With its blooming flowers and elegant homes perched on a tree lined lane, the Quogue Heritage Road offers a picturesque stroll through history. On a warm spring morning there is no better way to get out and enjoy the beauty of the Hamptons then walking, biking or skateboarding down one of the village’s historic streets.
To navigate a favorite portion of the historic route, leave your car in village parking across from the Inn at Quogue and head down Quogue Street towards the library, stopping to enjoy the lilacs in bloom along your route.
In celebration of the village’s 350th anniversary, the Heritage Road was designated in 2009 to honor its importance in Quogue’s development.
According to the Quogue Historical Society, the width of Quogue Street is traceable back to its farming days, when it was the route used to drive animals out to pasture. When the railroad came through the village in 1870, the road was lined with boarding houses that offered accommodation for city dwellers looking to escape the city.
When summer visitors began to build their grand manses along the street in the 1880s the charming ambience of the village took root.
In the mile-long loop between downtown and the library, take in the Quogue Chapel built in 1868, the charming Quogue library built in 1897, as well as many lovely historic homes.
To learn more about the area’s history pick up a copy of Quogue’s Heritage Road published by the historical society, on sale at the library.
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