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Fort Totten, Bayside

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Fort Totten is a former active United States Army installation in the New York City borough of Queens. It is located on the Willets Point peninsula on the north shore of Long Island. Fort Totten is at the head of Little Neck Bay, where the East River widens to become Long Island Sound. While the U.S. Army Reserve continues to maintain a presence at the fort, the property is now owned by the City of New York.
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  • At this time of year the partly built fort is not open, albeit an individual mentioned something about rangers as guides, but we did not see activity. We circumvented the area between the museum and....  more »
  • We took a youth group to do an evening group the past Fall. It is pleasant, and relaxing. The youth were so happy that they took a lot of silly poses; afterwards we went for ice cream.  more »
  • Fort Totten has always been a happy place for my spouse and myself for many years. Late evening walks, sitting on the rocks listening to the water crashing against it while overlooking the Throgs Neck bridge is quite serene for us. On days when we feel like having a running date we would go for a nice relaxing run together with all the other lovely health for life devotees. We love Fort Totten.
  • This park has good accessibility to the water, little neck bay. I do enjoy the historic buildings in the park, as well as the wildlife. Additionally, part of the area is restricted, as the U.S army reserve maintains a presence in fort totten. Many of the buildings are abandoned, but that adds to the flavor of the park. I recommend this park for all ages. Be careful on the rocks though!

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