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Long Island: Baiting Hollow

Baiting Hollow MapBaiting Hollow is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Riverhead.

As of the 2000 census, there were 1,642 people, 1208 households, and 475 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $79,479 and the median income for a family was $105,272. Males had a median income of $98,081 and only $42,900 for females.

Baiting Hollow Boy Scouts CampBaiting Hollow Scout Camp is owned and operated by the Suffolk County Council, Boy Scouts of America, and has been serving Scouting since 1926.

Baiting Hollow WelcomeA sign welcomes residents and visitors to Baiting Hollow, a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Baiting Hollow has a total area of 5.4 square miles, of which, 3.2 square miles of it is land and 2.2 square miles of it (40.52%) is water. The latitude of Baiting Hollow is 40.956N. The longitude is -72.744W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 105 feet.

Baiting Hollow RanchBaiting Hollow Horse Ranch

Baiting Hollow LibraryThe Baiting Hollow Free Library is located on Sound Avenue. The small house, painted light gray with burgundy shutters, consists of just one room with a narrow walkway leading inside.

In 1660, this section of the original Aquebogue purchase was divvied into 60 lots and there was not much activity there until the late 18th Century. The building of a cart path through the “Great Woods” in 1702 provides easing travel from Southold to Brookhaven Town. The neighborhood was named for a local pond, where travelers watered their horses. The former and merged names of Baiting Hollow include Fresh Pond.

Baiting Hollow LaneSound Ave & Baiting Hollow Lane in Calverton, NY.

Baiting Hollow GiorgioGiorgio’a at Fox Hill in Baiting Hollow is a catering facility that overlooks a golf course and the Long Island Sound.

In later years, the Baiting Hollow farmers have tried planting several crops and trees such as corn, potatoes, cauliflower, mulberry trees, and even daffodils as their source of living. Then, Baiting Hollow developed a reputation for experimental farming and drew agricultural specialists interested in studying plant diseases and pesky insects. In 1923, New York State purchased the old Homan farm on Sound Avenue and founded a research farm that is still operating up to now.

Baiting Hollow Farm VineyardBaiting Hollow Farm Vineyard is a premier North Fork Long Island winery featuring Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Rose, Red Table Wine.

Baiting Hollow Cooperage InnBaiting Hollow Cooperage Inn is a casual country bistro serving local wines and produce.

About 17% of Baiting Hollow residents were German ancestries and 16% were Irish. The racial-makeup of the neighborhood comprises of 96.27% White, 1.38% African American, 0.55% Asian, 0.97% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Baiting Hollow used as a setting in a short story titled “Vanity, Vanity” by Theodore Dreiser, author of “An American Tragedy’” and “Sister Carrie”.

Baiting Hollow ClubThe Baiting Hollow Club is also home to a brand new luxurious, 25000 square foot, shingle style clubhouse.

Baiting Hollow ChurchBaiting Hollow Congregational Church on Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow reaches out in Christian friendship and love to all in our local communities and beyond.

The Wildwood State Park is a famous park in Baiting Hollow that composes of 600 acres of undeveloped hardwood forest terminating on the high bluff overlooking Long Island Sound. The park offers a beach, a playground, picnic tables, hiking and biking, fishing, a campground with tent and trailer sites, cross-country skiing, recreation programs, and a food concession. Everyone can relax at shaded picnic tables as their children enjoy the nearby playground. Another is the Splish Splash Water Park which is located a mere five minutes from Baiting Hollow. This park was ranked as the fifth best water park in the United States of America by the Travel Channel.

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