Explore a Gold Coast estate: Planting Fields is one of the only few left on Long Island
On this Road Trip: Close to Home, Macy Egeland explores a Gold Coast estate that dates back to the 1920s, one of only a few left on Long Island. Welcome to Planting Fields in Oyster Bay.
You can explore 409 acres of gardens, greenhouses, open space and walking paths. This North Shore estate is one of only a few surviving estates on Long Island with its original acreage and buildings intact.
Take a tour of Coe Hall, a 65-room mansion that will take you back in time. You can even explore a secret prohibition era bar.
The home was created by William Robertson Coe. Construction began in 1913. And not much has changed.
They offer guided tours for you to learn more about the history, plus a glimpse at some extremely rare artwork.
Another favorite at Planting Fields is the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon in the Tea House. And now that we're getting into the colder months it is a great place for a quick little getaway. They have two greenhouses, one of them filled with exotic plants that will make you feel like you're on a tropical vacation.