Riverhead Tourism, New York

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Riverhead is a town within Suffolk County, New York, on the north shore of Long Island. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,506. The town rests on the mouth of the Peconic River, from which it derives its name. Since 1727, Riverhead has been the county seat of Suffolk County. The smaller hamlet of Riverhead lies within it, and is the town’s principal economic center. The town is 166 miles (267 km) southwest of Boston via the Orient Point-New London Ferry, and is 76 miles (123 km) northeast of New York City. In the beginning of the 20th century, the town saw an influx of Polish immigrants. This led to the creation of Polish Town, where the popular Polish Town Fair is held annually. Riverhead is the agricultural apex of Long Island, with 20,000 of the 35,000 acres of the island’s farmland located within the town. The town is also home to four separate beaches which are open year round. Iron Pier, Wading River, and Reeves Beach each offer boating access for residents and visitors alike.


Riverhead is a town in the Suffolk County in the state of New York and is situated on the north shore of Long Island. The town of Riverhead is agriculturally dominant and has many farmlands located within the town and some beaches like Iron Pier, Wading River, and Reeves Beach around it. Places to visit in Riverhead are: Many of its beaches, where you can spend a day with your loved ones watching the waves or building sand castles; Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Centre; Paumanok Vineyards (Aquebogue), which features locally made wines; Martha Clara Vineyards; Palmer Vineyards (Aquebogue); Suffolk Theatre; Crooked Ladder Brewery; Hallockville Museum Farm; Goodale Farms; Woodside Orchards (Aquebogue); and Tanger Outlets, a shopping complex.


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Facts and Stats for Riverhead*

  • Pollution Statistics in Riverhead

    Know the pollution level of Riverhead before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Riverhead - Quality of Life

    • Pollution Index 43.1 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Riverhead

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Riverhead

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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