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Best places to live: Recreation

Meghan Brill, left, and Nicolette Broda, 19, ride

Meghan Brill, left, and Nicolette Broda, 19, ride the Dr. VonDark's Tunnel of Terror at Splish Splash. Photo Credit: Newsday / Charles Eckert /2009

The John Maccarone Memorial Stadium in Glen Cove now has lights and is the happy scene of baseball night games, making it a state-of-the-art facility for all city recreational sports.

Riverhead may be known for the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium and Splish Splash, but also more than half of all agricultural property on Long Island lies within the town's jurisdiction, offering families ample opportunities to enjoy the land and the fruits and vegetables it bears.

Seaford's Cedar Creek Park has some unusual amenities, including a playground, featuring a roller rink that's open year-round, an aerodome field designed for radio-controlled model airplane hobbyists, a model-car racetrack and sled hills.

The gateway to Jones Beach, Wantagh offers an array of outdoor fun for families at its wide assortment of beaches, nature parks and museums, including Forest City Community Park, Wantagh Park and the Twin Lake Preserve.


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