Area Attractions

Fountaingate Gardens will ensure you stay connected to what you love—both on campus and off. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find something to fit the bill.

Located in Commack, Fountaingate Gardens’ central location offers easy access to north and south shore beaches, the Hamptons, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn, via the Northern State Parkway, Long Island Expressway and Sunken Meadow/Sagtikos Parkway, all less than 2 miles from our campus.  

For jet-setters, Long Island MacArthur Airport is less than a 20-minute drive; and less than 15 minutes away are two Long Island Rail Road stations—Huntington and Deer Park— enabling easy excursions to Manhattan’s Broadway shows or to Montauk’s famous lighthouse and sandy beaches.

Off-Campus Attractions

When you think of senior living, Long Island may not jump immediately to mind – but it should. Long Island is a vibrant community full of interesting people and fascinating attractions.

Visit Neighboring Cities: With New York City at one end and The Hamptons at the other, Long Island has everything you need to live a high-quality life without traveling too far.

Enjoy Outdoor Spaces: There are many options for exciting daytime activities on Long Island, such as:

  • Walks in Hoyt Farm Nature Preserve, Dix Hills Park, or Berkeley Jackson County Park
  • Golfing at The Hamlet Golf & Country Club or Stonebridge Golf Links & Country Club
  • World-famous beaches
  • State parks and historic sites
  • Wineries
  • Tennis

Experience a Rich Culture: Long Island celebrates its unique history and culture through attractions that draw visitors from all over the world, including:

Find Lots of Shopping: There is plenty of antique and retail shopping nearby, including the nearby Tanger Outlets.

Pursue Life-long Learning: Lifelong learning engages the brain, allowing you to live a longer and healthier life. Opportunities for lifelong learning can be found in our community, at the Suffolk Y JCC, the Commack Public Library, or a community college such as Suffolk County Community College.

Volunteer and Give Back: There are endless opportunities to volunteer on Long Island. Older adults can serve as mentors at a local community center, take care of animals at the local shelter, give tours at a museum, or run a local food drive.

Easy for Family and Friends to Visit: Travel is easy with the Long Island MacArthur Airport, Deer Park Train Station, and Huntington Train Station nearby.  Visitors coming from Connnecticut, Rhode Island or other areas to the north of Long Island? The Port Jefferson ferry is just over 30 minutes east of Fountaingate Gardens in Port Jefferson.

On-Campus Attractions

Enhance wellness with on-site, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and classes. Delve into lifelong learning with lectures and educational events. Challenge your creative spirit in a robust arts program and community arts center. Activities will be driven by you and your fellow residents and may include clubs dedicated to exploring photography, books, theater, bridge, golf, pickleball, music and more.

Stay Close to What You Love

At Fountaingate Gardens, it’s easy to stay in touch with the people and places you love – all while exploring new horizons. And, if advanced health needs are ever required down the road, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that expert care is available on the same beautiful 36-acre campus:

Enjoy Easy Access To and From Your New Home

From the Long Island Expressway

  • Traveling East: Long Island Expressway to exit 52 North (Commack Road).
  • Traveling West: Long Island Expressway to exit 53; stay on the service road to the first traffic light.
  • Make a right onto Commack Road.
  • Continue north on Commack Road, under Northern State Parkway, past The Hamlet Golf and Country Club on the left, to Hauppauge Road. Commack Library is on the corner.
  • Turn left; we are approximately 1/4 mile down on the right (the first Gurwin building).

From the Northern State Parkway

  • Traveling East: Northern State Parkway to exit 43 (Commack Road). At the traffic light, make a left onto Vanderbilt Parkway. At the next light, make a left onto Commack Road.
  • Traveling West: Northern State Parkway to exit 43 (Commack Road). Make a left onto Commack Road.
  • Continue north on Commack Road, past The Hamlet Golf and Country Club on the left, to Hauppauge Road. Commack Library is on the corner.
  • Turn left; we are approximately 1/4 mile down on the right (the first Gurwin building).
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