Commerce & Culture
Flanders has one thing that none of the other Hamptons has. Arguably Long Island’s best-known manmade landmark, the Big Duck is a duck-shaped building constructed in the 1930s to sell poultry products. Today, it sits on Flanders Road at Reeves Bay and has a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Nearby, Great Bay Marine is the place for boat sales and rentals. What little there is of commerce — an auto repair shop, a 7-Eleven — occurs due west of the Big Duck. Hampton Deli serves up chocolate chip pancakes, salads, heroes, and prepared foods. But Flanders is more about the outdoors: In addition to Hubbard County Park, it is also home to Maple Swamp County Park and Birch Creek Owl Pond County Park.