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Fort Salonga bestrides the Huntington and Smithtown townships in Suffolk County on the prominent North Shore of Long Island, New York. This affluent neighborhood is known for being the site of a historic certified Gold Coast mansion, plenty of magnificent beaches, as well as waterfront parks, preserves, and lavish homes with captivating views of the Long Island Sound.

Local Area Information

Fort Salonga is an opulent 9.9-square-mile community and census-designated place (CDP) located in Suffolk County, on the North Shore of Long Island in the State of New York, United States. It overlooks the Long Island Sound and straddles the townships of Huntington and Smithtown, and is situated in the northeast corner of the former and the northwest boundary of the latter.

Fort Salonga is bordered by Kings Park on the east, Commack on the southeast, East Northport on the south, and the villages of Northport and Asharoken on the west and northwest, respectively. It is one of the coastal communities along the northern shore, also known as the Gold Coast of Long Island, so named for the several magnificent mansions and estates built in the area since the turn of the 20th century.

The hamlet is the site of Suffolk County’s easternmost certified Gold Coast mansion called Geissler Estate, which included much of the area known today as the Makamah Beach. Hayes Hill Drive, off Makamah Road, is named for the Hayes family, who bought the property from the Geisslers, subdivided the estate, and lived in the main residence until the 1990s.

Today, most of the residences in the Fort Salonga, NY 11768 ZIP code are single-family homes, usually with one- or multiple-car garages, and many of which are waterfront properties overlooking the Long Island Sound and have gorgeous water views as well as direct beach access. There are also plenty of luxury homes, which generally come with a pool, and several residences conveniently located within a stone’s throw of horse properties and facilities.

Fort Salonga is approximately 42 miles east of Midtown Manhattan in New York City, and served by the Northport Station via the Port Jefferson Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. Travel time to or from the city by car takes about an hour and 11 minutes to an hour and 54 minutes via the Northern State Parkway or Long Island Expressway.

General Information

Township: Town of Smithtown | Smithtown, New York &

Town of Huntington | Huntington, New York

County: Suffolk County

Population: 9,652 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Fort Salonga via the Northport Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
1 hour 13 minutes to 1 hour 26 minutes.

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Water District
Suffolk County Water Authority

Gas Company(s)
PSEG Long Island
National Grid

Electric Company(s)
PSEG Long Island

Cable/ Phone/ TV/ Internet Provider(s)
Verizon Fios


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Beaches & Parks

Callahans Beach on Fort Salonga Road is a quiet beach for residents of the Town of Smithtown. The beach tends to be rocky but has many amenities, such as a spacious picnic area with tables, benches, fire places, a playground, outdoor showers, restrooms and a snack booth. Other activities that may be enjoyed included camping and fishing/surf casting. The Sunken Meadow State Park is just a stone’s throw away from Callahans Beach.

Crab Meadow Beach is a public beach on Waterside Avenue that stretches along the shores of the Long Island Sound. Many types of water activities are allowed such as canoeing, fishing, and kayaking. Sandbars are often formed and create shallow pools of water that are ideal for small children, and there is also a large playground which offers a jungle-gym, basketball courts, see-saws, slides, and swings.

Fuchs Pond Preserve, formerly called Cranberry Hill, is a 21-acre park with half a mile of hiking trail on somewhat hilly terrain, and provides a good opportunity for young students to take educational nature hikes. The preserve has upland slope forest, an area of high plateau, freshwater marsh and five acres of spring-fed freshwater pond.

The Henry Ingraham Nature Preserve is a 27-acre park offering half a mile of looping trail on hilly terrain. Around the park are benches, built by Eagle Scouts, where visitors can rest, observe nature and get an awareness of almost all types of natural habitats in the Town of Huntington, since the preserve is near two others, the Fuchs Pond Preserve and Jerome Ambro Memorial Wetlands Preserve.

The Makamah Nature Preserve, formerly called Crab Meadow Park East Watershed, is a 160-acre Suffolk County park featuring a 2.6-mile trail, set on hilly terrain, for hiking, bird watching, and walking dogs on a leash. The preserve is a primary habitat for owls and woodpeckers, and as many as 94 other bird species and 12 mammal species have been found in and around the area, suggesting a healthy relationship between prey and predator.

Meadowlark Park has bike trails with challenging climbs that test even the most experienced mountain bikers, but also reward the adventurous with fun and enjoyable rides.

The Schools

Fort Salonga students in the Town of Smithtown side attend the schools of the Kings Park Central School District, which has five public schools. Fort Salonga Elementary School is located in the area, and the rest are in the neighboring community of Kings Park.

Fort Salonga students in the Town of Huntington side attend the Northport-East Northport Union Free School District. Two of the district schools, Northport Middle and Norwood Avenue Elementary Schools, are also located in the hamlet.


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