Old Field Point & Lighthouse
Old Field Point sits at the northern end of Old Field Road and offers breathtaking views of Long Island Sound and Connecticut. Residents and visitors are invited to explore the grounds although care should be taken when approaching the bluffs. The hours for the lighthouse grounds on Sundays are from 8:00 AM to 4:00PM. The first floor of the Old Field Lighthouse, constructed in 1868, serves as the Village Hall and is open for official business on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The upper floors of the Lighthouse, which continues to serve as a navigation aid for Long Island Sound, are, unfortunately, not open to the public. Information on this resource can be found at www.lighthousefriends.com
The Village of Old Field maintains a right of way from Old Field Road (South of the Lighthouse) to Old Field Beach (known as Whitehall Beach). Residents are invited to park on the Lighthouse grounds and walk south on Old Field Road to the right of way. Please note that access to the right of way is limited to the residents of the Village and non-residents may not enter or use.
Whitehall Beach offers some of the finest salt water bathing on Long Island. Between April 1 and November 1, no cats, dogs, horses or other domestic animals are allowed on the beach. No open fires or motorized vehicles are allowed at any time. Residents are asked to keep the beach clean and responsibly dispose of all litter.
Flax Pond is a tidal estuary which lies behind a barrier beach at the center of Old Field Village, Setauket, NY. One hundred and thirty-five acres of salt marsh, it is a place of great biodiversity and natural beauty. Flax Pond is a habitat for a range of plant and animal species which depend on the tidal rhythms of the estuary for their life cycle. It is a nursery, a shelter, a food source, and a place of continuing renewal. Flax Pond is owned by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Kaltenborn Commons is located at the entrance to the Village of Old Field at the intersection of Quaker Path and Old Field Road.
The Commons is named in honor of the late H.V. Kaltenborn, a noted radio journalist and one time resident of Old Field. More information can be found at http://www.coutant.org/kaltenborn.html
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