opening Hours: 10 am to 6 pm

Contact: +1 516 541 2900

Facebook: Yours to Treasure Gift Shoppe

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Massapequa Park, New York

Massapequa Park
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This small city may be located on Long Island, but it is certainly free of all the crowds and noise that come with the big city. The people of Massapequa Park love their small town and it shows in their friendly personalities. The beautiful parks and small-town shops and restaurants are the sort of things that you won’t get in the bigger towns, and that’s exactly why Massapequa Park is a must-see.

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