Oyster Bay Cove is a small village in Nassau County, New York, located on the North Shore of Long Island. It covers an area of 4.9 square miles and has a population of around 2,000 people.
The area now known as Oyster Bay Cove was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Matinecock and the Massapequa. In the 17th century, the Dutch established a trading post in the region. Later, the English arrived, and the area became known for its shipbuilding industry. During the American Revolution, Oyster Bay Cove was occupied by British forces, and the town played a significant role in the war. After the war, the town grew as a center of agriculture and commerce.
Oyster Bay Cove is home to a number of historic landmarks, including the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, which features over 400 acres of landscaped gardens and a mansion dating back to 1913. Another notable attraction is the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the former home of President Theodore Roosevelt. Visitors can tour the house and explore the surrounding park, which includes hiking trails and picnic areas.
Oyster Bay Cove is served by the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District, which includes four schools: Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, James H. Vernon Middle School, Oyster Bay High School, and Oyster Bay-East Norwich School.
Residents of Oyster Bay Cove enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including golfing at the nearby public and private courses, hiking and fishing at the nearby Cold Spring Harbor State Park, and boating in the Long Island Sound. The town also hosts a number of community events throughout the year, including an annual summer concert series and a holiday tree lighting ceremony.