Overlooking the Arthur Kill and Perth Amboy, this 17th century house f Captain Billop is a great example of Colonial Architecture. Tours available on the Weekends. Best time to come is Halloween, Colonial Days exhibition and Father Christmas (usually the second Sunday in December), follows the Friday caroling and lighting of the giant Yule Log. NYC Parks Dept. maintains the grounds and their is a visitor center with Bathroom across Hylan Blvd. This is poorly signed. Lots of trails that parallel the seashore so where appropriate shoes and clothes, Easy Beach Access. There is no food or water available here so make sure you pack from home or stock up on Main St. at the Crackerbarrel Deli when you get off the train. Amboy Rd in Tottenville has a few convenient restaurants : Tottenville Tavern, Mikey Bagels, and Reggianos's Brick oven Pizza are walkable, but you will have to backtrack to the Conference house or stop here for dinner. Great birdwatching, and the SI Herb Society maintains the Colonial Herb Garden. Beautiful. Walk along Satterlee St to the Biddle House, a colonial mansion where my grandfather listened to the original "War of the Worlds" broadcast when this was a speakeasy. Exlore the trails and the beaches. Really better on a bike, you can cover more turf and get to food faster without a long wak through residential Tottenville.
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