One of the main attractions to living in a community like Brentwood is the eastern seaboard and the scenic vistas it provides. Nowhere is it better to take in those sights than Heckscher State Park on the shore of the Great South Bay. Once belonging to a wealthy local resident, it has since become property of the state and is now a green space available for all to use. The park itself offers mellow beaches, picnic tables and pavilions, soccer fields, hiking and biking trails, and more. There is also a free concert series in the park every summer, provided by the New York Philharmonic.
Take a step back in time with the Brentwood Historical Society. With their main facility in the city center of Brentwood, the society is a voluntary organization that preserves and restores classic vintage architecture and historic sites in the area. Currently, they are focusing on revitalizing the original octagonal schoolhouse constructed in 1859 and known as the Dame House, which is one of the only remaining structures from the original township. Stop by when you have some time and learn about this interesting hamlet, and how it came to be the city it is today.