Enjoy the East End Al Fresco. 
From Riverhead to Orient to Montauk

The Eastern End of Long Island, New York City’s backyard beach getaway, offers a variety of fun activities for all ages and interests. From Riverhead to Greenport to Montauk, there are the Hamptons, North Fork farms and vineyards, breweries, scenic beaches, and stunning views. From tall ship festivals to music festivals to drag racing events, to the Long Island Aquarium, Splish Splash, and the Parrish Art Museum, there’s something for everyone.

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Winter Activities on the East End

Embrace the winter wonders on Long Island’s East End with a plethora of activities catering to couples and families alike. From the enchantment of ice skating and seal watching to the cozy allure of igloo dining and exploring the vibrant wineries and craft beverage scene, there’s something for everyone. Here, we spotlight outdoor activities to elevate your winter experience and cast away the seasonal blues on both the North and South Forks of Long Island. 

Exploring the State Parks and Nature Preserves

Discover the wealth of nature preserves throughout the Hamptons and North Fork, offering year-round exploration opportunities. At the easternmost tip of the South Fork, Montauk boasts scenic parks and preserves, including Montauk Point State Park with its breathtaking ocean views and iconic Montauk Point Lighthouse. Engage in outdoor activities like fishing, photography, and stargazing while exploring Hither Hills and Shadmoor State Park during the winter months. Keep in mind that January and February can be windy, especially along the shoreline, so dressing in layers with a hat and face covering is advisable. 

On the North Fork, Hallock State Park Preserve presents a 225-acre haven with a mile of pristine beachfront, offering winter pursuits such as hiking, bird watching, and nature hikes (please note, no pets allowed). Orient Beach State Park and Sound Avenue Nature Preserve near Reeves Beach in Baiting Hollow are also excellent options for winter exploration on the East End.

Get to Know the East End’s Diverse Wildlife Population

As you venture through the numerous nature reserves, anticipate encountering the diverse wildlife that thrives on the East End. A prime location for observing this rich array of fauna is the Elizabeth Alexandra Morton National Wildlife Refuge, situated off Noyack Road in Southampton. Amidst the captivating landscape, visitors can spot turkeys, deer, foxes, as well as avian species like Piping Plovers, Terns, and Osprey. 

Quogue Wildlife Refuge, located off Old County Road in Quogue, welcomes year-round activities, providing a chance to meet various animals and familiarize oneself with the region’s wildlife. Boasting over seven miles of trails, the refuge serves as a nature preserve, with a gentle reminder that dogs and bicycles are not permitted. 

Winter unfolds a splendid opportunity to witness the majestic bald eagles across the East End. Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island encompasses more than 225 acres of gardens, fields, and wooded trails, offering a perfect backdrop to explore Shelter Island’s natural beauty. Keep those binoculars handy, as you might catch a glimpse of bald eagles soaring by. Please note that walking trails are closed to the public from November to January due to the Town-wide deer hunting program.

Hiking the East End’s Vast Trails

If you enjoy hiking with your canine companion, there are numerous dog-friendly trails across the East End. Explore trails like Northwest Woods Trails, Red Creek Park in Hampton Bays and Pine Neck Sanctuary in East Quogue, a designated nature preserve.

On the North Fork, enjoy trails such as  Cranberry Bog in Riverhead, Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue (which encompasses the Native American archaeological site Fort Corchaug), Sound View Dunes Park with its two main trails, and Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport near the North Fork Audubon Society

Shelter Island offers its fair share of dog-friendly trails and nature parks including Turkem’s Rest Trail off of Midway Road, Coecles Harbor Marine Trail off of Hudson Avenue, Bunker City County Park off of Menhaden Lane, Sachem’s Woods in the middle of Shelter Island and Ram Island. 

Stay active with  year-round hiking groups and clubs on the East End, including Friends of the Longpond Greenbelt and the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society

Ice Skating

Experience the joy of ice skating on the East End with a variety of rinks offering lessons, events, and more. In Southampton, along Montauk Highway, you’ll find the Southampton Ice Rink, providing public skating, lessons, youth and adult hockey, and even igloos for rent. These heated igloos, equipped with a Bluetooth speaker, board games, and seating for up to 6 people, offer a cozy space to relax and warm up between skating sessions. 

Head to East Hampton’s Buckskill Winter Club, where the tennis center transforms into an ice skating rink. Enjoy ice hockey tournaments, skating lessons, and free skating, complemented by a welcoming clubhouse with an open fire. Treat yourself to hot chocolate, soup, and more available for purchase. 

Venture to Riverhead for the Peconic Ice Rinks, a new indoor rink at Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton. Opened in November 2023, this facility offers public skating, hockey, lessons, classes, and various clinics, including popular events like Teen Skate Nights, Adult Open Hockey, and Freestyle Skating.

Seal Watching

The East End stands out as a premier destination for seal watching from November to April. Long Island’s shores provide refuge to five native seal species, including Harbor, Grey, and Harp seals. Encounter the commonly seen, such as Harbor and Grey seals, while the Ringed and Hooded seals prefer Arctic seas and are less frequently spotted.

Join the New York State Office of Parks’ guided hikes at  Montauk Point State Park for a two-hour, three-mile scenic beach hike led by a naturalist, offering opportunities to observe, photograph, and learn about Long Island’s seals and marine geology. Reserve your spot, as space is limited! 

Additionally, the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI) offers 1.5-hour, 1.25-mile guided seal walks at Cupsogue Beach County Park in Westhampton Beach throughout the season, often free of charge with donations welcomed. For cruising enthusiasts, CRESLI provides two-hour excursions in Shinnecock Bay; reservations are required for both walks and cruises.

Check the East End Getaway calendar for hiking dates and cruise availability.

Remember to Visit the Wineries, Breweries and Restaurants

Explore the extensive array of year-round wineries, breweries and distilleries on Long Island’s East End, making it effortless to include a stop during your visit.  Offering activities for all ages and a variety of experiences, you can tailor your outing to your preferences. These local establishments also provide non-alcoholic beverages and tempting snacks!

Craving outdoor dining in the midst of winter? The East End has you covered. Despite the chill, you can still enjoy outdoor dining with igloo reservations at certain restaurants, adding a touch of fun to your winter culinary experience. A few to not miss are The Baker House 1650 in East Hampton, Gurney’s Resort in Montauk, Flora in Westhampton Beach and The Menhaden on the North Fork. 

For a list of wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants, visit eastendgetaway

*photo courtesy of Quogue Wildlife Refuge

2023 Top East End Summer Events

Highlighting the best of the Hamptons and North Fork summer season encompasses dozens of  festivals, outdoor recreational activities, live music and more for couples and families of all ages. The majority of these events take place during the day or on the weekends, with several that span the course of a half or full week. 

Below are a few summer events on the East End to help make the most of your getaway.

Reflextions Riverhead
Grangebel Park (Milton L. Burns Park), Riverhead
June 17th  |  July 14th  |  August 19th  |  5p – 10p

Reflextions is a free, interactive, walkable public art space that takes place in the summer June-August with an OKTOBERFEST event in September. The events feature assorted elements of light based on artist interpretations and designs including LED, fire, Dayglow, and photoluminescent displays. Each illumination event will include various live performing arts. 

Rites of Spring
The Rites of Spring Music Festival is an annual event that takes place across the North Fork and the East End of Long Island on various dates throughout the summer. The music festival has quickly become the premier classical and contemporary music festival on the North Fork. In addition to great music, locals and visitors can enjoy a great local food and wine paired with an historic setting and inspiring artist talks. 
2023 Summer Calendar:
Saturday June 24th  |  5p
Landcraft Garden Foundation in Mattituck
The Rite of Spring: ​the sound of the earth 
Vassily Primakov, piano, Natalia Lavrova, piano
Music by Igor Stravinsky, Mussorgsky and Saint Saens

Thursday June 29th  |  6p
Poquatuck Hall in Orient
Viennese Atmosphere – Mahler, Weill, Korngold
Gil Goldstein, accordion, Tom Manuel, trumpet, Laura Metcalf, cello, Paolo Bartolani, piano

Thursday July 13th  |  5:30-8:30p
Village Green in Cutchogue -Cutchogue – New Suffolk Historical Council
Music at the Village Green 
Stephen Gorgone, violin, Dan Martinez, viola, Craig Mehler, cello
Music by Franz Schubert and Joseph Haydn 

Saturday, July 22nd  |  5p
Castello di Borghese Vineyard, Cutchogue
Summer Concert & Dine – Ulysses String Quartet
Music by L. van Beethoven, Molina, Richter, traditional folk songs

Sunday August 27th  |  6:30p
McCall Vineyard, Cutchogue
Rustic Mid-Summer Concert – Arnaud Sussmann, violin, Paul Neubauer, viola
Music by Halvorsen, Rolla, Martinu, Mozart, Sibelius

Alive on 25
Main Street, Riverhead
June 30th  |  July 14th  |  July 28th  |  August 11th  |  August 18th (rain date)     
5p – 9:30p

Alive on 25 is a popular, free annual event in downtown Riverhead taking place on select Fridays throughout the months of July and August. The event offers local craft beverages and wine, live music on multiple stages, a car show, artists, street vendors, and activities the whole family can enjoy. The walkable, pop-up festival on main street also features restaurant offerings and specials, artist exhibitions, and much more. 

Jamesport Firemen’s Association Annual Bazaar and Parade
George Young Community Center, Main Road, Jamesport
2023 Schedule:
Tuesday, July 18th  |  6p – 10p
Wednesday, July 19th  |  6p – 11p
Thursday, July 20th  |  6p – 10p  PARADE 7p
Friday, July 21st  |  6p – 11p
Saturday, July 22nd  |  5p – 11p  FIREWORKS  10:30p

A summertime favorite on the North Fork, the Jamesport Firemen’s Association hosts their annual carnival full of exhilarating rides, captivating games and mouth watering bites to eat.  On Wednesday night, the community gathers to pay tribute to local heroes in the Jamesport Parade, and the spectacular fireworks show by the Jamesport Fire Department ends the week’s festivities on Saturday night!

Sweet Corn Harvest
Harbes Family Farm, Mattituck
Saturday, July 22nd  &  Sunday, July 23rd   |   10a – 7p

The annual Sweet Corn Harvest Festival is hosted and takes place at Harbes Family Farm in July each season. The event hosts live music in their courtyard/picnic area both days, as well as a corn eating contest, plus the opportunity to explore Harbes Barnyard Adventure that offers plenty of fun for the whole family. Admission includes a Musical Hayride tour of their 100-acre farm, famous Pig Races, adorable farm animals, and much more.

The Farm also hosts a Watermelon Harvest, Tomato Harvest, Peach Harvest and more. Harbes Orchard and Farm also host a variety of fall events including apple picking, and pumpkin and autumn festivals.

Paddle Battle
Peconic Riverfront, Riverhead
Saturday, July 29th   |   9:15a

Paddle Battle is an annual event that benefits the NY Marine Rescue Center is a rescue and rehabilitation organization that promotes marine conservation. There are two separate races. One is a 2 1/2 mile recreational race, the second is a competitive 5 mile race. There are different categories per race. For instance, categories include recreational kayak, stand up paddle boards and more, depending upon the race. Estimated race start times will be given at check-in. CLICK HERE for more race details and to register.

Cardboard Boat Races
Peconic Riverfront, Riverhead
Saturday, August 5th   |  9a Registration  &  11a Races

Grab your cardboard and duct tape and get crafty! One of Riverhead‘s most exciting summer events is The Annual Cardboard Boat Races. Participants have the opportunity to race in various categories including the Youth Regatta, Grand National Regatta and more. Prizes are given out for the best spirit, best captain, best constructed, most creative, and more. Online pre-registration is required.

The Hampton Classic
Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton
August 27th – Sept 3rd

The Hampton Classic Horse Show is a longtime annual Hamptons event that traditionally takes place over the last week of August until right before Labor Day. Well into its fourth decade, it is one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the United States and is widely popular for everyone of all ages. At this week-long show, top equestrians from around the world compete for more than $800,000 in prize money. National champion hunter competitors, Olympic medalists, and scores of children and adult amateurs make up the field throughout the event.

In addition to watching world class equestrian sport, event goers enjoy onsite boutique shops, International food stations and food trucks, daily activities in the kids’ play area and more. Day and weekly passes are available for purchase as are individual and carload tickets.

East End Seaport Museum’s Annual Maritime Festival
Greenport Village
Saturday, September 23rd  &  Sunday, September 24th   |   10a – 5p

Hosted by the East End Seaport Museum, the Annual Maritime Festival celebrates all things nautical and marks the end of the summer season on the East End. With over 100 artisan craft and food vendors to explore, weekend highlights include the Merfolk Parade (Sat. 11a), kayak and cardboard boat races, sea shanty performances, live music, children’s activities and Mermaids!

The Land & Sea Gala will kick off the weekend on Friday, September 22nd from 6:30p – 9:30p at Crabby Jerry’s with a VIP admission at 5:30p. For tickets, visit eastendseaport.org/landandsea

Lighthouses on the East End

Montauk Point Lighthouse

Lighthouses on the East End

Montauk Point Lighthouse

Looking for the perfect combination of amazing views and a touch of history? Then taking a trip to see one of the 10 historic lighthouses on the East End might be exactly what you need. 

The Hamptons and North Fork are home to some of the most beautiful and scenic lighthouses on Long Island. Discover Cedar Island Lighthouse and the famous Montauk Point Lighthouse – the oldest lighthouse in New York State. 

In the town of Southold, on the North Fork, get to know some of its many lighthouses including the Orient Point Lighthouse, Long Beach Bar Lighthouse, and Horton Point Lighthouse. A great way to see these lighthouses and more is via tour and cruise with the East End Seaport Museum or Cross Sound Ferry

The Hamptons

Cedar Island Lighthouse

5 Cedar Point Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937
Built in 1839, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Cedar Island Lighthouse played a crucial role in guiding ships sailing into Sag Harbor during its time as a whaling, fishing, and transportation port. From the lighthouse, catch outstanding views of Gardiners Bay. Although the interior is not accessible, turn your visit at the lighthouse into a day for the family at Cedar Point County Park. Here, visitors can wim, fish, hike, bike, or take a leisurely walk along the nature trail. 

Cedar Point County Park: 
Hours: 
Mon-Tues: 8a – 4p  | Wed-Thurs: 7a – 3p  | Fri-Sun: 7a – 7p


Montauk Point Lighthouse

2000 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954
The Montauk Point Lighthouse is located at the tip of the East End and is the fourth oldest lighthouse in the United States. Commissioned by President George Washington in 1792, the lighthouse itself holds much history. In 1969, it was added to the National Historic Register.  There’s much to do at the lighthouse, including museum exhibits and weekly events for you and your family to enjoy. And with views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Block Island Sound, you’re guaranteed to be impressed. 

Hours  (vary each month)
General admission $15 | Seniors $10 | Children under 12 $5
*Children under 41” in height will be free but will not be allowed to climb the tower
Parking: Lot across the street from the lighthouse $8 fee charged by NYS between 8a – 4p 
Cars with visitors 65 and older with a NY license can park for free in the state lot  This does not include admission to the lighthouse 
Group tours – Groups and school tours (20 or more) (book in advance)
No pets allowed only service dogs 

The North Fork

Horton Point Lighthouse

3575 Lighthouse Rd, Southold, NY 11971
The Horton Point Lighthouse overlooks the beautiful Long Island Sound. Commissioned by George Washington in 1790 and ultimately built in 1857, the lighthouse is another essential piece of Long Island’s history. Inside the lighthouse are various nautical exhibits showcasing Southold’s fascinating rum running past and maritime roots. Horton Point Lighthouse has public access from about late May through mid September during the weekends.  

Hours: May 27- Mid September  Saturday and Sunday 11:30a – 4p
Admissions: (cash Only)  $5 per person    $10 per family 
Parking at Horton Point Lighthouse is available in the Southold Park District’s lot for a $5 fee (if not a Park District resident). Street parking is by Southold Town Permit only. 


Latimer Reef Lighthouse

Located in Fishers Island Sound, off the coast of Fishers Island, this lighthouse is still active and in use. The structure is named after James Latemore, a Revolutionary War Patriot who lost his life in an attempt to spy on a British fleet anchored in the Fishers Island Sound. Although the lighthouse is not accessible to the public, visitors can view it via boat or Cross Sound Ferry cruises.  (photo courtesy of Lighthouse Friends)


Little Gull Island Lighthouse

Little Gull Island, Orient, NY 11957
Little Gull Island Lighthouse sits in the Long Island Sound, between Great Gull Island and Fishers Island. A privately owned island, visitors cannot actually step foot inside the lighthouse, but can see it from the outside by boat or ferry. 


Long Beach Bar Lighthouse

103 3rd Street, Greenport, NY
Long Beach Bar “Bug Light” Lighthouse is also set off from Orient Point. The current lighthouse is actually a replica of the original, which was destroyed in 1963. Nicknamed “Bug Light”  because of the spindly legs that supported its original structure. The replica was provided by East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation, who have worked hard to maintain the structure. This active lighthouse is not regularly accessible to the public but is able to be viewed via cruise or boat. 

East End Seaport Museum
Bug Light Cruise & Tour  – Tour the inside of Bug Light, the only area lighthouse that allows visitor tours with plenty of time to explore.  Arrive at the Museum 30 minutes early. Boat departs the Museum at 5:00 PM. Coolers permitted.
Tickets:  General $59 (ages 13-62) | Child (ages 4-12) $25


North Dumpling Lighthouse

Fishers Island, NY 06390
The North Dumpling Lighthouse is located on North Dumpling Island, off the coast of Fishers Island. Although it is not currently accessible to the public, the landmark can be viewed by boat or ferry. Visitors can see the lighthouse while spending a relaxing day on the water through the Cross Sound Ferry lighthouse cruise.


Orient Point Lighthouse

5Q7G+9G, Orient, NY 11957
Located in Plum Gut of Long Island Sound, visitors can view Orient Point Lighthouse from the beach, or by the New London Ferry. The tower is privately owned, so you cannot actually step foot inside, but there is much to do in the surrounding area. At Orient County Park, families can bike, fish, hike the trails, and enjoy various water activities such as kayaking and windsurfing.

Orient Point County Park
41425 NY-25, Orient, NY 11957
Parking: Free
Hours: 6a – 8p


Plum Island Lighthouse

Plum Island Ln, Orient, NY 11957
Plum Island Lighthouse is located on the tip of Plum Island, off of Orient Point in the Long Island Sound. Although it is not accessible to the public, the lighthouse can be viewed from the Cross Sound Ferry, which provides tours of the many lighthouses on the North Fork. In addition to enjoying a few hours on the water, spend the day at Orient Point County Park where families can bike, hike, fish, and participate in various other outdoor activities. 

Orient Point County Park
41425 NY-25, Orient, NY 11957
Parking: Free
Hours: 6a – 8p


Race Rock Lighthouse

Race Rock Lighthouse is situated within what is known as the Race – where the currents of the Long Island Sound meet those of the Block Island Sound. Tours of the lighthouse interior are not offered, but the structure can be seen from a boat or Cross Sound Ferry. Visitors can spend the day on the water, enjoying activities such as birdwatching and a picnic at sea.


**Travel tip:  Latimer Reef Lighthouse, Little Gull Island Lighthouse, North Dumpling Lighthouse, Plum Island Lighthouse and Race Rock Lighthouse can all be seen via the Cross Sound Ferry.

Cross Sound Ferry 
41270 Main Rd, Orient, NY 11957
Ferry Parking: Free
Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise
$33 Adult | $16.50 Child (ages 2-11) | Under 2 Free

Looking for the perfect combination of amazing views and a touch of history? Then taking a trip to see one of the 10 historic lighthouses on the East End might be exactly what you need. 

The Hamptons and North Fork are home to some of the most beautiful and scenic lighthouses on Long Island. Discover Cedar Island Lighthouse and the famous Montauk Point Lighthouse – the oldest lighthouse in New York State. 

In the town of Southold, on the North Fork, get to know some of its many lighthouses including the Orient Point Lighthouse, Long Beach Bar Lighthouse, and Horton Point Lighthouse. A great way to see these lighthouses and more is via tour and cruise with the East End Seaport Museum or Cross Sound Ferry

The Hamptons

Cedar Island Lighthouse

5 Cedar Point Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937
Built in 1839, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Cedar Island Lighthouse played a crucial role in guiding ships sailing into Sag Harbor during its time as a whaling, fishing, and transportation port. From the lighthouse, catch outstanding views of Gardiners Bay. Although the interior is not accessible, turn your visit at the lighthouse into a day for the family at Cedar Point County Park. Here, visitors can wim, fish, hike, bike, or take a leisurely walk along the nature trail. 

Cedar Point County Park: 
Hours: 
Mon-Tues: 8a – 4p  | Wed-Thurs: 7a – 3p  | Fri-Sun: 7a – 7p


Montauk Point Lighthouse

2000 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954
The Montauk Point Lighthouse is located at the tip of the East End and is the fourth oldest lighthouse in the United States. Commissioned by President George Washington in 1792, the lighthouse itself holds much history. In 1969, it was added to the National Historic Register.  There’s much to do at the lighthouse, including museum exhibits and weekly events for you and your family to enjoy. And with views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Block Island Sound, you’re guaranteed to be impressed. 

Hours  (vary each month)
General admission $15 | Seniors $10 | Children under 12 $5
*Children under 41” in height will be free but will not be allowed to climb the tower
Parking: Lot across the street from the lighthouse $8 fee charged by NYS between 8a – 4p 
Cars with visitors 65 and older with a NY license can park for free in the state lot  This does not include admission to the lighthouse 
Group tours – Groups and school tours (20 or more) (book in advance)
No pets allowed only service dogs 

The North Fork

Horton Point Lighthouse

3575 Lighthouse Rd, Southold, NY 11971
The Horton Point Lighthouse overlooks the beautiful Long Island Sound. Commissioned by George Washington in 1790 and ultimately built in 1857, the lighthouse is another essential piece of Long Island’s history. Inside the lighthouse are various nautical exhibits showcasing Southold’s fascinating rum running past and maritime roots. Horton Point Lighthouse has public access from about late May through mid September during the weekends.  

Hours: May 27- Mid September  Saturday and Sunday 11:30a – 4p
Admissions: (cash Only)  $5 per person    $10 per family 
Parking at Horton Point Lighthouse is available in the Southold Park District’s lot for a $5 fee (if not a Park District resident). Street parking is by Southold Town Permit only. 


Latimer Reef Lighthouse

Located in Fishers Island Sound, off the coast of Fishers Island, this lighthouse is still active and in use. The structure is named after James Latemore, a Revolutionary War Patriot who lost his life in an attempt to spy on a British fleet anchored in the Fishers Island Sound. Although the lighthouse is not accessible to the public, visitors can view it via boat or Cross Sound Ferry cruises.  (photo courtesy of Lighthouse Friends)


Little Gull Island Lighthouse

Little Gull Island, Orient, NY 11957
Little Gull Island Lighthouse sits in the Long Island Sound, between Great Gull Island and Fishers Island. A privately owned island, visitors cannot actually step foot inside the lighthouse, but can see it from the outside by boat or ferry. 


Long Beach Bar Lighthouse

103 3rd Street, Greenport, NY
Long Beach Bar “Bug Light” Lighthouse is also set off from Orient Point. The current lighthouse is actually a replica of the original, which was destroyed in 1963. Nicknamed “Bug Light”  because of the spindly legs that supported its original structure. The replica was provided by East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation, who have worked hard to maintain the structure. This active lighthouse is not regularly accessible to the public but is able to be viewed via cruise or boat. 

East End Seaport Museum
Bug Light Cruise & Tour  – Tour the inside of Bug Light, the only area lighthouse that allows visitor tours with plenty of time to explore.  Arrive at the Museum 30 minutes early. Boat departs the Museum at 5:00 PM. Coolers permitted.
Tickets:  General $59 (ages 13-62) | Child (ages 4-12) $25


North Dumpling Lighthouse

Fishers Island, NY 06390
The North Dumpling Lighthouse is located on North Dumpling Island, off the coast of Fishers Island. Although it is not currently accessible to the public, the landmark can be viewed by boat or ferry. Visitors can see the lighthouse while spending a relaxing day on the water through the Cross Sound Ferry lighthouse cruise.


Orient Point Lighthouse

5Q7G+9G, Orient, NY 11957
Located in Plum Gut of Long Island Sound, visitors can view Orient Point Lighthouse from the beach, or by the New London Ferry. The tower is privately owned, so you cannot actually step foot inside, but there is much to do in the surrounding area. At Orient County Park, families can bike, fish, hike the trails, and enjoy various water activities such as kayaking and windsurfing.

Orient Point County Park
41425 NY-25, Orient, NY 11957
Parking: Free
Hours: 6a – 8p


Plum Island Lighthouse

Plum Island Ln, Orient, NY 11957
Plum Island Lighthouse is located on the tip of Plum Island, off of Orient Point in the Long Island Sound. Although it is not accessible to the public, the lighthouse can be viewed from the Cross Sound Ferry, which provides tours of the many lighthouses on the North Fork. In addition to enjoying a few hours on the water, spend the day at Orient Point County Park where families can bike, hike, fish, and participate in various other outdoor activities. 

Orient Point County Park
41425 NY-25, Orient, NY 11957
Parking: Free
Hours: 6a – 8p


Race Rock Lighthouse

Race Rock Lighthouse is situated within what is known as the Race – where the currents of the Long Island Sound meet those of the Block Island Sound. Tours of the lighthouse interior are not offered, but the structure can be seen from a boat or Cross Sound Ferry. Visitors can spend the day on the water, enjoying activities such as birdwatching and a picnic at sea.


**Travel tip:  Latimer Reef Lighthouse, Little Gull Island Lighthouse, North Dumpling Lighthouse, Plum Island Lighthouse and Race Rock Lighthouse can all be seen via the Cross Sound Ferry.

Cross Sound Ferry 
41270 Main Rd, Orient, NY 11957
Ferry Parking: Free
Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise
$33 Adult | $16.50 Child (ages 2-11) | Under 2 Free

Looking for the perfect combination of amazing views and a touch of history? Then taking a trip to see one of the 10 historic lighthouses on the East End might be exactly what you need. 

The Hamptons and North Fork are home to some of the most beautiful and scenic lighthouses on Long Island. Discover Cedar Island Lighthouse and the famous Montauk Point Lighthouse – the oldest lighthouse in New York State. 

In the town of Southold, on the North Fork, get to know some of its many lighthouses including the Orient Point Lighthouse, Long Beach Bar Lighthouse, and Horton Point Lighthouse. A great way to see these lighthouses and more is via tour and cruise with the East End Seaport Museum or Cross Sound Ferry

The Hamptons

Cedar Island Lighthouse

5 Cedar Point Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937
Built in 1839, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Cedar Island Lighthouse played a crucial role in guiding ships sailing into Sag Harbor during its time as a whaling, fishing, and transportation port. From the lighthouse, catch outstanding views of Gardiners Bay. Although the interior is not accessible, turn your visit at the lighthouse into a day for the family at Cedar Point County Park. Here, visitors can wim, fish, hike, bike, or take a leisurely walk along the nature trail. 

Cedar Point County Park: 
Hours: 
Mon-Tues: 8a – 4p  | Wed-Thurs: 7a – 3p  | Fri-Sun: 7a – 7p


Montauk Point Lighthouse

2000 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954
The Montauk Point Lighthouse is located at the tip of the East End and is the fourth oldest lighthouse in the United States. Commissioned by President George Washington in 1792, the lighthouse itself holds much history. In 1969, it was added to the National Historic Register.  There’s much to do at the lighthouse, including museum exhibits and weekly events for you and your family to enjoy. And with views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Block Island Sound, you’re guaranteed to be impressed. 

Hours  (vary each month)
General admission $15 | Seniors $10 | Children under 12 $5
*Children under 41” in height will be free but will not be allowed to climb the tower
Parking: Lot across the street from the lighthouse $8 fee charged by NYS between 8a – 4p 
Cars with visitors 65 and older with a NY license can park for free in the state lot  This does not include admission to the lighthouse 
Group tours – Groups and school tours (20 or more) (book in advance)
No pets allowed only service dogs 

The North Fork

Horton Point Lighthouse

3575 Lighthouse Rd, Southold, NY 11971
The Horton Point Lighthouse overlooks the beautiful Long Island Sound. Commissioned by George Washington in 1790 and ultimately built in 1857, the lighthouse is another essential piece of Long Island’s history. Inside the lighthouse are various nautical exhibits showcasing Southold’s fascinating rum running past and maritime roots. Horton Point Lighthouse has public access from about late May through mid September during the weekends.  

Hours: May 27- Mid September  Saturday and Sunday 11:30a – 4p
Admissions: (cash Only)  $5 per person    $10 per family 
Parking at Horton Point Lighthouse is available in the Southold Park District’s lot for a $5 fee (if not a Park District resident). Street parking is by Southold Town Permit only. 


Latimer Reef Lighthouse

Located in Fishers Island Sound, off the coast of Fishers Island, this lighthouse is still active and in use. The structure is named after James Latemore, a Revolutionary War Patriot who lost his life in an attempt to spy on a British fleet anchored in the Fishers Island Sound. Although the lighthouse is not accessible to the public, visitors can view it via boat or Cross Sound Ferry cruises.  (photo courtesy of Lighthouse Friends)


Little Gull Island Lighthouse

Little Gull Island, Orient, NY 11957
Little Gull Island Lighthouse sits in the Long Island Sound, between Great Gull Island and Fishers Island. A privately owned island, visitors cannot actually step foot inside the lighthouse, but can see it from the outside by boat or ferry. 


Long Beach Bar Lighthouse

103 3rd Street, Greenport, NY
Long Beach Bar “Bug Light” Lighthouse is also set off from Orient Point. The current lighthouse is actually a replica of the original, which was destroyed in 1963. Nicknamed “Bug Light”  because of the spindly legs that supported its original structure. The replica was provided by East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation, who have worked hard to maintain the structure. This active lighthouse is not regularly accessible to the public but is able to be viewed via cruise or boat. 

East End Seaport Museum
Bug Light Cruise & Tour  – Tour the inside of Bug Light, the only area lighthouse that allows visitor tours with plenty of time to explore.  Arrive at the Museum 30 minutes early. Boat departs the Museum at 5:00 PM. Coolers permitted.
Tickets:  General $59 (ages 13-62) | Child (ages 4-12) $25


North Dumpling Lighthouse

Fishers Island, NY 06390
The North Dumpling Lighthouse is located on North Dumpling Island, off the coast of Fishers Island. Although it is not currently accessible to the public, the landmark can be viewed by boat or ferry. Visitors can see the lighthouse while spending a relaxing day on the water through the Cross Sound Ferry lighthouse cruise.


Orient Point Lighthouse

5Q7G+9G, Orient, NY 11957
Located in Plum Gut of Long Island Sound, visitors can view Orient Point Lighthouse from the beach, or by the New London Ferry. The tower is privately owned, so you cannot actually step foot inside, but there is much to do in the surrounding area. At Orient County Park, families can bike, fish, hike the trails, and enjoy various water activities such as kayaking and windsurfing.

Orient Point County Park
41425 NY-25, Orient, NY 11957
Parking: Free
Hours: 6a – 8p


Plum Island Lighthouse

Plum Island Ln, Orient, NY 11957
Plum Island Lighthouse is located on the tip of Plum Island, off of Orient Point in the Long Island Sound. Although it is not accessible to the public, the lighthouse can be viewed from the Cross Sound Ferry, which provides tours of the many lighthouses on the North Fork. In addition to enjoying a few hours on the water, spend the day at Orient Point County Park where families can bike, hike, fish, and participate in various other outdoor activities. 

Orient Point County Park
41425 NY-25, Orient, NY 11957
Parking: Free
Hours: 6a – 8p


Race Rock Lighthouse

Race Rock Lighthouse is situated within what is known as the Race – where the currents of the Long Island Sound meet those of the Block Island Sound. Tours of the lighthouse interior are not offered, but the structure can be seen from a boat or Cross Sound Ferry. Visitors can spend the day on the water, enjoying activities such as birdwatching and a picnic at sea.


**Travel tip:  Latimer Reef Lighthouse, Little Gull Island Lighthouse, North Dumpling Lighthouse, Plum Island Lighthouse and Race Rock Lighthouse can all be seen via the Cross Sound Ferry.

Cross Sound Ferry 
41270 Main Rd, Orient, NY 11957
Ferry Parking: Free
Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise
$33 Adult | $16.50 Child (ages 2-11) | Under 2 Free

This Weekend on the East End June 14!

July 14th on the East End
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FARM FRESH
This summer, local farmers markets on the East End of Long Island are sure to provide a bounty of fresh, locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, and more. Hand-crafted or artisanal goods, such as artisanal breads, cheeses, jams, honey, dried fruits, and prepared foods, will be among the many offerings to be found. Enjoy the sights and smells of the market while supporting local businesses and local farmers and benefit from fresher-tasting food as well as quality natural products. Some markets also provide live entertainment. Save the dates and spend your summer enjoying a variety of local produce, locally-sourced goods, and engaging with your local community! 
Thursdays

For a complete directory and more information on where to go in our East End towns (East Hampton, Montauk, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton and Southold), visit  eastendgetaway.com, your destination guide for all things on the East End Al Fresco.
Your Weekend Guide to the East End

68th Annual Mattituck Lions Club
Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Fields, Mattituck

Wednesday, June 14th  |  5p - 10p
Hulling Night   |   Free Admission   |   Ride Bracelets: $30 Pay One Price

Thursday, June 15th  |  5p - 10p
Adults & Children 5 & up = $5   |  Children < 5 years = Free
Ride Bracelets: $30 Pay One Price  
**Fireworks at 9:15pm (weather permitting)

Friday, June 16th  |  5p - 11p
Adults & Children 5 & up = $10   |  Children < 5 years = Free
Ride Bracelets: $35 Pay One Price  
**Fireworks at 10:00pm (weather permitting)

Saturday, June 17th  |  11a - 11p
Adults & Children 5 & up = $10   |  Children < 5 years = Free
Ride Bracelets: $35 Pay One Price 11am-5pm 
$40 Pay One Price 5pm-closing   I   $50 Pay One Price ALL DAY
**Fireworks at 10:15pm (weather permitting)

Sunday, June 18th  |  11a - 5p
Adults & Children 5 & up = $10   |  Children < 5 years = Free
*Father's Day - Dads Free w. paid Child
Ride Bracelets: $35 Pay One Price

Dig into the strawberry shortcake, sample the strawberries dipped in chocolate, try the strawberries any way you like them. Head over to the rest tent to enjoy live music. Then find out what is available for sale from arts and craft vendors.

Cheer as the new Strawberry Queen is crowned. Experience the midway rides. Taste foods from around the world. The fun keeps going after the sun sets, so bring lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Much of the Festival fun is free, thanks to the efforts of our many volunteers. When you do spend, you help the Mattituck Lions advance their year-round community service efforts. Learn more about who benefits.

Indigenous Perspectives Paddle Tour

Conscience Point, Southampton   |   Saturday, June 17th   8a - 10:30a

Conscience Point is known to be the original meeting place of the Shinnecock and English settlers of Southampton in June of 1640. Join us for a paddling tour led by Chenae Bullock of Moskehtu Consulting who will take you on a journey through history to cover oral Indigenous history, Indigenous plant identification, Indigenous lifeways, and Indigenous songs.

Participants can bring their own canoe or kayak or you can use one provided by East End Explorer. If bringing your own vessel, please also bring your own paddles and life vests and everyone please bring sunscreen, hats, etc. Participats planning to use a provided kayak will be assigned a seat in a tandem kayak and all accomidations will be made to keep parties together.

Sag Harbor Arts & Crafts Fair

Marine Park   |   Saturday, June 17th  &  Sunday, June 18th   9a - 5p

Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce sponsors two Arts & Crafts events each year in Marine Park against a backdrop of luxury yachts, one block from historic Main Street. The Arts & Crafts Fairs feature more than 50 vendors selling their handmade art, jewelry and other crafts.

The Lady's Village Improvement Society's 
Annual Fair

LVIS Grounds, East Hampton   |   Saturday, June 17th   10a - 3p

Started in 1896, the Fair has remained a major source of funding for the LVIS financial commitments in the East Hampton community.
 These include the care and maintenance of Trees, The Nature Trail, The Village Greens, Scholarships for high school seniors and preservation of local landmarks.

Hundreds of LVIS members and other volunteers, the LVIS staff, and a huge number of donations from local businesses and individuals make it all possible.

The Fair will include:

Plants and Flowers
Silent Auction
Playland- “An Old-Fashioned Playland” with Face Painting, Toys and Games
Food Trucks
Vintage Clothing
Hot Dog Booth
East Hampton Fare
Chances Raffle
All Day Music

Reflextions Riverhead – Art in the Park

A FULL Lighting event with all of our installations lit
Live Music by Riverhead High School Jazz Band & Alumni 6PM  & JAY SHEPARD 7PM

Grangebel Park, Riverhead   |   Saturday, June 17th   6p - 10p

Reflextions is a walkable, interactive experience for visitors located in Milton L Burns Park  (GRANGEBEL PARK) on Peconic Ave in Downtown Riverhead. A scenic setting – Reflextions utilizes the park to create a free, accessible public art space.

Reflextions consists of a daytime component as a standalone reflective art display. But at the night the magic comes to life when the art pieces are illuminated during our special events.  Featuring assorted elements of“LIGHT”, based on artist interpretations and designs. Elements of light include LED, Incandescent, Fire, Black light, Day Glow and photo luminescent displays. Each Illumination event will include various live performing arts.

For more information and details about future Reflextions events, visit reflextionsriverhead.com 

Reflextions is hosted by the Riverhead Business Improvement District and made possible with public funding from Suffolk County and grants from I LOVE NY, Discover Long Island and East End Tourism Alliance.

Taste of Westhampton Beach

The Great Lawn   |   Saturday, June 17th   6p - 10p

Looking for the perfect event in The Hampton’s this Summer?  Look no further than Southforker Magazines inaugural Taste of Westhampton Beach & More, a celebration of culinary excellence that is sure to delight all! This event will feature signature dishes crafted by the area’s top chefs and restaurants along with extravaganza of wine, food, chefs, restaurants, beer, spirits and much more!
But it’s not just about the food and drink – it’s the overall East End experience. The event will be set against the backdrop of the Great Lawn on WHB’s main street with great ambience & the awesome sounds from the band “In the Groove”! Join the party before all of the tickets are sold.

Les Enfants d'Ouranos
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill   |  on exhibit until May 26, 2024

Les Enfants d’Ouranos
 is a new work by artist JR (b. 1983, Paris, France) presented as a large-scale, site-specific installation on the south façade of the Museum for an entire year. The 200-foot long banner, depicting children playfully running, will cover much of the exterior wall and be visible from Montauk Highway. JR’s presentation follows previous façade installations by Hank Willis Thomas, Martin Creed, and Clifford Ross.

For more details about the artist, JR, Les Enfants d'Ouranos and Parrish hours, visit parrishart.org

PLAN AHEAD

LIRR Escorted Tour: Greenport Lighthouse Cruise

Saturday, June 24th

Visit Greenport for a memorable cruise to the Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse.

Start by exploring the East End Seaport Museum located on the historic Greenport waterfront offering dynamic exhibits showcasing the rich maritime heritage of Long Island’s East End.

Next, stop by the Village Blacksmith Shop,a replica of a building that dated from the 1870’s, where you can learn all about the craft of blacksmithing. While in town, take some time to shop, dine or simply stroll around the beautiful Village of Greenport.

Then, set sail on a narrated cruise to “Bug Lighthouse”, an iconic lighthouse and bright beacon welcoming mariners to the protected waters of Peconic Bay. You will also have the opportunity to explore inside the lighthouse originally built in 1870.

2023 Schedule:
June 24, 2023
August 26, 2023

Train Schedule
Penn Station: departs @ 12:45 PM*; returns @ 11:42 PM
Atlantic Terminal: departs @ 12:42 PM*; returns @ 11:44 PM
Grand Central: departs @ 12:59 PM; returns at 11:46 PM
Woodside: departs @ 1:11 PM*; returns @ 11:55 PM
Jamaica: departs @ 1:20 PM; returns @ 11:22 PM
Hicksville: departs @ 1:44 PM; returns @ 10:58 PM
Ronkonkoma: departs @ 2:27 PM**; returns @ 10:19 PM

* transfer at Jamaica to the rear car of the 1:20 PM Ronkonkoma train
** transfer at Ronkonkoma for the train to Greenport

East End Tourism Board of Directors 2023:

Bryan DeLuca - President

Paul Monte - Vice President

Steve Bate - Secretary


Michael Ciaramella
Jennifer Fowkes
Jessica Insalaco
Connie Losandro
Kristen Reyes
Lisa Sannino

Support provided by Market NY through I LOVE NY/ New York State’s Division of Tourism as a part of the Regional Economic Development Council awards, through partnerships with East End Tourism Alliance (EETA) and Discover Long Island.
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Strawberry Season in the Hamptons and North Fork

Strawberry Picking on the East End

Strawberry season on the East End of Long Island is one of the most celebrated annual traditions. Long Island strawberries are some of the freshest picks, and visiting the East End farms offers a ton of fun for you and your family. Discover where to pick-your-own strawberries, where to purchase, and learn about the annual strawberry festival and events that take place out east each season.

 

Before you visit, remember to call ahead or check websites/ social media for the times as many of these activities and farm stands are weather dependent and supply is based on availability.   No pets allowed in U-pick fields.

 

Strawberry Season on the North Fork

By the middle of June, the North Fork strawberry crops reach their peak and several farms offer the experience of picking your own quarts. Strawberries are bursting with flavor and are always such a treat to enjoy and share with others. Many locals take this time to purchase strawberries and make their own strawberry jam.

 

 

Golden Earthworm Organic Farm

goldenearthworm.com   |   652 Peconic Bay Blvd, Riverhead, NY 11901   |   631-722-3302

June   |   Wednesday – Saturday   9a – 5p

Golden Earthworm Organic Farm, located off the beaten bath on Peconic Bay Boulevard, in Riverhead is known for their own freshly harvested, certified organic produce, flowers, farm produced honey, hand-made African market baskets, and much more. The farm has been growing certified organic produce with a focus on their strawberries for the past 27 years.

Their strawberry fields are pristine, certified organic, and no-spray!  In addition to strawberry picking, the farm shop is open to the public June – November.  @goldenearthworm

 

Hodun Farms

hodunfarms.com   |   3642 Middle Country Rd., Calverton, NY 11933   |   631-369-3533

June   |   Daily   8a – 6p   |   CASH only

Hodun Farms, locally owned for over 50 years, is open June – October and offers a large variety of fresh vegetables, some fruits as well as jarred specialties.  In addition to U-pick strawberries, you can pick your own  tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant (these pick by the bushel only) August to October.

 

Lewin Farms

lewinfarm.com   |   812 Sound Ave, Calverton, NY 11933   |   631-929-4327

Late May – June   |   Daily 9a – 4:30p   |   CASH only

Picking days vary week to week depending on availability and weather.

Lewin Farms offers a wide selection of strawberries for picking on their 20+ acre farm and for purchasing. Their snack window at the farm stand sells half pints of their own strawberry ice cream and sorbet, as well as cold drinks, popcorn and cider doughnuts. @lewinfarms 

 

Patties Berries and Bunches

pattysberriesandbunches.org   |   410 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952   |   631-655-7996

June   |   Daily  9a – 6p

In addition to strawberries, this female-owned farm stand offers U-Pick and ready-picked; raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. They have various flower varieties; peonies, dahlias, sunflowers and more, which are also available for weddings and events.  After picking strawberries, enjoy seasonal ice cream, baked goods, honey and jams from the produce stand. Open for the season June – November. @pattysberriesandbunches

 

Rottkamp’s Fox Hollow Farm

@rottkampsfoxhollowfarm   |   2287 Sound Ave, Calverton, NY 11933   |   631-727-1786

June  |   9a – 5:30p   |   Minimum 4 quarts per family – CASH only

Opening in early June, this North Fork farm is widely known for their sunflower mazes throughout the season as well as U-pick pumpkins in October. You can also purchase their sweet corn, lettuce, fruits, tomatoes, cakes, beans, summer and fall squash and yellow baby watermelons.

 

Sang Lee Farms

sangleefarms.com   |   25180 County Road 48, Peconic NY 11958   |   631-734-7001

Farm stand ONLY – No U-Pick   |   Daily 9a – 5p

Sang Lee Farms in Peconic is a certified organic farm and kitchen. Located on County Road 48, they are sought after for their selection of some of the freshest produce including asparagus, tomatoes, and of course, strawberries. Check their Instagram page @sangleefarms for regular recipe posts, and unique facts and information about the East End’s local produce.

 

Wickham’s Fruit Farm

wickhamsfruitfarm.com   |   28700 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY 11935   |   631-734-6441

June   |   Monday – Saturday  10a – 4p

U-Pick is open to MEMBERS ONLY; forms are available at the farm and membership is $20 per family per year.  Check their Facebook page for updates.

Wickham’s Fruit Farm is an historic, bicentennial farm, set near the waters of Peconic Bay. It is one of the largest farms on the North Fork with approximately 300 acres. Wickham’s also has U-pick apples, raspberries, cherries, peaches and pumpkins and sells a wide selection of produce, baked goods, cheeses, jams, preserves, and more. Group tours, hayrides and picnic areas are also available. The farm opens seasonally May – December.

 

Windy Acres Farm

3810 Middle Country Rd, Calverton, NY 11933   |   631-727-4554

June   |   Daily 9a – 6p   |   Check their Facebook page for updates.

Windy Acres is a 4th generation family owned and run farm offering a variety of U-pick options during the season besides strawberries; raspberries, blueberries,apples, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and pumpkins. For the young at heart, the farm has a corn maze, petting zoo, and horse drawn hay rides.  Windy Acres Farm opens for the season May – November.

 

The Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival

mattituckstrawberryfestival.org   |   1105 North Rd, Mattituck, NY 11952   

Annual June Event – visit their website for the current year’s days and times 

The Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival is a beloved annual event tradition for friends and family across the North Fork and Long Island. Guests can enjoy fresh, local strawberries, chocolate covered strawberries, and alcohol-free daiquiris, as well as a variety of games, rides and an international food court. Festival also includes an evening of Fireworks. Note that the Strawberry Festival is rain or shine!

 

Strawberry Season in the Hamptons

While there are no U-pick fields in the Hamptons, the Strawberry season is still a highly sought after treat for locals and visitors. Highlighted below are some farm stands and stores to check out for the juiciest and sweetest local East End strawberries. It is best to call each farm stand or store in advance to become informed of their supply as strawberries tend to sell out rather quickly.

 

Balsam Farm

balsamfarms.com  

Amagansett Farmstand   |   293 Town Ln, Amagansett, NY 11930   |   631-267-5635

Montauk Market   |   662 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954   |   631-238-5119

Daily 9a – 6p  ( until 7p Memorial Day through September) closed Tuesdays

The delicate strawberries at Balsam Farm in East Hampton are never to be missed! Their strawberries are available at their farm stand or at their store in Montauk. Balsam Farms also offers home delivery. Local chefs love to use their strawberries to make strawberry and vanilla cakes and strawberry shortcakes, among many other delicious sweet and savory treats.

 

Green Thumb

greenthumborganicfarm.com   |   829 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976   |   631-726-1900

Opens end of April – check their website for updated hours

The Green Thumb sells a range of local produce and has an extensive selection of potted herbs. Their family owned and operated certified organic farm has an array of strawberries that they grow on their own farm. Food Network Chef and East End locations, Katie Lee Biegel recently exclaimed on her Instagram page that their strawberries are “better than candy”! Don’t be surprised if you begin eating their strawberries in the car on the way home! @greenthumborganicfarm

 

Round Swamp Farm

roundswampfarm.com

97 School Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932   |   631-296-8078   |   @roundswampfarm_bh

184 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton, NY 11937  |  631-324-4438  |   @roundswampfarm

71 South Elmwood Avenue, Montauk, NY 11954   |   631-668-8488   |   @roundswampfarm_mtk

Visit the website for updated hours at each location.

Round Swamp Farm is a famous stomping ground for homemade baked goods, prepared meals, local seafood, and produce. All three of their locations are stocked with local strawberries, sourced from Falkowski Farm in Bridgehampton. 

 

Schmidt’s Market

schmidtscountrymarket.com   |   146 Jessup Avenue, Quogue, NY 11959   |   631-653-4191  

Monday – Saturday  5a – 6p  &  Sunday  6a – 3p

Schmidt’s is best known for their fresh produce, daily specials, and fully prepared meals. They regularly sell produce from local farms, including their selection of strawberries. Deliveries come in each morning and sell out quickly. Call Schmidt’s Market in advance to confirm that their fresh, local strawberries are still in stock. @schmidtscountrymarket

 

Serene Green Farm StandSerene Green Farm

serenegreenfarm.com   |   3980 Noyack Rd, Sag Harbor, NY 11963   |   631-808-3203

Daily 10a – 5p

Serene Green farm stand offers fresh, local produce and is open year round. They are best known for their local fruits, vegetables, seafood, fresh flowers, prepared foods, and local dairy items. Serene Green Farm sources their strawberries from the North Fork and are sold by the quart and pint.

 

Visitors Tip

Ask each farm stand which fruits and vegetables they grow themselves and which they source locally. You may wish to ask if the fruits and vegetables are certified organic, etc.

 

North Fork Summer Camps

Welcome to the North Fork of Long Island, where adventure awaits at our summer camps! With a wide range of fun and enriching activities, our camps offer the perfect opportunity for children of all ages to learn, grow, and make new friends. From outdoor adventures like sailing, swimming, and hiking to arts and crafts, music, and sports, our camps provide a vibrant and exciting environment that will keep kids engaged and entertained all summer long. Come join us and explore the natural beauty of the North Fork while making unforgettable memories. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, our camps are open to everyone and we can’t wait to welcome you.!

Dorothy P Flint 4-H Camp
3186 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-9762

*Contact the camp for current rates and registration
The Dorothy P Flint 4-H Camp is a 140 acre co-ed overnight camp and day camp for campers ages 5-16. The camp is accredited by the American Camp Association and licensed and inspected by the Suffolk County Department of Health.
Sleepaway Camp  |  Ages 8 – 16
Flint Day Camp  |  Campers entering 1st grade and not ready to sleep-away

East End Arts Camp
141 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-369-2171

East End Arts offers a Kids Summer Camp that features eight individual weeks of creative art and music learning programs and activities for those ages 5-10. Full day and half day options are available. Students will become immersed in art, theater, music, and dance all under the umbrella of a different literature theme each summer. East End Arts also offers a music camp and fine arts camp for those ages 8-14.  Morning and afternoon extended care options are available as well.

2023 Summer Schedule:
Summer Kids Camp – Camp C.I.A (Create – Interpret – Ask) | $450/$225  each week 8 to 10
July 10th – July 14th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p  |  Half day: 9a – 12p or 12p – 3
Book of the Week:  Going Places, by Paul & Peter Reynolds (thinking outside the box) A celebration of creative spirit and thinking outside the box.
July 17th – July 21st  |  Full day: 9a – 3p  |  Half day: 9a – 12p or 12p – 3
Book of the Week:  What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobe Yamada (creativity in ideas)
This book looks at how one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world can come to life as the child’s confidence grows.
July 24th – July 28th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p  |  Half day: 9a – 12p or 12p – 3
Book of the Week:  A Little Bit of Oomph, by Barnie Saltzberg (make ordinary extraordinary)
A Little Bit of Oomph! teaches the invaluable lesson of throwing your heart into whatever you’re doing and trying just a little bit harder.
July 31st – August 4th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p  |  Half day: 9a – 12p or 12p – 3
Book of the Week:  Lunchtime for a Purple Snake, by Harriet Ziefert (joy of painting and color)
A little bit about color and composition, in a fun tale reveals the joy and discovery painting brings to artists young and old.
August 7th – 11th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p  |  Half day: 9a – 12p or 12p – 3
Book of the Week:  Weslandia, by Paul Fleischman (creative kid creates civilization)
An amazing picture book full of creativity, demonstrating how with a little imagination you can create anything and tell the story.
August 14th – 18th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p  |  Half day: 9a – 12p or 12p – 3
Book of the Week:  They all Saw a Cat, by Brendan Wenzel (we are all unique)
An engaging and thought-provoking tale on lessons about how everyone has a unique perspective.
August 21st – August 25th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p  |  Half day: 9a – 12p or 12p – 3
Book of the Week:  Mistakes are How I Learn, by Kiara Wilson
This story was developed to engage children, and empower them with the affirmations to overcome obstacles. To help let them know that they are not alone when facing defeat.
August 28th – September 1st  |  Full day: 9a – 3p  |  Half day: 9a – 12p or 12p – 3
Book of the Week:  The Year we Learned to Fly, by Jacqueline Woodson.
A tale passed down through generations to harness the skill of quiet meditation to show the world the strength and resilience of their beautiful and brilliant minds.

Summer Fine Arts Camp with Kenneth Jackson –  $450 each week |  Ages 10 – 14
Drawing/Adding Color  |  July 10th – July 14th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p
A week of creativity and foundation building as we engage in fun projects while learning new methods and techniques of drawing and painting. Campers will gain skills of perspective, proportion and composition, while working with color, light, shape and texture. By the end of the week each camper will create a portfolio of works that will be displayed in an exhibit on the last day of camp. Register early: enrollment is limited to 15 students.

Painting/How to Create a Portrait  |  July 24th – July 28th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p
A week of creativity and foundation building as we engage in fun projects while learning new methods and techniques of painting. Campers learn to add color, light, shape, and texture to their works. All projects are appropriate for any skill level, and the teacher works alongside each student. By the end of the week each camper will create a portfolio of works that will be displayed in an exhibit on the last day of camp. Register early: enrollment is limited to 15 students.

Mixed Media/Sculpture  |  August 7th – August 11th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p
A week of creativity and foundation building as we engage in fun projects while learning new methods and techniques in the use of mixed media.This camp allows students to create a variety of projects while building skills working in painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, printmaking, and assemblage. Students will create an exhibit of their works on the last day of camp. Register early enrollment is limited to 15 students.

Drawing & Painting Fundamentals  |  August 21st – August 25th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p
A week of creativity and foundation building as we engage in fun projects while learning new methods and techniques used in drawing and painting. Campers learn about perspective, proportion, and composition. All projects are appropriate for any skill level, and the teacher works alongside each student. By the end of the week each camper will create a portfolio of works that will be displayed in an exhibit on the last day of camp. Register early: enrollment is limited to 15 students.

Summer Music Band Camp –  $450 each week  |  Ages 8 – 14
Music of the World Performance Camp  |  Full day: 9a – 3p
July 17th – July 21st  |  July 31st – August 4th
This week-long Group Performance Camp offers an opportunity to play alongside your peers. All instruments are welcome, especially, electric guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and piano. Explore multiple genres through percussion, full band, and vocal performances. Students should be able to play at least one instrument at an intermediate level, or be able to sing. This is a great camp to try out new forms of music, new instruments, and bond with fellow music lovers. At the end of each camp week, the band performs live!

Star Power Vocal Camp  |  Full day: 9a – 3p
August 7th – 11th  |  August 21st – August 25th
This week-long group vocal camp offers campers an opportunity to sing all their favorite songs along with their peers. The campers work on all aspects of performance, harmonies, mic control, belting, tone, and timing. They will also learn exercises and techniques to help create strong and healthy vocals. They will sing along to tracks as well as acapella. All campers enjoy outdoor play and some arts and crafts related to their performance. At the end of each camp week, the group performs live!

Ukulele Group Camp  |  Full day: 9a – 3p
August 14th – 18th  |  August 28th – September 1st
A creative week learning the basics of the Ukulele, including rhythm, chords and strumming. Add some fun vocals and play along with others, while learning new music and gaining new skills. Open to beginners and beginner/intermediate levels. Students are required to bring their own Ukulele.  There is a group performance at the finish of the camp week, on Fridays.


Hedgewood Farms Pony Camp
4000 Main Road, Laurel, NY 11948
631-926-3118  |  hedgewoodfarms@yahoo.com

*Call or email for more information and to register
Pony Camp at Hedgewood Farm in Laurel offers a beautiful way for children to learn about horses and continue their education. You will learn safety zones around horses and on the farm, basic horsemanship, and equine caretaking skills like feeding, bathing and tacking. You can also practice riding skills while riding on one of our experienced school horses.


Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-208-9200 ext. 426 (Please call for reservations)

Long Island Aquarium’s Summer Adventure Days provides hands-on learning and full-on fun for children of all ages during school-year breaks and summer vacation. Separate programs provide age-appropriate learning and activities for children ages 3 – 16.  After care is available from 2p to 5p. Pricing: Add $199 for 1 full week, per child. You must register for after care when you register for camp. First come, first serve.

Summer 2023 Adventure Day:
Shark Bait  |  Ages 3&4  |  $80 members/ $90 non-members *includes 1 parent/guardian. June 19th – 20th  |  9a – 12p
Budding marine scientists will investigate the aquarium using their 5 senses to learn and understand the animals around us. We will explore the different textures, patterns and sounds of each group of animals here at the aquarium, by petting and getting up close to them. Be ready to get wet as we romp through our interactive salt marsh. Craft activity each day.

Discoverers  |  Ages 4&5  |  $129 members / $149 non-members
*includes 1 parent/guardian
June 21st – 23rd  |  9a – 12p
Hello Discoverers! We will take part in a scavenger hunt to learn about some amazing secrets held by our incredible animals. We’ll take to the high seas on the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat to search for native plants and animals. We’ll meet some perfect pets that can make for amazing companions. Discover amazing truths about our animals as well as of those found in our own backyards. Craft activity and snack provided each day.

Winged Wonders!  |  Ages 6-8  |  $315 members / $359 non-member
Two Sessions Available: July 3rd – 7th or July 17th – 21st  |  9a -2p
This adventure will explore all the animals that fly through the air and swim in the sea, from bats to penguins. You’ll meet a penguin and explore our bug laboratory. Venture down the Peconic River on the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat and see animals in their natural habitats. Learn what our bats’ diet consists of and what plants will attract butterflies in your own yard.

Ahoy Pirates!  |  Ages 6-8  |  $315 members / $359 non-member
Two Sessions Available: July 10th – 14th or August 7th -11th  |  9a – 2p
We will follow a treasure map and find all sorts of booty along the way. We’ll meet some common pirate pets and uncover gems and jewels for our treasure chest. Experience the life of a pirate in our one-of-a-kind setting, the Long Island Aquarium, where you’ll get up close and personal to some of our amazing animals. Craft activity each day.

Shark Pups  |  Ages 6-8  |  $299 members / $349 non-members
July 24th – 28th  |  9a – 2p
This shark based experience for our younger shark enthusiasts will include: an Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat trip, shark trivia and feeding our stingrays. Explore the sharks around the aquarium with a fun scavenger hunt and learn about all of our sharks here from egg to adult during our shark themed adventure. Craft activity each day.

Animal Superheroes  |  Ages 8-10  |  $345 members / $390 non-members
Two Sessions Available: July 3rd -7th or August 7th – 11th  |  9a – 2p
POW, BOOM, BAM
How can an octopus turn itself invisible in the blink of an eye? How can a frog grow claws like Wolverine? Explore the aquarium and visit the insect lab and preservatory to get a closer look at our many  superheroes.  Learn about wings while meeting a penguin and our owls. Cruise the Peconic River collecting specimens aboard the Tour Boat in this great adventure.

Casting for Careers  |  Ages 9-11  |  $345 members / $390 non-members
Two Sessions Available: July 10th – 14th or July 31st – August 4th  |  9a – 2p
There’s a whole world to explore…underwater! Participants will explore all the ins and outs of the aquarium. We will explore what it is like to be an aquarist, trainer, ornithologist and more, through activities designed to show your children what it would be like to have a career at an aquarium. Hold a turtle and pet a dragon. Take a ride on our Tour Boat, meet horseshoe crabs, seine for fish in local waters. Your child will visit our butterflies, birds and bugs garden while learning how important their roles are in their own backyard.

Sea Lion Scouts  |  Ages 10-12  |  $365 members / $405 non-members
Two Sessions Available: June 26th – 30th or July 17th – 21st  |  9a – 2p
Go behind the scenes and see what it takes to be a marine mammal trainer! Create enrichment toys for our monkeys and watch a porcupine feeding & training session!  You’ll take a trip on our Tour Boat, participate in a special training session with an animal ambassador and take a Selfie with a Sea Lion.

Shark Explorers  |  Ages 9-11  |  $325members / $375 non-members
July 24th – 28th  |  9a – 2p
This experience is Sharktastic! This shark based camp includes watching a shark dissection, feeding our stingrays and more. Activities and lessons will be based around our very cool shark inhabitants and the prey that they hunt. Learn about all of our sharks, what they eat, myths and their adaptations.

Adventurers  |  Ages 12-14  |  $415 members / $460 non-members
Two Sessions Available: June 26th – 30th or July 31st – August 4th  |  9a – 2p
Try out some of the most exciting adventures that the aquarium has to offer. Your adventurer will kayak down the Peconic River and climb the rock wall. For the ultimate thrill, end the week with a dive into our 120,000 gallon shark tank! This experience is packed full of thrills and fun for your tween and teen!

Junior Aquarist  |  Ages 14-16  |  $450 members / $485 non-members
August 14th – 18th  |  9a – 2p
Ever wonder what it is like to work at an aquarium? Have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes and see what it takes to care for thousands of animals? This program has participants talk to our fish department staff as they fill you in on their cool projects like breeding fish, propagating coral and how they keep all of the tanks running. The junior aquarist will also  prepare food for our animals and go on a collecting trip, seining for fish and specimens off-site. Kids will also help set up and learn how to care for an aquarium of their own.

Mattituck Sailing Camp
9462 Peconic Bay Blvd, Mattituck, NY 11952
917-334-6639

Summer 2023:  June 26th – August 18th  |  Ages 5 – 18
*Call for rates, membership and registration
Mattituck Sailing Camp is geared for sailors who want to learn how to sail a variety of different types of boats and learn new skills on the water. Run by the Mattituck Yacht Club, sailing camp programs are held daily throughout the summer. Campers will learn to rig and sail sailboats, tie knots, and learn water safety.  All sailors will learn to sail on a variety of different types of boats including: Optis, Sunfish, and 420’s. Sailing instruction and boats will vary based upon the camper’s experience and ability.

Multiple options are available for young sailors including the “season pass” of sailing all summer. Mattituck Yacht Club also offers 2, 3 or 4 week programs to fit in busy summer schedules.

Peconic Ballet Theatre Camp
71 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-591-1539

Peconic Ballet Theatre Camp is the perfect summer camp for young dancers and ballerinas. Programs include a summer ballet production and performance and musical theatre camp.

Summer 2023:
The Adventures of Dr. Seuss  |  Ages 4 – 5  |  $450 – $575
See the magic of “Dr. Seuss” come to life! Live performance opportunity.
Appropriate for all ages and abilities.
August 2nd – August 11th  |  9:30a – 11:30a
Performance:  Friday, August 11th at Avram Theatre in Southampton
Placement Auditions: Friday, May 19th
Students 9 years old and younger do not have to attend placement auditions.
Students 10 years of age and older must attend placement auditions
*Upon registration, you with then be sent an audition time​
**Students must be registered before the date of the audition.

Musical Theatre Camp
Become the ultimate triple treat! Students will take classes in Jazz, Tap, Acting and Voice! At the end of the week, students will perform a small, intimate, in-studio performance! For students of all abilities!
Beginner Musical Theatre  |  Ages 4 – 5  |  $490
July 24th – July 28th  |  10a – 2p
Intermediate Musical Theatre  |  Ages 6 – 8  |  $490
July 17th – July 21st  |  10a – 2p

Peconic Dunes 4-H Summer Camp
6375 Soundview Avenue, Southold, NY 11971
631-852-8629

Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp on Soundview Avenue in Southold is a day camp and sleepaway camp run by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County.

Overnight Camp  |  Ages 8- 15  |  $830/session
Summer 2023 schedule:
Session 1: June 25 – July 1  |  Session 2: July 2 – July 8  |  Session 3: July 9 – July 15
Session 4: July 16 – July 22  |  Session 5: July 23 – July 29  |  Session 6: July 30 – Aug 5
Session 7: Aug 6 – Aug 12  |  Session 8: Aug 13 – Aug 19
Campers have many opportunities to develop skills and acquire knowledge in a variety of educational and recreational activities including: environmental sciences, project BUILD, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, wilderness skills, backcountry cooking, fishing, archery, leadership skills, theater arts, music, multimedia, adventure trail, soccer, beach volleyball and more. Evening programs offer time for fun, fellowship and reflection and may include opening and closing campfires, talent shows, round robin activities, dance or other entertainment, and Turtle Games (Peconic Dunes’ version of color war).

Day Camp  |  Ages 6 – 13  |  $530
Drop off 8:35a –  8:55a  |  Pick up 5p
Summer 2023 Schedule:
Session 1: June 26 – June 30  |  Session 2: July 3 – July 7  |  Session 3: July 10 – July 14
Session 4: July 17 – July 21  |  Session 5: July 24 – July 28  |  Session 6: July 31 – Aug 4
Session 7: Aug 7 – Aug 11  |  Session 8: Aug 14 – Aug 18
Campers can experience a full range of classic and innovative camp activities on our lake and Sound waterfronts, athletic fields and woodlands including nature study, outdoor skills, arts and crafts, music, drama, team sports and more. Lunch and afternoon snack are included. Our Turtle Games Carnival happens every Friday, weather permitting, during which campers take turns running a carnival game and then enjoying the games created by other campers.

Mini Camp  |  Ages 7 – 12  |  $395/session
July 2nd – July 5th
This program is for FIRST TIME CAMPERS who are not sure about a full week at camp. In the mini camp, campers will participate in a shorter week. Youth are challenged to develop their skills and knowledge in our numerous activities such as: STEM, kayaking, snorkeling, wilderness skills, back-country cooking, fishing, archery, leadership skills, theater arts, music, multimedia, adventure trail, soccer, and basketball. Each evening has a special event planned including: opening campfires, scavenger hunt, and Turtle Games (Peconic Dunes’ version of color war).

Peconic Dunes 4-H Summer Camp
6375 Soundview Avenue, Southold, NY 11971
631-852-8629

Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp on Soundview Avenue in Southold is a day camp and sleepaway camp run by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County.

Overnight Camp  |  Ages 8- 15  |  $830/session
Summer 2023 schedule:
Session 1: June 25 – July 1  |  Session 2: July 2 – July 8  |  Session 3: July 9 – July 15
Session 4: July 16 – July 22  |  Session 5: July 23 – July 29  |  Session 6: July 30 – Aug 5
Session 7: Aug 6 – Aug 12  |  Session 8: Aug 13 – Aug 19
Campers have many opportunities to develop skills and acquire knowledge in a variety of educational and recreational activities including: environmental sciences, project BUILD, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, wilderness skills, backcountry cooking, fishing, archery, leadership skills, theater arts, music, multimedia, adventure trail, soccer, beach volleyball and more. Evening programs offer time for fun, fellowship and reflection and may include opening and closing campfires, talent shows, round robin activities, dance or other entertainment, and Turtle Games (Peconic Dunes’ version of color war).

Day Camp  |  Ages 6 – 13  |  $530
Drop off 8:35a –  8:55a  |  Pick up 5p
Summer 2023 Schedule:
Session 1: June 26 – June 30  |  Session 2: July 3 – July 7  |  Session 3: July 10 – July 14
Session 4: July 17 – July 21  |  Session 5: July 24 – July 28  |  Session 6: July 31 – Aug 4
Session 7: Aug 7 – Aug 11  |  Session 8: Aug 14 – Aug 18
Campers can experience a full range of classic and innovative camp activities on our lake and Sound waterfronts, athletic fields and woodlands including nature study, outdoor skills, arts and crafts, music, drama, team sports and more. Lunch and afternoon snack are included. Our Turtle Games Carnival happens every Friday, weather permitting, during which campers take turns running a carnival game and then enjoying the games created by other campers.

Mini Camp  |  Ages 7 – 12  |  $395/session
July 2nd – July 5th
This program is for FIRST TIME CAMPERS who are not sure about a full week at camp. In the mini camp, campers will participate in a shorter week. Youth are challenged to develop their skills and knowledge in our numerous activities such as: STEM, kayaking, snorkeling, wilderness skills, back-country cooking, fishing, archery, leadership skills, theater arts, music, multimedia, adventure trail, soccer, and basketball. Each evening has a special event planned including: opening campfires, scavenger hunt, and Turtle Games (Peconic Dunes’ version of color war).

Summer Camps in The Hamptons

Future Stars Summer Camp

With two East End locations, Future Stars Summer Camp offers campers the ability to choose their own summer adventure! Whether they want to improve their skills at a specialty sports camp, play a range of sports & games at Multi-Sports camp, experiment & create at STEAM camp, or spend their summer doing a little bit of everything, Future Stars is the camp for them. With individual weekly sessions, campers can mix and match our programs to their liking, and can fill their summer with many unique weeks of fun!

Future Stars Westhampton-Riverhead  |  631-287-6707
Summer 2023  |  June 26th – August 18th
Two Locations:
Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus
121 Speonk Riverhead Road, Riverhead, NY 11901
Campers have access to recreational indoor and outdoor spaces, a soccer field, outdoor and indoor basketball courts, outdoor volleyball courts, and a 25-yard indoor pool.
Aspatuck Tennis Club
25 Howell Lane, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Westhampton satellite location is located just minutes away at Aspatuck Tennis Club, which includes 9 state-of-the-art har-tru tennis courts, a clubhouse, pro shop, and locker rooms.

Future Stars Southampton  |  631-287-6707
1370A Majors Path, Southampton, NY 11968
Summer 2023  |  June 5th – September 1st (13 weekly sessions)
Campers can choose from a catalog of 14+ programs, ranging from Early Childhood programs for ages 2-5 to Sports and Specialty programs for children up to 15.  Campers have access to FS Tennis Club’s 8 outdoor tennis courts, along with Southampton Youth Services (SYS) Recreation Center, including 2 outdoor soccer fields, a turf baseball field, 2 indoor basketball courts, an indoor soccer rink, air conditioned classroom spaces, and much more!


Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976
631-283-2118

The Parrish Art Museum offers an eight week summer camp program for children ages 4 -13 beginning the first week of July and running through the end of August. Camp at the Parrish Art Museum allows children the opportunity to play and create through visual expression. Campers can also experience the culture of the East End with trips and special guest artists. Weekly camps and programs include Visual Arts Camp, Mini Makers Camp (ages 4-5), and Stop Motion Animation Camp.

2023 Summer Camp
Monday, July 3rd – Friday, August 25th  |  10a – 3p with a Mini Makers Camp 9:30a – 12p
Week 1 (4-Days): $560 Member | $610 Non Member
Weeks 2 – 8: $700 Member | $750 Non Member

Mini Makers Camp
Week 1 (4-Days): $260 Member | $285 Non Member
Weeks 3-7: $325 Member | $355 Non Member

Schedule
Week 1: July 3 to 7 (4-Days, No camp on July 4)
Visual Art Camp | Ages 6 -11  and  Mini Makers Camp | Ages 4- 5

Week 2: July 10 to 14
Visual Art Camp | Ages 6 -11

Week 3: July 17 to 21
Visual Art Camp | Ages 6 -11  and  Mini Makers Camp | Ages 4- 5

Week 4: July 24 to 28
Visual Art Camp | Ages 6 -11  and  Mini Makers Camp | Ages 4- 5

Week 5: July 31 to August 4
Visual Art Camp | Ages 6 -11  and  Mini Makers Camp | Ages 4- 5

Week 6: August 7 to 11
Visual Art Camp | Ages 6 -11  and  Mini Makers Camp | Ages 4- 5

Week 7: August 14 to 18
Visual Art Camp | Ages 6 -11  and  Mini Makers Camp | Ages 4- 5

Week 8: August 21 to 25
Visual Art Camp | Ages 6 -11  and  Stop Motion Animation Camp | Ages 8-13

Pathfinder Country Day Camp
2nd House Road, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-2080

Pathfinder Country Day Camp is a traditional summer day camp that offers a wide range of activities for children aged 4 to 15. The camp offers a variety of activities, including sports, arts, and adventure. In the sports program, children can participate in soccer, baseball, swimming, and archery activities. The arts program includes activities such as painting, drawing, and music. The adventure program includes rock climbing, zip-lining, and hiking. Pathfinder Country Day Camp also offers special interest programs such as cooking, magic, and robotics.Pathfinder Country Day Camp also offers an optional transportation service to and from camp.Pathfinder Country Day Camp is an excellent choice for parents looking for a traditional summer day camp experience for their children in the Hamptons/North Fork area.

SUMMER 2023 ENROLLMENT IS FULL
Enrollment for summer 2024 will begin in September 2023
Full Camp Season: 8 weeks
2 weeks camp  $2450  |  3 weeks camp  $3575  |  4 weeks camp  $4600
5 weeks camp  $5625  |  6 weeks camp  $6600  |  7 weeks camp  $7350
8 weeks camp  $7920

Ross School
18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-907-5000

Ross School Summer Camp offers a wide range of summer programs for children aged 2 to 18. The camp, run by the Ross School, a private K-12 school, focuses on providing children with an enriching and fun summer experience.The camp offers academic, arts, and athletics programs for children of all ages plus a variety of other activities, such as field trips, outdoor adventures, and special interest programs. Experienced teachers and coaches and many Ross School faculty members staff the camp.

Early Childhood
Ross Lower School campus at 739 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton
AGES 2–6 | JUNE 26–AUGUST 18
Early Childhood campers are introduced to open-ended, developmentally appropriate experiences that facilitate social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth.

Music and Movement – $150/week
Age: 2 and under  |  Tuesdays and Thursdays  |  11 am–12 p
Creative Explorations
Age 2  |  Half Day  |  9a – 12:30p
Cost per week: 8 weeks: $1,000/wk | 7 weeks: $1,000/wk | 6 weeks: $1,100/wk
5 weeks: $1,100/wk | 4 weeks: $1,200/wk | 3 weeks: $1,200/wk | 2 weeks: $1,300/wk
1 week: $1,300/wk

Creative Explorations
Ages 3 – 6  |  Full Day  |  9a – 3p
Campers will be grouped by age. Children 3 and up must be fully potty-trained (no diapers or pull-ups) and able to use the bathroom on their own.
Cost per week: 8 weeks: $1,200/wk | 7 weeks: $1,200/wk | 6 weeks: $1,300/wk
5 weeks: $1,300/wk | 4 weeks: $1,400/wk | 3 weeks: $1,400/wk | 2 weeks: $1,500/wk
1 week: $1,500/wk

Immersions:
Ross Lower School campus at 739 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton
AGES 7–12  |  JUNE 26–AUGUST 18
Campers can choose from a variety of immersive, week-long programs in which they develop skills, explore the world around them, and express themselves through activities and projects. Options include: Art, Performance, Naturalist Explorers, Filmmaking/Stop-Motion Animation, Inventors Workshop, Culinary Arts or Fashion Design
8 weeks: $1,200/wk | 7 weeks: $1,200/wk | 6 weeks: $1,300/wk | 5 weeks: $1,300/wk
4 weeks: $1,400/wk | 3 weeks: $1,400/wk | 2 weeks: $1,500/wk | 1 week: $1,500/wk

Sports
Ross Upper School Campus
AGES 5–16 | JUNE 26–AUGUST 18
Young athletes with a passion for sports spend their summer training under expert coaches and sports professionals.  Options are Tennis, Knicks Basketball, Soccer or Multi-Sport
8 weeks: $1,200/wk | 7 weeks: $1,200/wk | 6 weeks: $1,300/wk | 5 weeks: $1,300/wk
4 weeks: $1,400/wk | 3 weeks: $1,400/wk | 2 weeks: $1,500/wk | 1 week: $1,500/wk

Ross Summer Term
AGES 14–18 | JUNE 26–JULY 28
Art, ESOL, STEAM and Tennis
SUMMER TERM DATES
Session 1: June 26–30, ESOL; Tennis; Art; STEAM (Ceramics, Pottery, and Wheel Throwing)
Session 2: July 3–7 ESOL; Tennis; Art: STEAM (Coding)
Session 3: July 10–14 ESOL; Tennis; Art; STEAM (Coding)
Session 4: July 17–21 ESOL; Tennis; Art; STEAM (Ceramics, Pottery, and Wheel Throwing; Digital Arts)
Session 5: July 24–28 ESOL; Tennis; Art; STEAM (Robotics Foundations & Fabrication)

Day Students: 5 weeks: $1300 | 4 weeks: $1400 | 3 weeks: $1400 | 2 weeks: $1500
1 week: $1500
Boarding Students: 5 weeks: $2300 | 4 weeks: $2400 | 3 weeks: $2400
2 weeks: $2500 | 1 week: $2500


Sportime
320 Abrahams Path, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-267-2267

Sportime is a summer camp for children between the ages of 3 and 13 and includes an exciting program of sports, games, art and music. They are committed to creating a happy and safe environment for all campers; a place where every kid can have fun, feel confident, make friends and create lifelong memories. The camp is staffed by experienced coaches and instructors dedicated to ensuring every camper has a safe and enjoyable experience.

2023 Season:  June 19th – September 1st
Preschool  |  Ages 3 – 5
Full Day: 9a – 3p | Half Day:  9a – 1:30p
*Currently full for 2023

Multi-Sport Camp | Ages 6 – 13
Full Day:  9a – 3p
Specializing in children’s sports and fitness activities
2 – 4 Weeks  |  $1495
5 – 7 Weeks  |  $1380
8 – 11 Weeks  |  $1270

This camp is designed specifically for the tween who loves to create. Students will collaborate together to develop their own version of a fairytale. WHBPAC masterful Teaching Artists will direct campers using direct camper input adding music, movement, costumes and props to help make their twisted fairytale musicals come to life on stage.


YMCA East Hampton RECenter Summer Day Camp
2 Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-329-6884

The YMCA East Hampton RECenter Summer Day Camp is a traditional summer day camp that offers a wide range of activities for children aged 3 to 13 including sports, art, adventure and special interest programs. The camp’s mission is to provide a safe and fun environment for children to learn new skills, make new friends, and create lasting memories.

CAMP 2023 SESSIONS & DATES:
Session 1  |  June 26 – July 7  *No camp July 4
Session 2  |  July 10- July 21
Session 3  |  July 24 – August 4
Session 4  |  August 7 – August 18
Summer Bonus Week *  |  August 21 – August 25
*not available in East Hampton

CAMP HOURS:
Operating Hours: 9a – 4p
Extended Hours:  AM Care: 7a – 9a   PM Care: 4p – 6p

Kiddie Camp
Ages 3-5  |  Session 1 – $765  |  Sessions 2-4 – $850
Kiddie Campers are placed in age-appropriate groups. This unique camp program is designed to provide both physical growth and socialization through fun-filled early childhood activities. *Child must be potty-trained. Please follow up with the camp for further discussion

Youth Camp
Entering Grades 1-4  |  Session 1 – $765  |  Sessions 2-4 – $850
Youth Campers are encouraged to have fun and make lifelong friendships while participating in group activities, special events, and camp traditions which develop creativity, independence and teamwork. Camper days are filled with a balance of activities, including swim, sports, creative arts and camp spirit such as theme days, field days, and so much more.

Pre-Teen Camp
Entering Grades 5-7  |  Session 1 – $830  |  Sessions 2-4 – $925
Teen Camp
Entering Grades 8-9  |  Session 1 – $875  |  Sessions 2-4 – $975
Our Pre-Teen and Teen Campers take pride in having their own identity within camp. The Y provides the perfect environment for campers to make new friends, explore the world around them, and develop decision-making and character-building. Campers enjoy trips*, special events throughout the summer and participate in traditional day camp fun such as sports, crafts, swimming and team exercises.

Sports Camp
Entering Grades 1-5
Groups organized by grade level. Sports Camp is perfect for the “athletically enthusiastic” child. Our experienced Specialists gear instruction to all levels and abilities. The program focuses on keeping campers active, honing their skills, as well as playing a variety of sports and games in a fun and safe environment.

Summer Camps on the North and South Forks

Summer is just around the corner, and parents are starting to plan for their children’s summer activities. Camps are a great way for kids to explore new activities and make friends. With many summer camps on the North and South Forks of Long Island offering a variety of activities, from sailing and horseback riding to arts and academics, there’s something for every child.

The Hamptons

Future Stars Summer Camp

With two East End locations, Future Stars Summer Camp offers campers the ability to choose their own summer adventure! Whether they want to improve their skills at a specialty sports camp, play a range of sports & games at Multi-Sports camp, experiment & create at STEAM camp, or spend their summer doing a little bit of everything, Future Stars is the camp for them. With individual weekly sessions, campers can mix and match our programs to their liking, and can fill their summer with many unique weeks of fun!

Future Stars Westhampton-Riverhead  |  631-287-6707
Summer 2023  |  June 26th – August 18th
Two Locations:
Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus
121 Speonk Riverhead Road, Riverhead, NY 11901
Campers have access to recreational indoor and outdoor spaces, a soccer field, outdoor and indoor basketball courts, outdoor volleyball courts, and a 25-yard indoor pool.
Aspatuck Tennis Club
25 Howell Lane, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Westhampton satellite location is located just minutes away at Aspatuck Tennis Club, which includes 9 state-of-the-art har-tru tennis courts, a clubhouse, pro shop, and locker rooms.

Future Stars Southampton  |  631-287-6707
1370A Majors Path, Southampton, NY 11968
Summer 2023  |  June 5th – September 1st (13 weekly sessions)
Campers can choose from a catalog of 14+ programs, ranging from Early Childhood programs for ages 2-5 to Sports and Specialty programs for children up to 15.  Campers have access to FS Tennis Club’s 8 outdoor tennis courts, along with Southampton Youth Services (SYS) Recreation Center, including 2 outdoor soccer fields, a turf baseball field, 2 indoor basketball courts, an indoor soccer rink, air conditioned classroom spaces, and much more!


Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976
631-283-2118

The Parrish Art Museum offers an eight week summer camp program for children ages 4 -13 beginning the first week of July and running through the end of August. Camp at the Parrish Art Museum allows children the opportunity to play and create through visual expression. Campers can also experience the culture of the East End with trips and special guest artists. Weekly camps and programs include Visual Arts Camp, Mini Makers Camp (ages 4-5), and Stop Motion Animation Camp.

2023 Summer Camp
Monday, July 3rd – Friday, August 25th  |  10a – 3p with a Mini Makers Camp 9:30a – 12p
Week 1 (4-Days): $560 Member | $610 Non Member
Weeks 2 – 8: $700 Member | $750 Non Member

Mini Makers Camp
Week 1 (4-Days): $260 Member | $285 Non Member
Weeks 3-7: $325 Member | $355 Non Member

Schedule
Week 1: July 3 to 7 (4-Days, No camp on July 4)
Visual Art Camp | Ages 6 -11  and  Mini Makers Camp | Ages 4- 5

Week 2: July 10 to 14
Visual Art Camp | Ages 6 -11

Week 3: July 17 to 21
Visual Art Camp | Ages 6 -11  and  Mini Makers Camp | Ages 4- 5

Week 4: July 24 to 28
Visual Art Camp | Ages 6 -11  and  Mini Makers Camp | Ages 4- 5

Week 5: July 31 to August 4
Visual Art Camp | Ages 6 -11  and  Mini Makers Camp | Ages 4- 5

Week 6: August 7 to 11
Visual Art Camp | Ages 6 -11  and  Mini Makers Camp | Ages 4- 5

Week 7: August 14 to 18
Visual Art Camp | Ages 6 -11  and  Mini Makers Camp | Ages 4- 5

Week 8: August 21 to 25
Visual Art Camp | Ages 6 -11  and  Stop Motion Animation Camp | Ages 8-13

Pathfinder Country Day Camp
2nd House Road, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-2080

Pathfinder Country Day Camp is a traditional summer day camp that offers a wide range of activities for children aged 4 to 15. The camp offers a variety of activities, including sports, arts, and adventure. In the sports program, children can participate in soccer, baseball, swimming, and archery activities. The arts program includes activities such as painting, drawing, and music. The adventure program includes rock climbing, zip-lining, and hiking. Pathfinder Country Day Camp also offers special interest programs such as cooking, magic, and robotics.Pathfinder Country Day Camp also offers an optional transportation service to and from camp.Pathfinder Country Day Camp is an excellent choice for parents looking for a traditional summer day camp experience for their children in the Hamptons/North Fork area.

SUMMER 2023 ENROLLMENT IS FULL
Enrollment for summer 2024 will begin in September 2023
Full Camp Season: 8 weeks
2 weeks camp  $2450  |  3 weeks camp  $3575  |  4 weeks camp  $4600
5 weeks camp  $5625  |  6 weeks camp  $6600  |  7 weeks camp  $7350
8 weeks camp  $7920

Ross School
18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-907-5000

Ross School Summer Camp offers a wide range of summer programs for children aged 2 to 18. The camp, run by the Ross School, a private K-12 school, focuses on providing children with an enriching and fun summer experience.The camp offers academic, arts, and athletics programs for children of all ages plus a variety of other activities, such as field trips, outdoor adventures, and special interest programs. Experienced teachers and coaches and many Ross School faculty members staff the camp.

Early Childhood
Ross Lower School campus at 739 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton
AGES 2–6 | JUNE 26–AUGUST 18
Early Childhood campers are introduced to open-ended, developmentally appropriate experiences that facilitate social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth.

Music and Movement – $150/week
Age: 2 and under  |  Tuesdays and Thursdays  |  11 am–12 p
Creative Explorations
Age 2  |  Half Day  |  9a – 12:30p
Cost per week:  8 weeks: $1,000/wk  |  7 weeks $1,000/wk  |  6 weeks: $1,100/wk
5 weeks: $1,100/wk  |  4 weeks: $1,200/wk  |  3 weeks: $1,200/wk  |  2 weeks: $1,300/wk
1 week: $1,300/wk

Creative Explorations
Ages 3 – 6  |  Full Day  |  9a – 3p
Campers will be grouped by age. Children 3 and up must be fully potty-trained (no diapers or pull-ups) and able to use the bathroom on their own.
Cost per week: 8 weeks: $1,200/wk  |  7 weeks $1,200/wk  |  6 weeks: $1,300/wk
5 weeks: $1,300/wk  |  4 weeks: $1,400/wk  |  3 weeks: $1,400/wk  |  2 weeks: $1,500/wk
1 week: $1,500/wk

Immersions:
Ross Lower School campus at 739 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton
AGES 7–12  |  JUNE 26–AUGUST 18
Campers can choose from a variety of immersive, week-long programs in which they develop skills, explore the world around them, and express themselves through activities and projects. Options include: Art, Performance, Naturalist Explorers, Filmmaking/Stop-Motion Animation, Inventors Workshop, Culinary Arts or Fashion Design
8 weeks: $1,200/wk  |  7 weeks $1,200/wk  |  6 weeks: $1,300/wk  |  5 weeks: $1,300/wk
4 weeks: $1,400/wk  |  3 weeks: $1,400/wk  |  2 weeks: $1,500/wk  |  1 week: $1,500/wk

Sports
Ross Upper School Campus
AGES 5–16 | JUNE 26–AUGUST 18
Young athletes with a passion for sports spend their summer training under expert coaches and sports professionals.  Options are Tennis, Knicks Basketball, Soccer or Multi-Sport
8 weeks: $1,200/wk  |  7 weeks $1,200/wk  |  6 weeks: $1,300/wk  |  5 weeks: $1,300/wk
4 weeks: $1,400/wk  |  3 weeks: $1,400/wk  |  2 weeks: $1,500/wk  |  1 week: $1,500/wk

Ross Summer Term
AGES 14–18 | JUNE 26–JULY 28
Art, ESOL, STEAM and Tennis
SUMMER TERM DATES
Session 1: June 26–30, ESOL; Tennis; Art; STEAM (Ceramics, Pottery, and Wheel Throwing)
Session 2: July 3–7 ESOL; Tennis; Art: STEAM (Coding)
Session 3: July 10–14 ESOL; Tennis; Art; STEAM (Coding)
Session 4: July 17–21 ESOL; Tennis; Art; STEAM (Ceramics, Pottery, and Wheel Throwing; Digital Arts)
Session 5: July 24–28 ESOL; Tennis; Art; STEAM (Robotics Foundations & Fabrication)

Day Students:  5 weeks: $1300  |  4 weeks: $1400  |  3 weeks: $1400  |  2 weeks: $1500
1 week: $1500
Boarding Students:  5 weeks: $2300  |  4 weeks: $2400  |  3 weeks: $2400
2 weeks: $2500  |  1 week: $2500


Sportime
320 Abrahams Path, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-267-2267

Sportime is a summer camp for children between the ages of 3 and 13 and includes an exciting program of sports, games, art and music. They are committed to creating a happy and safe environment for all campers; a place where every kid can have fun, feel confident, make friends and create lifelong memories. The camp is staffed by experienced coaches and instructors dedicated to ensuring every camper has a safe and enjoyable experience.

2023 Season:  June 19th – September 1st
Preschool  |  Ages 3 – 5
Full Day: 9a – 3p | Half Day:  9a – 1:30p
*Currently full for 2023

Multi-Sport Camp | Ages 6 – 13
Full Day:  9a – 3p
Specializing in children’s sports and fitness activities
2 – 4 Weeks  |  $1495
5 – 7 Weeks  |  $1380
8 – 11 Weeks  |  $1270


Stony Hill Stables
268 Town Lane, Amagansett, NY 11930
631-267-3203

Stony Hill Stables is a summer camp specializing in horseback riding and equestrian activities. The camp offers a unique and exciting summer experience for children and teenagers interested in horseback riding and the equestrian lifestyle along with a variety of programs for children of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced riders.

2023 Camp Sessions
Week 1- June 19 – 23  |  Week 2- June 26 – 30
Week 3- July 3 – 7  |  Week 4- July 10 – 14
Week 5- July 17 – 21  |  Week 6- July 24 – 28
Week 7- July 31 – Aug 4  |  Week 8- August 7 – 11
Week 9- August 14 – 18  |  Week 10- August 21 – 25
Week 11- August 28 – Sept 1

2023 Camp Rates
DAPPLES PONY CAMP
9a – 12:30p  |  Five Days per week Weeks 1-11  |  $1700 per week
Dapples is our beginner camp level, and riders must be at least four years old to participate. Campers don’t need any prior riding experience, and our goal is for all riders to begin to learn to ride independently through practice, strengthening muscles, and proper technique.

SNOWMAN  9a – 12:30p  |  Five Days per week, Weeks 1-11  |  $1700 per week
Snowman is our intermediate camp level. Riders should be independent at the walk and trot. Riders with strong enough skills at walk and trot can learn to canter.

EXTENDED DAY CAMP  12:30p – 3p  |  Weeks 1-11

$1850 per week  |  Per Day, Weeks 1-11   $400 per day
This year, along with a lesson, we’re inaugurating exciting new programs and events to introduce campers to horse care and management, and to expand their equestrian skills.


WHBPAC Summer Camp
76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
631-288-1500

WHBPAC Summer Camp offers a unique and exciting summer experience for children interested in the performing arts and want to explore and develop their artistic talents. The camp offers a variety of programs for children of all ages and skill levels, from beginner to advanced and includes acting, singing, and dance classes.

Summer 2023 Schedule:
Musical Theatre Camp: Beauty Lou and the Country Beast
6 – 14 yrs, $575, July 17th – July 21st, 10a – 4p
Campers are cast on Monday, and by Friday, they are performance-ready with costumes and sets! And when they’re not rehearsing with Missoula Children’s Theatre Directors, campers will take workshops as well as learn all about theatre and other avenues of the arts from WHBPAC’s acclaimed Teaching Artists. The camp culminates with a live performance on Friday at 7pm.

Broadway Bound Dance Intensive
12 – 17 yrs  |  $500  |  July 24th – July 27th  |   10a – 2p
In this 4 day dance intensive, we will help you develop your jazz, ballet, hip hop and tap technique as well as learn choreography to some of Broadway’s most famous songs. This camp is sure to help you hone your dancing skills for those future shows and further your development as a performer. Camp concludes with a final showcase performance at 1:00pm on Thursday.

Musical Theatre Camp: Hercules
6 – 14 yrs  |   $575  |  July 31st – Aug 4th  |  10a – 4p
Campers are cast on Monday, and by Friday, they are performance-ready with costumes and sets! And when they’re not rehearsing with Missoula Children’s Theatre Directors, campers will take workshops as well as learn all about theatre and other avenues of the arts from WHBPAC’s acclaimed Teaching Artists. This camp culminates with a live performance on Friday at 7pm.

Tap Technique
9th – 12th grade  |  $200  |  Aug 3rd – Aug 24th   |  6p – 7p
3 week masterclass to help you brush up on or learn new tap skills!

Camp Broadway
10 – 17 yrs  |  $850,  |  Aug 7th – Aug 11th,  |  9a – 5:30p
Campers will focus on and learn choreography and music with a splash of acting and expression as they prepare a show-stopping performance for family and friends at the end of the week.

Tween Theatre Troupe: Cirque Du Sabotage
9 – 12 yrs  |   $550,  |  Aug 14th – Aug 18th,  |  10a – 4p
This camp is designed specifically for the tween actor by the WHBPAC Artistic Staff. Students work with veteran WHBPAC Teaching Artists and get to learn new theatre and performance skills, expand their creativity and hone their craft as an actor. Campers audition on Monday, everyone gets a part in a true ensemble play, and end the week with a full performance for family and friends on our stage. Performance is Friday at 3pm.

Tween Musical Theatre Troupe: Twisted Fairytales
9 – 12 yrs  |  $550  |   Aug 21st – Aug 25th  |   10a – 2p
This camp is designed specifically for the tween who loves to create. Students will collaborate together to develop their own version of a fairytale. WHBPAC masterful Teaching Artists will direct campers using direct camper input adding music, movement, costumes and props to help make their twisted fairytale musicals come to life on stage.


YMCA East Hampton RECenter Summer Day Camp
2 Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-329-6884

The YMCA East Hampton RECenter Summer Day Camp is a traditional summer day camp that offers a wide range of activities for children aged 3 to 13 including sports, art, adventure and special interest programs. The camp’s mission is to provide a safe and fun environment for children to learn new skills, make new friends, and create lasting memories.

CAMP 2023 SESSIONS & DATES:
Session 1  |  June 26 – July 7  *No camp July 4
Session 2  |  July 10- July 21
Session 3  |  July 24 – August 4
Session 4  |  August 7 – August 18
Summer Bonus Week *  |  August 21 – August 25
*not available in East Hampton

CAMP HOURS:
Operating Hours: 9a – 4p
Extended Hours:  AM Care: 7a – 9a   PM Care: 4p – 6p

Kiddie Camp
Ages 3-5  |  Session 1 – $765  |  Sessions 2-4 – $850
Kiddie Campers are placed in age-appropriate groups. This unique camp program is designed to provide both physical growth and socialization through fun-filled early childhood activities. *Child must be potty-trained. Please follow up with the camp for further discussion

Youth Camp
Entering Grades 1-4  |  Session 1 – $765  |  Sessions 2-4 – $850
Youth Campers are encouraged to have fun and make lifelong friendships while participating in group activities, special events, and camp traditions which develop creativity, independence and teamwork. Camper days are filled with a balance of activities, including swim, sports, creative arts and camp spirit such as theme days, field days, and so much more.

Pre-Teen Camp
Entering Grades 5-7  |  Session 1 – $830  |  Sessions 2-4 – $925
Teen Camp
Entering Grades 8-9  |  Session 1 – $875  |  Sessions 2-4 – $975
Our Pre-Teen and Teen Campers take pride in having their own identity within camp. The Y provides the perfect environment for campers to make new friends, explore the world around them, and develop decision-making and character-building. Campers enjoy trips*, special events throughout the summer and participate in traditional day camp fun such as sports, crafts, swimming and team exercises.

Sports Camp
Entering Grades 1-5
Groups organized by grade level. Sports Camp is perfect for the “athletically enthusiastic” child. Our experienced Specialists gear instruction to all levels and abilities. The program focuses on keeping campers active, honing their skills, as well as playing a variety of sports and games in a fun and safe environment.

North Fork

Dorothy P Flint 4-H Camp
3186 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-9762

*Contact the camp for current rates and registration
The Dorothy P Flint 4-H Camp is a 140 acre co-ed overnight camp and day camp for campers ages 5-16. The camp is accredited by the American Camp Association and licensed and inspected by the Suffolk County Department of Health.
Sleepaway Camp  |  Ages 8 – 16
Flint Day Camp  |  Campers entering 1st grade and not ready to sleep-away

East End Arts Camp
141 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-369-2171

East End Arts offers a Kids Summer Camp that features eight individual weeks of creative art and music learning programs and activities for those ages 5-10. Full day and half day options are available. Students will become immersed in art, theater, music, and dance all under the umbrella of a different literature theme each summer. East End Arts also offers a music camp and fine arts camp for those ages 8-14.  Morning and afternoon extended care options are available as well.

2023 Summer Schedule:
Summer Kids Camp – Camp C.I.A (Create – Interpret – Ask) | $450/$225  each week 8 to 10
July 10th – July 14th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p  |  Half day: 9a – 12p or 12p – 3
Book of the Week:  Going Places, by Paul & Peter Reynolds (thinking outside the box) A celebration of creative spirit and thinking outside the box.
July 17th – July 21st  |  Full day: 9a – 3p  |  Half day: 9a – 12p or 12p – 3
Book of the Week:  What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobe Yamada (creativity in ideas)
This book looks at how one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world can come to life as the child’s confidence grows.
July 24th – July 28th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p  |  Half day: 9a – 12p or 12p – 3
Book of the Week:  A Little Bit of Oomph, by Barnie Saltzberg (make ordinary extraordinary)
A Little Bit of Oomph! teaches the invaluable lesson of throwing your heart into whatever you’re doing and trying just a little bit harder.
July 31st – August 4th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p  |  Half day: 9a – 12p or 12p – 3
Book of the Week:  Lunchtime for a Purple Snake, by Harriet Ziefert (joy of painting and color)
A little bit about color and composition, in a fun tale reveals the joy and discovery painting brings to artists young and old.
August 7th – 11th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p  |  Half day: 9a – 12p or 12p – 3
Book of the Week:  Weslandia, by Paul Fleischman (creative kid creates civilization)
An amazing picture book full of creativity, demonstrating how with a little imagination you can create anything and tell the story.
August 14th – 18th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p  |  Half day: 9a – 12p or 12p – 3
Book of the Week:  They all Saw a Cat, by Brendan Wenzel (we are all unique)
An engaging and thought-provoking tale on lessons about how everyone has a unique perspective.
August 21st – August 25th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p  |  Half day: 9a – 12p or 12p – 3
Book of the Week:  Mistakes are How I Learn, by Kiara Wilson
This story was developed to engage children, and empower them with the affirmations to overcome obstacles. To help let them know that they are not alone when facing defeat.
August 28th – September 1st  |  Full day: 9a – 3p  |  Half day: 9a – 12p or 12p – 3
Book of the Week:  The Year we Learned to Fly, by Jacqueline Woodson.
A tale passed down through generations to harness the skill of quiet meditation to show the world the strength and resilience of their beautiful and brilliant minds.

Summer Fine Arts Camp with Kenneth Jackson –  $450 each week |  Ages 10 – 14
Drawing/Adding Color  |  July 10th – July 14th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p
A week of creativity and foundation building as we engage in fun projects while learning new methods and techniques of drawing and painting. Campers will gain skills of perspective, proportion and composition, while working with color, light, shape and texture. By the end of the week each camper will create a portfolio of works that will be displayed in an exhibit on the last day of camp. Register early: enrollment is limited to 15 students.

Painting/How to Create a Portrait  |  July 24th – July 28th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p
A week of creativity and foundation building as we engage in fun projects while learning new methods and techniques of painting. Campers learn to add color, light, shape, and texture to their works. All projects are appropriate for any skill level, and the teacher works alongside each student. By the end of the week each camper will create a portfolio of works that will be displayed in an exhibit on the last day of camp. Register early: enrollment is limited to 15 students.

Mixed Media/Sculpture  |  August 7th – August 11th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p
A week of creativity and foundation building as we engage in fun projects while learning new methods and techniques in the use of mixed media.This camp allows students to create a variety of projects while building skills working in painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, printmaking, and assemblage. Students will create an exhibit of their works on the last day of camp. Register early enrollment is limited to 15 students.

Drawing & Painting Fundamentals  |  August 21st – August 25th  |  Full day: 9a – 3p
A week of creativity and foundation building as we engage in fun projects while learning new methods and techniques used in drawing and painting. Campers learn about perspective, proportion, and composition. All projects are appropriate for any skill level, and the teacher works alongside each student. By the end of the week each camper will create a portfolio of works that will be displayed in an exhibit on the last day of camp. Register early: enrollment is limited to 15 students.

Summer Music Band Camp –  $450 each week  |  Ages 8 – 14
Music of the World Performance Camp  |  Full day: 9a – 3p
July 17th – July 21st  |  July 31st – August 4th
This week-long Group Performance Camp offers an opportunity to play alongside your peers. All instruments are welcome, especially, electric guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and piano. Explore multiple genres through percussion, full band, and vocal performances. Students should be able to play at least one instrument at an intermediate level, or be able to sing. This is a great camp to try out new forms of music, new instruments, and bond with fellow music lovers. At the end of each camp week, the band performs live!

Star Power Vocal Camp  |  Full day: 9a – 3p
August 7th – 11th  |  August 21st – August 25th
This week-long group vocal camp offers campers an opportunity to sing all their favorite songs along with their peers. The campers work on all aspects of performance, harmonies, mic control, belting, tone, and timing. They will also learn exercises and techniques to help create strong and healthy vocals. They will sing along to tracks as well as acapella. All campers enjoy outdoor play and some arts and crafts related to their performance. At the end of each camp week, the group performs live!

Ukulele Group Camp  |  Full day: 9a – 3p
August 14th – 18th  |  August 28th – September 1st
A creative week learning the basics of the Ukulele, including rhythm, chords and strumming. Add some fun vocals and play along with others, while learning new music and gaining new skills. Open to beginners and beginner/intermediate levels. Students are required to bring their own Ukulele.  There is a group performance at the finish of the camp week, on Fridays.


Hedgewood Farms Pony Camp
4000 Main Road, Laurel, NY 11948
631-926-3118  |  hedgewoodfarms@yahoo.com

*Call or email for more information and to register
Pony Camp at Hedgewood Farm in Laurel offers a beautiful way for children to learn about horses and continue their education. You will learn safety zones around horses and on the farm, basic horsemanship, and equine caretaking skills like feeding, bathing and tacking. You can also practice riding skills while riding on one of our experienced school horses.


Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-208-9200 ext. 426 (Please call for reservations)

Long Island Aquarium’s Summer Adventure Days provides hands-on learning and full-on fun for children of all ages during school-year breaks and summer vacation. Separate programs provide age-appropriate learning and activities for children ages 3 – 16.  After care is available from 2p to 5p. Pricing: Add $199 for 1 full week, per child. You must register for after care when you register for camp. First come, first serve.

Summer 2023 Adventure Day:
Shark Bait  |  Ages 3&4  |  $80 members/ $90 non-members *includes 1 parent/guardian. June 19th – 20th  |  9a – 12p
Budding marine scientists will investigate the aquarium using their 5 senses to learn and understand the animals around us. We will explore the different textures, patterns and sounds of each group of animals here at the aquarium, by petting and getting up close to them. Be ready to get wet as we romp through our interactive salt marsh. Craft activity each day.

Discoverers  |  Ages 4&5  |  $129 members / $149 non-members *includes 1 parent/guardian
June 21st – 23rd  |  9a – 12p
Hello Discoverers! We will take part in a scavenger hunt to learn about some amazing secrets held by our incredible animals. We’ll take to the high seas on the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat to search for native plants and animals. We’ll meet some perfect pets that can make for amazing companions. Discover amazing truths about our animals as well as of those found in our own backyards. Craft activity and snack provided each day.

Winged Wonders!  |  Ages 6-8  |  $315 members / $359 non-member
Two Sessions Available: July 3rd – 7th or July 17th – 21st  |  9a -2p
This adventure will explore all the animals that fly through the air and swim in the sea, from bats to penguins. You’ll meet a penguin and explore our bug laboratory. Venture down the Peconic River on the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat and see animals in their natural habitats. Learn what our bats’ diet consists of and what plants will attract butterflies in your own yard.

Ahoy Pirates!  |  Ages 6-8  |  $315 members / $359 non-member
Two Sessions Available: July 10th – 14th or August 7th -11th  |  9a – 2p
We will follow a treasure map and find all sorts of booty along the way. We’ll meet some common pirate pets and uncover gems and jewels for our treasure chest. Experience the life of a pirate in our one-of-a-kind setting, the Long Island Aquarium, where you’ll get up close and personal to some of our amazing animals. Craft activity each day.

Shark Pups  |  Ages 6-8  |  $299 members / $349 non-members
July 24th – 28th  |  9a – 2p
This shark based experience for our younger shark enthusiasts will include: an Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat trip, shark trivia and feeding our stingrays. Explore the sharks around the aquarium with a fun scavenger hunt and learn about all of our sharks here from egg to adult during our shark themed adventure. Craft activity each day.

Animal Superheroes  |  Ages 8-10  |  $345 members / $390 non-members
Two Sessions Available: July 3rd -7th or August 7th – 11th  |  9a – 2p
POW, BOOM, BAM
How can an octopus turn itself invisible in the blink of an eye? How can a frog grow claws like Wolverine? Explore the aquarium and visit the insect lab and preservatory to get a closer look at our many  superheroes.  Learn about wings while meeting a penguin and our owls. Cruise the Peconic River collecting specimens aboard the Tour Boat in this great adventure.

Casting for Careers  |  Ages 9-11  |  $345 members / $390 non-members
Two Sessions Available: July 10th – 14th or July 31st – August 4th  |  9a – 2p
There’s a whole world to explore…underwater! Participants will explore all the ins and outs of the aquarium. We will explore what it is like to be an aquarist, trainer, ornithologist and more, through activities designed to show your children what it would be like to have a career at an aquarium. Hold a turtle and pet a dragon. Take a ride on our Tour Boat, meet horseshoe crabs, seine for fish in local waters. Your child will visit our butterflies, birds and bugs garden while learning how important their roles are in their own backyard.

Sea Lion Scouts  |  Ages 10-12  |  $365 members / $405 non-members
Two Sessions Available: June 26th – 30th or July 17th – 21st  |  9a – 2p
Go behind the scenes and see what it takes to be a marine mammal trainer! Create enrichment toys for our monkeys and watch a porcupine feeding & training session!  You’ll take a trip on our Tour Boat, participate in a special training session with an animal ambassador and take a Selfie with a Sea Lion.

Shark Explorers  |  Ages 9-11  |  $325members / $375 non-members
July 24th – 28th  |  9a – 2p
This experience is Sharktastic! This shark based camp includes watching a shark dissection, feeding our stingrays and more. Activities and lessons will be based around our very cool shark inhabitants and the prey that they hunt. Learn about all of our sharks, what they eat, myths and their adaptations.

Adventurers  |  Ages 12-14  |  $415 members / $460 non-members
Two Sessions Available: June 26th – 30th or July 31st – August 4th  |  9a – 2p
Try out some of the most exciting adventures that the aquarium has to offer. Your adventurer will kayak down the Peconic River and climb the rock wall. For the ultimate thrill, end the week with a dive into our 120,000 gallon shark tank! This experience is packed full of thrills and fun for your tween and teen!

Junior Aquarist  |  Ages 14-16  |  $450 members / $485 non-members
August 14th – 18th  |  9a – 2p
Ever wonder what it is like to work at an aquarium? Have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes and see what it takes to care for thousands of animals? This program has participants talk to our fish department staff as they fill you in on their cool projects like breeding fish, propagating coral and how they keep all of the tanks running. The junior aquarist will also  prepare food for our animals and go on a collecting trip, seining for fish and specimens off-site. Kids will also help set up and learn how to care for an aquarium of their own.

Mattituck Sailing Camp
9462 Peconic Bay Blvd, Mattituck, NY 11952
917-334-6639

Summer 2023:  June 26th – August 18th  |  Ages 5 – 18
*Call for rates, membership and registration
Mattituck Sailing Camp is geared for sailors who want to learn how to sail a variety of different types of boats and learn new skills on the water. Run by the Mattituck Yacht Club, sailing camp programs are held daily throughout the summer. Campers will learn to rig and sail sailboats, tie knots, and learn water safety.  All sailors will learn to sail on a variety of different types of boats including: Optis, Sunfish, and 420’s. Sailing instruction and boats will vary based upon the camper’s experience and ability.

Multiple options are available for young sailors including the “season pass” of sailing all summer. Mattituck Yacht Club also offers 2, 3 or 4 week programs to fit in busy summer schedules.

Peconic Ballet Theatre Camp
71 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-591-1539

Peconic Ballet Theatre Camp is the perfect summer camp for young dancers and ballerinas. Programs include a summer ballet production and performance and musical theatre camp.

Summer 2023:
The Adventures of Dr. Seuss  |  Ages 4 – 5  |  $450 – $575
See the magic of “Dr. Seuss” come to life! Live performance opportunity.
Appropriate for all ages and abilities.
August 2nd – August 11th  |  9:30a – 11:30a
Performance:  Friday, August 11th at Avram Theatre in Southampton
Placement Auditions: Friday, May 19th
Students 9 years old and younger do not have to attend placement auditions.
Students 10 years of age and older must attend placement auditions
*Upon registration, you with then be sent an audition time​
**Students must be registered before the date of the audition.

Musical Theatre Camp
Become the ultimate triple treat! Students will take classes in Jazz, Tap, Acting and Voice! At the end of the week, students will perform a small, intimate, in-studio performance! For students of all abilities!
Beginner Musical Theatre  |  Ages 4 – 5  |  $490
July 24th – July 28th  |  10a – 2p
Intermediate Musical Theatre  |  Ages 6 – 8  |  $490
July 17th – July 21st  |  10a – 2p

Peconic Dunes 4-H Summer Camp
6375 Soundview Avenue, Southold, NY 11971
631-852-8629

Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp on Soundview Avenue in Southold is a day camp and sleepaway camp run by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County.

Overnight Camp  |  Ages 8- 15  |  $830/session
Summer 2023 schedule:
Session 1: June 25 – July 1  |  Session 2: July 2 – July 8  |  Session 3: July 9 – July 15
Session 4: July 16 – July 22  |  Session 5: July 23 – July 29  |  Session 6: July 30 – Aug 5
Session 7: Aug 6 – Aug 12  |  Session 8: Aug 13 – Aug 19
Campers have many opportunities to develop skills and acquire knowledge in a variety of educational and recreational activities including: environmental sciences, project BUILD, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, wilderness skills, backcountry cooking, fishing, archery, leadership skills, theater arts, music, multimedia, adventure trail, soccer, beach volleyball and more. Evening programs offer time for fun, fellowship and reflection and may include opening and closing campfires, talent shows, round robin activities, dance or other entertainment, and Turtle Games (Peconic Dunes’ version of color war).

Day Camp  |  Ages 6 – 13  |  $530
Drop off 8:35a –  8:55a  |  Pick up 5p
Summer 2023 Schedule:
Session 1: June 26 – June 30  |  Session 2: July 3 – July 7  |  Session 3: July 10 – July 14
Session 4: July 17 – July 21  |  Session 5: July 24 – July 28  |  Session 6: July 31 – Aug 4
Session 7: Aug 7 – Aug 11  |  Session 8: Aug 14 – Aug 18
Campers can experience a full range of classic and innovative camp activities on our lake and Sound waterfronts, athletic fields and woodlands including nature study, outdoor skills, arts and crafts, music, drama, team sports and more. Lunch and afternoon snack are included. Our Turtle Games Carnival happens every Friday, weather permitting, during which campers take turns running a carnival game and then enjoying the games created by other campers.

Mini Camp  |  Ages 7 – 12  |  $395/session
July 2nd – July 5th
This program is for FIRST TIME CAMPERS who are not sure about a full week at camp. In the mini camp, campers will participate in a shorter week. Youth are challenged to develop their skills and knowledge in our numerous activities such as: STEM, kayaking, snorkeling, wilderness skills, back-country cooking, fishing, archery, leadership skills, theater arts, music, multimedia, adventure trail, soccer, and basketball. Each evening has a special event planned including: opening campfires, scavenger hunt, and Turtle Games (Peconic Dunes’ version of color war).

Guide to East End Beaches

From the white sandy beaches of the Dune Road Fire Island shore to the rocky coastline of Montauk, the calm Peconic Bay or the Long Island Sound, each beach has its own unique charm and character. The Hamptons and North Fork on Long Island are home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, perfect for visiting any time of year.  East End Getaway has curated a comprehensive guide to the beaches of the North and South Forks on Long Island for both residents and visitors.

VILLAGE OF EAST HAMPTON

Parking can be tricky, and you must plan and have a valid parking pass for the beach. Beachgoers should keep in mind specific beach rules they should follow to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. 

A valid East Hampton Village parking permit is required for the following Village beaches: Egypt, Georgica, Main, Two Mile Hollow and Wiborg and must be displayed on your vehicle from May 15th through September 15th.

Residents:  FREE 
Beach Parking Permits may be obtained by mail or in person
Village Hall, Attn: Sue Dayton, 86 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937

Local Non-Residents:  $750
Parking permits are available for purchase online only at easthamptonvillage.org starting February 1st. You won’t be able to purchase them by mail or in person. Only 3,100 non-resident permits are available for sale.

Daily Non-Resident Parking Permits:  $50/day online only
(Available by downloading ParkMobile App – May 15th thru September 15th
Only for Main Beach Lot 2 and Two Mile Hollow Beach 

Daily permits are only available Monday through Thursday after 1:00 PM after you have secured a parking space (no prepayments and no refunds). These are digital permits only and are linked to your license plate number. Parking will be enforced by a license plate scanner.

Beach Driving
A Town of East Hampton permit is required to drive on the beach. Please call the Town Clerk’s office at 631-324-4142 for information. 
No vehicles are permitted on Village beaches between 9a and 6p from May 15th through September 15th.  It is the responsibility of the driver to know all restrictions governing beach driving. The Village actively patrols beaches and strictly enforces regulations.

Parking & Permit Information:
East Hampton Village Permit Applications
East Hampton Village Parking at Village Beaches

SWIMMING IS PROHIBITED IF NO LIFEGUARDS ARE ON DUTY.
Open containers containing alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited on beaches located in East Hampton Village.

Between May 15th and September 15th, dogs and other animals are not allowed on the beach between 9a and 6p daily.  All other times, except for the May 15th to September 15th period each year, dogs must remain on a leash in areas within 300 feet of roads along the beaches

Egypt Beach  |  55 Old Beach Lane  |  631-324-4150
Features:  NO Lifeguards (swimming prohibited)

Georgica Beach  |  219 Lily Pond Lane  |  631-324-4150
Features:  Lifeguards  – 10a – 5p |  Restrooms

Main Beach  |  101 Ocean Ave
Features:  Lifeguard – 10a – 5p  |  Restrooms  |  Snack Bar – Beach Hut on Main
Daily parking is available for $50 per day per vehicle. On weekends and holidays the number of vehicles is limited to 60.   Main Beach Rules

Two Mile Hollow Beach  |  50 Two Mile Hollow Road  |  631-324-4150
Features:  Lifeguard – 10a – 5p  |  Restrooms
Daily parking is available for $50 per day per vehicle. On weekends and holidays the number of vehicles is limited to 40.  If you are purchasing daily parking for Two Mile Hollow Beach, you purchase it first at the Main Beach office. Non-resident visitors may only visit on weekdays. Weekends are reserved for residents only.  Two Mile Hollow Beach has hefty fines if you park without a parking pass. 

Wiborg Beach  |  74 Highway Behind the Pond  |  631-324-4150
Features:  NO Lifeguards (swimming prohibited)


EAST HAMPTON TOWN (by hamlet)
AMAGANSETT  |  EAST HAMPTON  |  MONTAUK  |  SPRINGS  |  WAINSCOTT

Most town beaches open year round but only for swimming Memorial Day weekend (only on the weekends until mid-June). All life guarded beaches are then open full time (Sunday through Saturday) mid-June through Labor Day. After Labor Day, some beaches remain open for swimming for the two weekends following Labor Day.

All beaches require Town of East Hampton Parking Permit
Residents: FREE 
Local Non-Residents: $500
For Beach Parking Passes or Beach Drive-On Passes:
East Hampton Town Clerk’s Office
159 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-324-4142

Beach Parking and Driving Permits
Map of Beaches and Parking
Beach Driving Guidelines

No vehicles are allowed on the beaches 10a – 6p, May 15 – September 15. Other beaches around Montauk require various state or county driving permits.

East Hampton Town Beach Report – to find out which beaches are lifeguarded on the day of visit and what the beach conditions are.

Beach Rules:
Parking requires a Town of East Hampton parking permit  
Town of East Hampton Beach drive-on pass required for vehicular beach access (designated areas only)
No unauthorized commercial activity
Dogs are not allowed on most beaches 10a – 6p, May 15 through September 15.
No alcohol during the hours of lifeguard protection within 1,000 feet of road endings
SWIMMING IS PROHIBITED IF NO LIFEGUARDS ARE ON DUTY.

AMAGANSETT

Abraham’s Landing Road
End of Abraham’s Landing Road
Features:
Bay Beach

Atlantic Avenue Beach
191 Atlantic Avenue | 631-324-2417
Features: Ocean Beach | Lifeguard – 9a- 5p (when on duty) | ADA-accessible restrooms – mid-May through mid-October | Concession 
Daily Beach Parking – $50 per day (weekdays only and not on holidays)

Barns Hole
130 Barnes Hole Road
Features: Bay Beach

Big Albert’s Landing Beach
165 Albert’s Landing Road
Features: Bay Beach | Lifeguard – 10a – 5p (when on duty) | ADA Accessible Restrooms – mid-May through mid-October | Picnic Tables/Cooking Grills – To reserve the picnic area, you must contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 631-324-2417 or go to Programs and Facility Bookings. | Nature Trails | Vehicular Beach Access

Fresh Pond
276 Fresh Pond Road and Cross Highway
Features: Bay Beach

Indian Wells Beach
136 Indian wells Highway
Features: Ocean Beach | Lifeguard – 9a – 5p (when on duty) | ADA Accessible Restrooms – mid-May through mid-October | Food trucks | Parking for Town of East Hampton residents only | Vehicular Beach Access – permit required | Surf Wheelchair when lifeguards on duty – contact Recreation Department 631-324-2417

Lazy Point
Lazy Point Road
Features: Bay Beach

Little Albert’s Landing Beach
End of Little Landing Road
Features: Bay Beach

Napeague Lane Beach
Napeague Lane
Features: Ocean Beach

EAST HAMPTON

Alewive Brook Landing

End of Alewive Brook Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Mile Hill Beach

45 Mile Hill Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Old House Landing Beach

174 Old House Landing Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Sammy’s Beach

58 Sammy’s Beach Road

Features:

Bay Beach

MONTAUK

Culloden Point

185 Soundview Drive

Features:

Bay Beach

Ditch Plains Beach

6 Deforest Road

Features:

Lifeguard – 9a – 5p (when on duty)

ADA Accessible Restrooms – mid-May through mid-October/ Outdoor Showers

Concession Trailers

Surfing

Limited Permit Parking

East Lake Beach (Gin Beach)

555 East Lake Drive

Features:

Bay Beach

Lifeguard – 10a – 5p (when on duty)

ADA Accessible Restrooms – mid-May through mid-October

Food Truck

Vehicular Beach Access – permit required

Surf Wheelchair when lifeguards on duty – contact Recreation Department 631-324-2417

Eddie Ecker Park

End of Navy Street

Features:

Bay Beach

Fort Pond Bay

30 Navy Road/Street

Features:

Bay Beach

ADA accessible porta potties

Picnic tables

Small launching ramp for kayaks/canoes

Long fishing pier

Easy access to Hither Woods Preserve for those who enjoy hiking

Kirk Park Beach

53 South Emerson Avenue

631-324-2417

Features:

Ocean Beach

Lifeguard – 9a – 5p (when on duty)

ADA accessible restrooms – mid-May through mid-October

Restaurants/Stores within walking distance

Daily Beach Parking – $35 per day (only when the lifeguards are on duty) at Kirk Park parking lot, which contains public restrooms (across from 7-Eleven). 

South Edison Beach

130 S Emerson Ave

Features:

Ocean Beach

Lifeguard – 9a – 5p (when on duty)

ADA Accessible Restrooms – mid-May through mid-October

Vehicular Beach Access – permit required

Surf Wheelchair when lifeguards on duty – contact Recreation Department 631-324-2417

South Lake Beach

End of South Lake Drive

Features:

Bay Beach

West Lake Drive

502 West Lake Drive

Features:

Bay Beach

SPRINGS

Flaggy Hole Beach

109 Flaggy Hole Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Gerald Park Drive Beach

357 Gerard Drive, Springs

Features:

Bay Beach

Louse Point Beach

Louse Point Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Maidstone Park Beach

3337 Maidstone Park Road South

Features:

Bay Beach

WAINSCOTT

Beach Lane (Wainscott Beach)

102 Beach Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach

Town Line Beach

20 Town Line Road

Features:

Ocean Beach


MATTITUCK 

The beaches of the Mattituck Park District are private beaches for the residents of Mattituck and Laurel and require a permit Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Residents:  $25

Must have a Parking Permit to enter 

Permits are available online and in the office:  11280 Great Peconic Bay Blvd, Mattituck, NY 11952   (Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri from 9.30-3.30; Thurs from 1-5)

Permits can also be purchased at the gate at Veterans Beach starting Memorial Day weekend during beach hours.

Seasonal Guest:  $100 per vehicle

Permit available online

Seasonal Non-Resident:

Permits are also sold in the office, at the hours listed above (cash, check, or credit card) and also at the Beach Attendant Booth at Veterans Beach (credit card only), whenever the beach attendant is on duty.

Non-Resident Daily Passes:

Available at the Vets Beach booth during the beach season, (credit card only).

For more details:

Mattituck Park District Beaches

Southold Town Beaches

https://www.mattituckparkdistrict.org/beaches
https://www.southoldtownny.gov/268/Park-District-Beaches-and-Properties

Bailie Beach

1901 Bailie Beach Rd

Features:

North Shore Beach on East Side of Mattituck Inlet

*Parking is by Southold Town Permit only

Breakwater Beach

5799-5003 Luthers Rd, 

Features:

North Shore Beach

Lifeguards

Restrooms/Outdoor Shower

Beach Wheelchair available

Small Playground

Pavilion/Picnic Tables

Volleyball Courts

Peconic Bay Park

Laurel, NY  11948

Features:

Bay Beach

Softball Field

Veterans Memorial Park

11280 Peconic Bay Blvd

Features:

Bay Beach – 400 feet of white sand

Lifeguards

Restrooms/Outdoor Shower

Beach wheelchair available

Playground

Community Room (which is rented for residential use)

Bocce court/Shuffleboard/Horseshoe Pitch


QUOGUE

Residents: $120

Local Non-Residents:  $300

Forms & Permits for beach sticker and locker rental applications.

631-653-4498  |   contact@villageofquogueny.gov

Quogue Village Beach

170-172 Dune Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

Open weekends Memorial Day weekend through June 24th

Everyday thereafter through Labor Day – 10a – 6p


RIVERHEAD

Parking permits are required at all town beach facilities from February 1st to December 31st. You can purchase at the Parks & Recreation offices, online or mail in an application.  

Presently, only Riverhead residents are allowed to purchase seasonal beach stickers. 

You will need a valid vehicle registration with a Riverhead Town address to purchase a resident permit. 

Seniors – Proof of age, proof of residency

Veterans – Copy of DD214 or vet status, proof of residency

4×4 (Residents only) – Current license, registration, vehicle insurance. Limited to beach access/operation on Sound beaches.

Town of Riverhead Recreation Department

60 Shade Tree Lane, Riverhead, NY 11901

​(631) 727-3200 x205

BRONZE PACKAGE (Parking only)

Residents………$20  Seniors (60+)………$5  Veterans/Fire/Ambulance/EMP ….Free

Required documents: license, registration

SILVER PACKAGE (Boat Launch and Parking)

Residents……..$40  Seniors (60+)…….$10  ​Veterans/Fire /Ambulance/EMP…..Free

Required documents: license, registration, trailer reg.

GOLD PACKAGE (4×4 and Parking)

Residents……$80  Seniors (60+)…….$65  Veterans/Fire /Ambulance/EMP…..Free

Required documents: license, registration, insurance

*Only available at the Recreation or Parks Office

PLATINUM ​(Parking, Boat Launch & 4×4)

Residents……$100  Seniors (60+)…….$75  Veterans ……Free

Required documents: license, car registration, insurance, boat trailer registration

*Only available at the Recreation or Parks Office

For more details:  Riverhead Beaches  &  Riverhead Beach Stickers

Iron Pier Beach

500 Pier Avenue, Jamesport

Features:

North Shore Beach

Lifeguard

Restrooms

Playground

Picnic Area

Beach Mat/Ramp/Beach Wheelchair (on request)

Reeves Beach 

End of Park Road, Riverhead

Features:

North Shore Beach

Gazebo/Picnic Area

4×4 Access (when permitted)

South Jamesport Beach 

End of Pye Lane, Jamesport

Features:

Bay Beach

Lifeguards

Bathhouse/Outdoor Showers

Tennis/Pickleball/Basketball Courts

Playground

Gazebo/Picnic Area

Summer Refreshment Stand

Beach Mat, Ramp/Beach Wheelchair (on request)

Wading River Beach

230 Creek Road, Wading River

Features:

North Shore Beach

Lifeguard

Restrooms

Playground

4×4 Access

Boat Ramp

Beach Mat/Ramp/Beach Wheelchair (on request)


SAG HARBOR VILLAGE

Residents:  FREE

Local Non-Residents:  $100

Sag Harbor Municipal Building

No alcohol, fires, or cars allowed on the beach

Havens Beach

Havens Beach Rd

Features:

Bay Beach

ADA Accessible Restrooms

Playground

Gazebo

Windmill Beach

4 Ferry Road, Sag Harbor

Features:

Bay Beach


SHELTER ISLAND TOWN (by hamlet)

SHELTER ISLAND HAMLET  |  SHELTER ISLAND HEIGHTS

20 miles of coastline 

Beaches are mostly public and require parking permits for resident and non-residents between May 15th and September 15th

Residents:  FREE 

Vehicles registered with a Shelter Island address or to an owner of real property within the Town of Shelter Island

Local Non-Residents: Permits can be purchased as Seasonal $250, Monthly $125 or Weekly $70

Daily permits can be purchased online – $25

You must present your car registration or car rental agreement to obtain a parking permit

For Permits visit:

Town Clerk’s Office

38 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964

Phone (631) 749-1166

townclerk@shelterislandtown.us

Mon-Fri, 9a – 4p  (Saturdays: First Saturday after June 15th-Aug.31st – 9a – noon)

Beach driving information

Resident $25  (includes registered guests of hotels/inns/motels/guest cottages/camps)

Non-Resident $100

Permit from Town Clerk Office April 1st through March 31st

PLEASE NOTE: Camping, nude bathing, and motor vehicles are prohibited on all Town Public Beaches. Animals are prohibited on all Town Public Beaches from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

SHELTER ISLAND HAMLET

Wades Beach 

114 S Midway Rd

Features:

South Side of Island/Wide Sandy Bay Beach

Lifeguards – 10a – 5p

Comfort Station

Family-Friendly

Ease of Parking

SHELTER ISLAND HEIGHTS

Crescent Beach

End of Crescent Beach Road

Features:

½ Mile Bay Beach

Public Access

Lifeguards – 10a 5p

Comfort Stations

Location for Shelter Island’s Annual Fireworks Celebration

Menhaden Lane Beach 

End of Menhaden Lane

Features:

Bay Beach

Panoramic Views of Gardiners Bay and Bug Light Lighthouse

Town Landing

Shell Beach

End of Oak Tree Lane

Features:

Bay Beach

No Lifeguards

Sandy Peninsula/Secluded 


SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE

Seasonal Beach Parking permits are valid May 15th – September 15th

print application and send to Village of Southampton, 23 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968

Types of Permits:

Village Property Owner – No Charge (up to 3 permits)

Year-Round Village Renter – No Charge (up to 3 permits)

Local Non-Village Resident/Renter – $250 per vehicle (no limit)  |   $175 Senior/Veteran (only 1 per household)

Summer Visitor $500 per vehicle

Coopers Beach

268 Meadow Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach – largest in Village (approx. 500 feet of shoreline)

$50 daily permits available for non-residents

Lifeguard – 10a – 5p

Restroom/Shower

Concessions/Picnic Tables

Chair/Umbrella Rentals

Bike Rack

Restrictions:

During Open Hours (9:30a – 5p): No entering vehicle ramp

All Times: No dogs, alcohol, bonfires, beach driving, watercrafts, fishing or camping

Cryder Beach

98 Cryder Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach – wide expanse of ocean and sand

Restrictions:

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No fishing

All Times: No alcohol, camping, watercrafts or beach driving

Dune Beach

1678 Meadow Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach

Resident parking only, but still requires permit

Restroom

Restrictions:

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No beach driving or fishing

All Times: No alcohol, bonfires or watercrafts

Fowler Beach

End of Fowler Street

Features:

Ocean beach

Restrictions: During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No beach driving or fishing

All Times: No camping, watercrafts or alcohol

Gin Lane Beach

121 Gin Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach

Restroom

Known for one of the best surf breaks in the Village

Also need an Agawam permit from Southampton Town to park in the spaces around the lake, to the north of the median

Restrictions: 

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No beach driving or fishing

All Times: No alcohol, camping or watercrafts

Halsey Neck Beach

End of Halsey Neck Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach

Restroom

Restrictions:

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No fishing

All Times: No alcohol, beach driving, camping or watercrafts

Little Plains Beach

543 Little Plains Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

Restrictions:

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No fishing

All Times: No watercrafts, camping, alcohol or beach driving

Old Town Beach

End of Old Town Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

Restroom

Restrictions: 

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No beach driving or fishing

All Times: No alcohol, watercrafts or camping

Road D Beach

End of Road D

Features:

Ocean Beach

FREE Parking, (only Village beach that no permit is required)

Restroom

Restrictions:

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No beach driving or fishing

All Times: No alcohol, bonfires, camping or watercrafts

Road F Beach

End of Road F

Features:

Ocean Beach

A little more private than most town beaches

Restrictions:

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No beach driving or fishing

All Times: No alcohol, bonfires, camping or  watercrafts

Inside scoop: It’s a little more private than most Southampton Town beaches.

Road G Beach

End of Road G

Features:

Ocean Beach

Known as a surfing spot due to the break and ease of transporting board onto the sand

Restrictions:

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No fishing or watercrafts

All Times: No alcohol, bonfires or camping

Wyandanch Beach

End of Wyandanch Lane

Features: 

Ocean Beach

Restroom

Restrictions:

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No fishing

All Times: No alcohol, beach driving, camping or watercrafts


SOUTHAMPTON TOWN (by hamlet)

BRIDGEHAMPTON  |  EAST QUOGUE  |  HAMPTON BAYS  |  SAGAPONACK  |  SAG HARBOR  |  TUCKAHOE  |  WATER MILL  |  WESTHAMPTON DUNES

2023 Beach Permits will be on sale online only

Seasonal Beach Parking Permit Map & Information 

Residents:  

Homeowners – $50 Full Season

Valid vehicle registration with a physical Southampton Town address. 

Senior Citizens (age 62+) $40 Full Season

In addition to proof of residency (see Resident/Homeowners requirements), must provide proof of age 62+.

Veterans/Fire/EMS/Mil

Vet. No Charge (Proof Required)

Fire/EMS/Mil. No Charge (Must be on roster & ID Required)

Local Non-Resident:  $400 Full Season 

Incorporated Village of Sag Harbor Residents who live on EAST HAMPTON side of village

Long Beach ONLY:  $50 Full Season 

This beach parking permit includes Long Beach, Sagg Main, Mecox, & Scott Cameron beaches ONLY. 

Incorporated Village of Sag Harbor Residents who live on EAST HAMPTON side of village

Non-Resident:  $350 Full Season 

This permit allows for parking at all Town of Southampton beach access and road ends.

Town Employee:  $75 Full Season (Those who are eligible will only be issued ONE permit per person per season).

BRIDGEHAMPTON

Mecox Beach 

535 Jobs Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach

Ocean Road Beach

End of Ocean Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

W. Scott Cameron Beach 

425 Dune Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

EAST QUOGUE

Dolphin Lane 

End of Dolphin Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach

Hot Dog Beach

35 Dune Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

Triton Lane

End of Triton Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach

HAMPTON BAYS

East Landing Road 

17 East Landing Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Mermaid Lane 

End of Mermaid Lane, Hampton Bays

Features:

Ocean Beach

Ponquogue Beach 

280 Dune Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

Pavilion w/extended ramp to beach

Restrooms

Road H 

End of Road H

Features:

Ocean Beach

Road I

End of Road I

Features:

Ocean Beach

Road K 

End of Road K

Features:

Ocean Beach

Road L

End of Road L

Features:

Ocean Beach

Sand Bar Beach 

32 Dune Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

Sunset Avenue

End of Sunset Avenue

Features:

Bay Beach

Tiana Beach 

Dune Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

West Landing Road

West Landing Road

Features:

Bay Beach

SAGAPONACK

Gibson Beach

239 Gibson Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach

Peters Pond Lane  

End of Peters Pond Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach

Sagg Main Beach

1200 Sagg Main Street

Features:

Ocean Beach

SAG HARBOR

Foster Memorial Beach – also known as Long Beach

1000 Long Beach Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Lifeguards –  10a – 5p

Restrooms

Picnic Area

TUCKAHOE

Cold Spring Road

End of Cold Spring Road, Tuckahoe

Features:

Bay Beach

WATER MILL

Flying Point Beach

1055 Flying Point

Features:

Ocean Beach

WESTHAMPTON DUNES

Pikes Beach

765 Dune Road, Westhampton

Features:

Ocean Beach


SOUTHOLD TOWN (by hamlet)

GREENPORT  |  NEW SUFFOLK  |  SOUTHOLD HAMLET

Resident and non-resident parking permits must be purchased at the Town Clerk’s Office. Parking and boat launching by Southold Town permit only.

Residents:  $10

Local Non-Residents:  $40

GREENPORT

Gull Pond also known as Norman Klipp Park Beach

3925 Manhanset Avenue

Features:

Bay Beach

Lifeguards – 11a – 5p

Large Parking Area

Playground

NEW SUFFOLK

New Suffolk Beach Resident only

2650 Jackson Street

Features:

Bay Beach

Lifeguards – 11a – 5p

Boat Ramp

SOUTHOLD HAMLET

Goose Creek

2575 North Bayview Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Kenny’s Beach

475 Leeton Road

Features:

Bay Beach

McCabe’s Beach

8670 Horton’s Lane

Features:

Bay Beach

Town Beach 

53005 Route 48

Features:

Bay Beach

Lifeguards – 11a – 5p

Restrooms

Picnic Area

Swing Set

Beach Wheelchair


SUFFOLK COUNTY

Green Key Cards can be purchased by Suffolk County residents and non-residents to gain access to beaches and to pay reduced fees for park activities.  A separate permit is required for driving on the beach. The Green Key card is also required to access the online reservation system for camping and marina reservations. 

Residents – $30 each and are good for 3 years.

Discounted Residents – $15 each and are good for 3 years (Active Military, Auxiliary Police, Cert, Handicapped, Junior (under 18), Seniors,Veterans and Volunteers with the appropriate certifications)

Disabled Veterans –  free

Green Key Cards are sold year-round at the following locations: Blydenburgh, Cathedral Pines, Indian Island, Sears Bellows, Smith Point, West Hills, and the West Sayville Parks Operations Office.

In addition to the above locations, Green Key Cards are sold in-season (Memorial Day-Labor Day) at the following locations: Bergen Point Golf Course, Cedar Point, Cupsogue, Indian Island Golf Course, Montauk, Shinnecock East, Southaven, Timber Point Golf Course, and West Sayville Golf Course.

For more details: Suffolk County Beaches

Cedar Point County Park

5 Cedar Point Road, East Hampton

Features:

Bay Beach

Picnic Area

Camping

Fishing

Row Boat Rentals

Outer Beach Access

Cupsogue Beach County Park

975 Dune Road, Westhampton

Features:

Bay and Ocean Beach

Restroom/Showers

Concession

Picnic Area

Camping

Fishing

Off-Road Outer Beach Access

Indian Island County Park

Indian Point Rd, Riverhead

Features:

River Beach

Camping

Picnic Area

Playground

Fishing

Meschutt Beach County Park

1 Canal Road, Hampton Bays

Features:

Bay Beach

Restrooms/Showers

Concession

Picnic Area

Playground

Montauk County Park

527 E Lake Drive

Features:

Lake Beach

Picnic Area

Camping

Fishing

Canoeing/Kayaking

Off-Road Outer Beach Access

Shinnecock East County Park

End of Meadow Lane, Southampton

Features:

Ocean Beach

Camping

Fishing

Off-Road Outer Beach Access


NEW YORK STATE PARK BEACHES

The Empire Pass is required to access New York State Park Beaches and provides unlimited day-use vehicle entry. Empire Passes are available for the year, multi-year or lifetime. Instead of paying the vehicle use fee on each visit, simply present your season pass and it waives the fee for day use entry.

Existing Empire Pass card

Renew online only and receive a discount!  

Digital Empire Pass

Available Online Only for immediate use with an additional discount! Simply choose the digital option when you order, and you will receive your digital pass immediately. A QR code will be provided which can be scanned into the NY State Parks Explorer App, and the NYS Wallet AppLeaving New York State Parks. The digital pass is available for the Season Pass, Multi-Year Pass and Lifetime Pass.

Season Empire Pass Card

$80 – scannable pass card that can be shared within a household and not assigned to a specific vehicle. 

In Person – call the park directly to confirm

Online  If you order a physical card online, please allow 7-10 business days to receive your Empire Pass card by U.S. standard mail. 

By Phone: 518-474-0458 

Mail: Complete an application with check or money order payable to “NYS Parks” and mail to:

Empire Pass

New York State Parks

Albany, NY 12238

Multi-Season Pass – $205 for 2023 and accepted through 12/31/2025; a 5-Season Empire Pass Card may be purchased for $320 and accepted through 12/31/2027 

Lifetime Pass – $750

Both available online, by phone or mail.  NOT IN PERSON AT THE PARK

For more details visit: parks.ny.gov/admission/empire-passport/

MONTAUK

Camp Hero State Park

1898 Montauk Highway

Features:

Ocean Beach

Hither Hills State Park

164 Old Montauk Highway

Features:

Ocean Beach

Lifeguard 

Restrooms/Outdoor Showers

Playground/Picnic Tables

General Store

Public Parking (Non-campers pay $10 parking fee)

Montauk Point State Park

2000 Montauk Highway

Features:

Ocean Beach

Public Parking – at Lighthouse for a fee

Facilities

Rocky

Hiking

Shadmoor State Park

900 Montauk Highway

Features:

Ocean Beach

ORIENT

Orient Beach

40000 Main Road

Features:

Bay Beach

RIVERHEAD

Hallock State Park Preserve

6062 Sound Avenue

Features:

Bay Beach

Wildwood State Park

790 Hulse Landing Road, Wading River

Features:

North Shore Beach


WESTHAMPTON BEACH VILLAGE

Residents: FREE

Local Non-Residents:  $495

Rogers Beach 

105 Dune Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

Lashley Beach

385 Dune Road

Features:

Oce

From the white sandy beaches of the Dune Road Fire Island shore to the rocky coastline of Montauk, the calm Peconic Bay or the Long Island Sound, each beach has its own unique charm and character. The Hamptons and North Fork on Long Island are home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, perfect for visiting any time of year.  East End Getaway has curated a comprehensive guide to the beaches of the North and South Forks on Long Island

for both residents and visitors.

VILLAGE OF EAST HAMPTON

Parking can be tricky, and you must plan and have a valid parking pass for the beach. Beachgoers should keep in mind specific beach rules they should follow to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. 

A valid East Hampton Village parking permit is required for the following Village beaches: Egypt, Georgica, Main, Two Mile Hollow and Wiborg and must be displayed on your vehicle from May 15th through September 15th.

Residents:  FREE 

Beach Parking Permits may be obtained by mail or in person

Village Hall, Attn: Sue Dayton, 86 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937

Local Non-Residents:  $750

Parking permits are available for purchase online only at easthamptonvillage.org starting February 1st. You won’t be able to purchase them by mail or in person. Only 3,100 non-resident permits are available for sale.

Daily Non-Resident Parking Permits:  $50/day online only

(Available by downloading ParkMobile App – May 15th thru September 15th)

Only for Main Beach Lot 2 and Two Mile Hollow Beach 

Daily permits are only available Monday through Thursday after 1:00 PM after you have secured a parking space (no prepayments and no refunds). These are digital permits only and are linked to your license plate number. Parking will be enforced by a license plate scanner.

Beach Driving

A Town of East Hampton permit is required to drive on the beach. Please call the Town Clerk’s office at 631-324-4142 for information. 

No vehicles are permitted on Village beaches between 9a and 6p from May 15th through September 15th. 

It is the responsibility of the driver to know all restrictions governing beach driving. The Village actively patrols beaches and strictly enforces regulations.

Parking & Permit Information:

East Hampton Village Permit Applications

East Hampton Village Parking at Village Beaches

SWIMMING IS PROHIBITED IF NO LIFEGUARDS ARE ON DUTY.

Open containers containing alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited on beaches located in East Hampton Village.

Between May 15th and September 15th, dogs and other animals are not allowed on the beach between 9a and 6p daily.  All other times, except for the May 15th to September 15th period each year, dogs must remain on a leash in areas within 300 feet of roads along the beaches

Egypt Beach  |  55 Old Beach Lane  |  631-324-4150

Features:  NO Lifeguards (swimming prohibited)

Georgica Beach  |  219 Lily Pond Lane  |  631-324-4150    Features:  Lifeguards  – 10a – 5p |  Restrooms

Main Beach  |  101 Ocean Ave   |  Features:  Lifeguard – 10a – 5p  |  Restrooms  |  Snack Bar – Beach Hut on Main     Daily parking is available for $50 per day per vehicle. On weekends and holidays the number of vehicles is limited to 60.   Main Beach Rules

Two Mile Hollow Beach  |  50 Two Mile Hollow Road  |  631-324-4150  |  Features:  Lifeguard – 10a – 5p  |  Restrooms    Daily parking is available for $50 per day per vehicle. On weekends and holidays the number of vehicles is limited to 40.  If you are purchasing daily parking for Two Mile Hollow Beach, you purchase it first at the Main Beach office. Non-resident visitors may only visit on weekdays. Weekends are reserved for residents only.  Two Mile Hollow Beach has hefty fines if you park without a parking pass. 

Wiborg Beach  |  74 Highway Behind the Pond  |  631-324-4150  |  Features:  NO Lifeguards (swimming prohibited)


EAST HAMPTON TOWN (by hamlet)

AMAGANSETT  |  EAST HAMPTON  |  MONTAUK  |  SPRINGS  |  WAINSCOTT

Most town beaches open year round but only for swimming Memorial Day weekend (only on the weekends until mid-June). All life guarded beaches are then open full time (Sunday through Saturday) mid-June through Labor Day. After Labor Day, some beaches remain open for swimming for the two weekends following Labor Day.

All beaches require Town of East Hampton Parking Permit

Residents: FREE  

Local Non-Residents: $500

For Beach Parking Passes or Beach Drive-On Passes:

East Hampton Town Clerk’s Office

159 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY 11937    

631-324-4142

Beach Parking and Driving Permits

Map of Beaches and Parking

Beach Driving Guidelines

No vehicles are allowed on the beaches 10a – 6p, May 15 – September 15. Other beaches around Montauk require various state or county driving permits.

East Hampton Town Beach Report – to find out which beaches are lifeguarded on the day of visit and what the beach conditions are.

Beach Rules:

Parking requires a Town of East Hampton parking permit  

Town of East Hampton Beach drive-on pass required for vehicular beach access (designated areas only)

No unauthorized commercial activity

Dogs are not allowed on most beaches 10a – 6p, May 15 through September 15.

No alcohol during the hours of lifeguard protection within 1,000 feet of road endings

SWIMMING IS PROHIBITED IF NO LIFEGUARDS ARE ON DUTY.

AMAGANSETT

Abraham’s Landing Road

End of Abraham’s Landing Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Atlantic Avenue Beach

191 Atlantic Avenue

631-324-2417

Features:

Ocean Beach

Lifeguard – 9a- 5p (when on duty)

ADA-accessible restrooms – mid-May through mid-October

Concession 

Daily Beach Parking – $50 per day (weekdays only and not on holidays)

Barns Hole

130 Barnes Hole Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Big Albert’s Landing Beach

165 Albert’s Landing Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Lifeguard – 10a – 5p (when on duty)

ADA Accessible Restrooms – mid-May through mid-October

Picnic Tables/Cooking Grills – To reserve the picnic area, you must contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 631-324-2417 or go to Programs and Facility Bookings.

Nature Trails

Vehicular Beach Access

Fresh Pond

276 Fresh Pond Road and Cross Highway

Features:

Bay Beach

Indian Wells Beach

136 Indian wells Highway

Features:

Ocean Beach

Lifeguard – 9a – 5p (when on duty)

ADA Accessible Restrooms – mid-May through mid-October

Food trucks

Parking for Town of East Hampton residents only

Vehicular Beach Access – permit required

Surf Wheelchair when lifeguards on duty – contact Recreation Department 631-324-2417

Lazy Point

Lazy Point Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Little Albert’s Landing Beach

End of Little Landing Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Napeague Lane Beach

Napeague Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach

EAST HAMPTON

Alewive Brook Landing

End of Alewive Brook Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Mile Hill Beach

45 Mile Hill Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Old House Landing Beach

174 Old House Landing Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Sammy’s Beach

58 Sammy’s Beach Road

Features:

Bay Beach

MONTAUK

Culloden Point

185 Soundview Drive

Features:

Bay Beach

Ditch Plains Beach

6 Deforest Road

Features:

Lifeguard – 9a – 5p (when on duty)

ADA Accessible Restrooms – mid-May through mid-October/ Outdoor Showers

Concession Trailers

Surfing

Limited Permit Parking

East Lake Beach (Gin Beach)

555 East Lake Drive

Features:

Bay Beach

Lifeguard – 10a – 5p (when on duty)

ADA Accessible Restrooms – mid-May through mid-October

Food Truck

Vehicular Beach Access – permit required

Surf Wheelchair when lifeguards on duty – contact Recreation Department 631-324-2417

Eddie Ecker Park

End of Navy Street

Features:

Bay Beach

Fort Pond Bay

30 Navy Road/Street

Features:

Bay Beach

ADA accessible porta potties

Picnic tables

Small launching ramp for kayaks/canoes

Long fishing pier

Easy access to Hither Woods Preserve for those who enjoy hiking

Kirk Park Beach

53 South Emerson Avenue

631-324-2417

Features:

Ocean Beach

Lifeguard – 9a – 5p (when on duty)

ADA accessible restrooms – mid-May through mid-October

Restaurants/Stores within walking distance

Daily Beach Parking – $35 per day (only when the lifeguards are on duty) at Kirk Park parking lot, which contains public restrooms (across from 7-Eleven). 

South Edison Beach

130 S Emerson Ave

Features:

Ocean Beach

Lifeguard – 9a – 5p (when on duty)

ADA Accessible Restrooms – mid-May through mid-October

Vehicular Beach Access – permit required

Surf Wheelchair when lifeguards on duty – contact Recreation Department 631-324-2417

South Lake Beach

End of South Lake Drive

Features:

Bay Beach

West Lake Drive

502 West Lake Drive

Features:

Bay Beach

SPRINGS

Flaggy Hole Beach

109 Flaggy Hole Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Gerald Park Drive Beach

357 Gerard Drive, Springs

Features:

Bay Beach

Louse Point Beach

Louse Point Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Maidstone Park Beach

3337 Maidstone Park Road South

Features:

Bay Beach

WAINSCOTT

Beach Lane (Wainscott Beach)

102 Beach Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach

Town Line Beach

20 Town Line Road

Features:

Ocean Beach


MATTITUCK 

The beaches of the Mattituck Park District are private beaches for the residents of Mattituck and Laurel and require a permit Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Residents:  $25

Must have a Parking Permit to enter 

Permits are available online and in the office:  11280 Great Peconic Bay Blvd, Mattituck, NY 11952   (Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri from 9.30-3.30; Thurs from 1-5)

Permits can also be purchased at the gate at Veterans Beach starting Memorial Day weekend during beach hours.

Seasonal Guest:  $100 per vehicle

Permit available online

Seasonal Non-Resident:

Permits are also sold in the office, at the hours listed above (cash, check, or credit card) and also at the Beach Attendant Booth at Veterans Beach (credit card only), whenever the beach attendant is on duty.

Non-Resident Daily Passes:

Available at the Vets Beach booth during the beach season, (credit card only).

For more details:

Mattituck Park District Beaches

Southold Town Beaches

https://www.mattituckparkdistrict.org/beaches
https://www.southoldtownny.gov/268/Park-District-Beaches-and-Properties

Bailie Beach

1901 Bailie Beach Rd

Features:

North Shore Beach on East Side of Mattituck Inlet

*Parking is by Southold Town Permit only

Breakwater Beach

5799-5003 Luthers Rd, 

Features:

North Shore Beach

Lifeguards

Restrooms/Outdoor Shower

Beach Wheelchair available

Small Playground

Pavilion/Picnic Tables

Volleyball Courts

Peconic Bay Park

Laurel, NY  11948

Features:

Bay Beach

Softball Field

Veterans Memorial Park

11280 Peconic Bay Blvd

Features:

Bay Beach – 400 feet of white sand

Lifeguards

Restrooms/Outdoor Shower

Beach wheelchair available

Playground

Community Room (which is rented for residential use)

Bocce court/Shuffleboard/Horseshoe Pitch


QUOGUE

Residents: $120

Local Non-Residents:  $300

Forms & Permits for beach sticker and locker rental applications.

631-653-4498  |   contact@villageofquogueny.gov

Quogue Village Beach

170-172 Dune Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

Open weekends Memorial Day weekend through June 24th

Everyday thereafter through Labor Day – 10a – 6p


RIVERHEAD

Parking permits are required at all town beach facilities from February 1st to December 31st. You can purchase at the Parks & Recreation offices, online or mail in an application.  

Presently, only Riverhead residents are allowed to purchase seasonal beach stickers. 

You will need a valid vehicle registration with a Riverhead Town address to purchase a resident permit. 

Seniors – Proof of age, proof of residency

Veterans – Copy of DD214 or vet status, proof of residency

4×4 (Residents only) – Current license, registration, vehicle insurance. Limited to beach access/operation on Sound beaches.

Town of Riverhead Recreation Department

60 Shade Tree Lane, Riverhead, NY 11901

​(631) 727-3200 x205

BRONZE PACKAGE (Parking only)

Residents………$20  Seniors (60+)………$5  Veterans/Fire/Ambulance/EMP ….Free

Required documents: license, registration

SILVER PACKAGE (Boat Launch and Parking)

Residents……..$40  Seniors (60+)…….$10  ​Veterans/Fire /Ambulance/EMP…..Free

Required documents: license, registration, trailer reg.

GOLD PACKAGE (4×4 and Parking)

Residents……$80  Seniors (60+)…….$65  Veterans/Fire /Ambulance/EMP…..Free

Required documents: license, registration, insurance

*Only available at the Recreation or Parks Office

PLATINUM ​(Parking, Boat Launch & 4×4)

Residents……$100  Seniors (60+)…….$75  Veterans ……Free

Required documents: license, car registration, insurance, boat trailer registration

*Only available at the Recreation or Parks Office

For more details:  Riverhead Beaches  &  Riverhead Beach Stickers

Iron Pier Beach

500 Pier Avenue, Jamesport

Features:

North Shore Beach

Lifeguard

Restrooms

Playground

Picnic Area

Beach Mat/Ramp/Beach Wheelchair (on request)

Reeves Beach 

End of Park Road, Riverhead

Features:

North Shore Beach

Gazebo/Picnic Area

4×4 Access (when permitted)

South Jamesport Beach 

End of Pye Lane, Jamesport

Features:

Bay Beach

Lifeguards

Bathhouse/Outdoor Showers

Tennis/Pickleball/Basketball Courts

Playground

Gazebo/Picnic Area

Summer Refreshment Stand

Beach Mat, Ramp/Beach Wheelchair (on request)

Wading River Beach

230 Creek Road, Wading River

Features:

North Shore Beach

Lifeguard

Restrooms

Playground

4×4 Access

Boat Ramp

Beach Mat/Ramp/Beach Wheelchair (on request)


SAG HARBOR VILLAGE

Residents:  FREE

Local Non-Residents:  $100

Sag Harbor Municipal Building

No alcohol, fires, or cars allowed on the beach

Havens Beach

Havens Beach Rd

Features:

Bay Beach

ADA Accessible Restrooms

Playground

Gazebo

Windmill Beach

4 Ferry Road, Sag Harbor

Features:

Bay Beach


SHELTER ISLAND TOWN (by hamlet)

SHELTER ISLAND HAMLET  |  SHELTER ISLAND HEIGHTS

20 miles of coastline 

Beaches are mostly public and require parking permits for resident and non-residents between May 15th and September 15th

Residents:  FREE 

Vehicles registered with a Shelter Island address or to an owner of real property within the Town of Shelter Island

Local Non-Residents: Permits can be purchased as Seasonal $250, Monthly $125 or Weekly $70

Daily permits can be purchased online – $25

You must present your car registration or car rental agreement to obtain a parking permit

For Permits visit:

Town Clerk’s Office

38 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964

Phone (631) 749-1166

townclerk@shelterislandtown.us

Mon-Fri, 9a – 4p  (Saturdays: First Saturday after June 15th-Aug.31st – 9a – noon)

Beach driving information

Resident $25  (includes registered guests of hotels/inns/motels/guest cottages/camps)

Non-Resident $100

Permit from Town Clerk Office April 1st through March 31st

PLEASE NOTE: Camping, nude bathing, and motor vehicles are prohibited on all Town Public Beaches. Animals are prohibited on all Town Public Beaches from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

SHELTER ISLAND HAMLET

Wades Beach 

114 S Midway Rd

Features:

South Side of Island/Wide Sandy Bay Beach

Lifeguards – 10a – 5p

Comfort Station

Family-Friendly

Ease of Parking

SHELTER ISLAND HEIGHTS

Crescent Beach

End of Crescent Beach Road

Features:

½ Mile Bay Beach

Public Access

Lifeguards – 10a 5p

Comfort Stations

Location for Shelter Island’s Annual Fireworks Celebration

Menhaden Lane Beach 

End of Menhaden Lane

Features:

Bay Beach

Panoramic Views of Gardiners Bay and Bug Light Lighthouse

Town Landing

Shell Beach

End of Oak Tree Lane

Features:

Bay Beach

No Lifeguards

Sandy Peninsula/Secluded 


SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE

Seasonal Beach Parking permits are valid May 15th – September 15th

print application and send to Village of Southampton, 23 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968

Types of Permits:

Village Property Owner – No Charge (up to 3 permits)

Year-Round Village Renter – No Charge (up to 3 permits)

Local Non-Village Resident/Renter – $250 per vehicle (no limit)  |   $175 Senior/Veteran (only 1 per household)

Summer Visitor $500 per vehicle

Coopers Beach

268 Meadow Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach – largest in Village (approx. 500 feet of shoreline)

$50 daily permits available for non-residents

Lifeguard – 10a – 5p

Restroom/Shower

Concessions/Picnic Tables

Chair/Umbrella Rentals

Bike Rack

Restrictions:

During Open Hours (9:30a – 5p): No entering vehicle ramp

All Times: No dogs, alcohol, bonfires, beach driving, watercrafts, fishing or camping

Cryder Beach

98 Cryder Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach – wide expanse of ocean and sand

Restrictions:

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No fishing

All Times: No alcohol, camping, watercrafts or beach driving

Dune Beach

1678 Meadow Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach

Resident parking only, but still requires permit

Restroom

Restrictions:

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No beach driving or fishing

All Times: No alcohol, bonfires or watercrafts

Fowler Beach

End of Fowler Street

Features:

Ocean beach

Restrictions: During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No beach driving or fishing

All Times: No camping, watercrafts or alcohol

Gin Lane Beach

121 Gin Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach

Restroom

Known for one of the best surf breaks in the Village

Also need an Agawam permit from Southampton Town to park in the spaces around the lake, to the north of the median

Restrictions: 

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No beach driving or fishing

All Times: No alcohol, camping or watercrafts

Halsey Neck Beach

End of Halsey Neck Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach

Restroom

Restrictions:

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No fishing

All Times: No alcohol, beach driving, camping or watercrafts

Little Plains Beach

543 Little Plains Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

Restrictions:

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No fishing

All Times: No watercrafts, camping, alcohol or beach driving

Old Town Beach

End of Old Town Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

Restroom

Restrictions: 

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No beach driving or fishing

All Times: No alcohol, watercrafts or camping

Road D Beach

End of Road D

Features:

Ocean Beach

FREE Parking, (only Village beach that no permit is required)

Restroom

Restrictions:

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No beach driving or fishing

All Times: No alcohol, bonfires, camping or watercrafts

Road F Beach

End of Road F

Features:

Ocean Beach

A little more private than most town beaches

Restrictions:

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No beach driving or fishing

All Times: No alcohol, bonfires, camping or  watercrafts

Inside scoop: It’s a little more private than most Southampton Town beaches.

Road G Beach

End of Road G

Features:

Ocean Beach

Known as a surfing spot due to the break and ease of transporting board onto the sand

Restrictions:

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No fishing or watercrafts

All Times: No alcohol, bonfires or camping

Wyandanch Beach

End of Wyandanch Lane

Features: 

Ocean Beach

Restroom

Restrictions:

During Open Hours (9a – 6p): No fishing

All Times: No alcohol, beach driving, camping or watercrafts


SOUTHAMPTON TOWN (by hamlet)

BRIDGEHAMPTON  |  EAST QUOGUE  |  HAMPTON BAYS  |  SAGAPONACK  |  SAG HARBOR  |  TUCKAHOE  |  WATER MILL  |  WESTHAMPTON DUNES

2023 Beach Permits will be on sale online only

Seasonal Beach Parking Permit Map & Information 

Residents:  

Homeowners – $50 Full Season

Valid vehicle registration with a physical Southampton Town address. 

Senior Citizens (age 62+) $40 Full Season

In addition to proof of residency (see Resident/Homeowners requirements), must provide proof of age 62+.

Veterans/Fire/EMS/Mil

Vet. No Charge (Proof Required)

Fire/EMS/Mil. No Charge (Must be on roster & ID Required)

Local Non-Resident:  $400 Full Season 

Incorporated Village of Sag Harbor Residents who live on EAST HAMPTON side of village

Long Beach ONLY:  $50 Full Season 

This beach parking permit includes Long Beach, Sagg Main, Mecox, & Scott Cameron beaches ONLY. 

Incorporated Village of Sag Harbor Residents who live on EAST HAMPTON side of village

Non-Resident:  $350 Full Season 

This permit allows for parking at all Town of Southampton beach access and road ends.

Town Employee:  $75 Full Season (Those who are eligible will only be issued ONE permit per person per season).

BRIDGEHAMPTON

Mecox Beach 

535 Jobs Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach

Ocean Road Beach

End of Ocean Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

W. Scott Cameron Beach 

425 Dune Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

EAST QUOGUE

Dolphin Lane 

End of Dolphin Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach

Hot Dog Beach

35 Dune Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

Triton Lane

End of Triton Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach

HAMPTON BAYS

East Landing Road 

17 East Landing Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Mermaid Lane 

End of Mermaid Lane, Hampton Bays

Features:

Ocean Beach

Ponquogue Beach 

280 Dune Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

Pavilion w/extended ramp to beach

Restrooms

Road H 

End of Road H

Features:

Ocean Beach

Road I

End of Road I

Features:

Ocean Beach

Road K 

End of Road K

Features:

Ocean Beach

Road L

End of Road L

Features:

Ocean Beach

Sand Bar Beach 

32 Dune Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

Sunset Avenue

End of Sunset Avenue

Features:

Bay Beach

Tiana Beach 

Dune Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

West Landing Road

West Landing Road

Features:

Bay Beach

SAGAPONACK

Gibson Beach

239 Gibson Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach

Peters Pond Lane  

End of Peters Pond Lane

Features:

Ocean Beach

Sagg Main Beach

1200 Sagg Main Street

Features:

Ocean Beach

SAG HARBOR

Foster Memorial Beach – also known as Long Beach

1000 Long Beach Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Lifeguards –  10a – 5p

Restrooms

Picnic Area

TUCKAHOE

Cold Spring Road

End of Cold Spring Road, Tuckahoe

Features:

Bay Beach

WATER MILL

Flying Point Beach

1055 Flying Point

Features:

Ocean Beach

WESTHAMPTON DUNES

Pikes Beach

765 Dune Road, Westhampton

Features:

Ocean Beach


SOUTHOLD TOWN (by hamlet)

GREENPORT  |  NEW SUFFOLK  |  SOUTHOLD HAMLET

Resident and non-resident parking permits must be purchased at the Town Clerk’s Office. Parking and boat launching by Southold Town permit only.

Residents:  $10

Local Non-Residents:  $40

GREENPORT

Gull Pond also known as Norman Klipp Park Beach

3925 Manhanset Avenue

Features:

Bay Beach

Lifeguards – 11a – 5p

Large Parking Area

Playground

NEW SUFFOLK

New Suffolk Beach Resident only

2650 Jackson Street

Features:

Bay Beach

Lifeguards – 11a – 5p

Boat Ramp

SOUTHOLD HAMLET

Goose Creek

2575 North Bayview Road

Features:

Bay Beach

Kenny’s Beach

475 Leeton Road

Features:

Bay Beach

McCabe’s Beach

8670 Horton’s Lane

Features:

Bay Beach

Town Beach 

53005 Route 48

Features:

Bay Beach

Lifeguards – 11a – 5p

Restrooms

Picnic Area

Swing Set

Beach Wheelchair


SUFFOLK COUNTY

Green Key Cards can be purchased by Suffolk County residents and non-residents to gain access to beaches and to pay reduced fees for park activities.  A separate permit is required for driving on the beach. The Green Key card is also required to access the online reservation system for camping and marina reservations. 

Residents – $30 each and are good for 3 years.

Discounted Residents – $15 each and are good for 3 years (Active Military, Auxiliary Police, Cert, Handicapped, Junior (under 18), Seniors,Veterans and Volunteers with the appropriate certifications)

Disabled Veterans –  free

Green Key Cards are sold year-round at the following locations: Blydenburgh, Cathedral Pines, Indian Island, Sears Bellows, Smith Point, West Hills, and the West Sayville Parks Operations Office.

In addition to the above locations, Green Key Cards are sold in-season (Memorial Day-Labor Day) at the following locations: Bergen Point Golf Course, Cedar Point, Cupsogue, Indian Island Golf Course, Montauk, Shinnecock East, Southaven, Timber Point Golf Course, and West Sayville Golf Course.

For more details: Suffolk County Beaches

Cedar Point County Park

5 Cedar Point Road, East Hampton

Features:

Bay Beach

Picnic Area

Camping

Fishing

Row Boat Rentals

Outer Beach Access

Cupsogue Beach County Park

975 Dune Road, Westhampton

Features:

Bay and Ocean Beach

Restroom/Showers

Concession

Picnic Area

Camping

Fishing

Off-Road Outer Beach Access

Indian Island County Park

Indian Point Rd, Riverhead

Features:

River Beach

Camping

Picnic Area

Playground

Fishing

Meschutt Beach County Park

1 Canal Road, Hampton Bays

Features:

Bay Beach

Restrooms/Showers

Concession

Picnic Area

Playground

Montauk County Park

527 E Lake Drive

Features:

Lake Beach

Picnic Area

Camping

Fishing

Canoeing/Kayaking

Off-Road Outer Beach Access

Shinnecock East County Park

End of Meadow Lane, Southampton

Features:

Ocean Beach

Camping

Fishing

Off-Road Outer Beach Access


NEW YORK STATE PARK BEACHES

The Empire Pass is required to access New York State Park Beaches and provides unlimited day-use vehicle entry. Empire Passes are available for the year, multi-year or lifetime. Instead of paying the vehicle use fee on each visit, simply present your season pass and it waives the fee for day use entry.

Existing Empire Pass card

Renew online only and receive a discount!  

Digital Empire Pass

Available Online Only for immediate use with an additional discount! Simply choose the digital option when you order, and you will receive your digital pass immediately. A QR code will be provided which can be scanned into the NY State Parks Explorer App, and the NYS Wallet AppLeaving New York State Parks. The digital pass is available for the Season Pass, Multi-Year Pass and Lifetime Pass.

Season Empire Pass Card

$80 – scannable pass card that can be shared within a household and not assigned to a specific vehicle. 

In Person – call the park directly to confirm

Online  If you order a physical card online, please allow 7-10 business days to receive your Empire Pass card by U.S. standard mail. 

By Phone: 518-474-0458 

Mail: Complete an application with check or money order payable to “NYS Parks” and mail to:

Empire Pass

New York State Parks

Albany, NY 12238

Multi-Season Pass – $205 for 2023 and accepted through 12/31/2025; a 5-Season Empire Pass Card may be purchased for $320 and accepted through 12/31/2027 

Lifetime Pass – $750

Both available online, by phone or mail.  NOT IN PERSON AT THE PARK

For more details visit: parks.ny.gov/admission/empire-passport/

MONTAUK

Camp Hero State Park

1898 Montauk Highway

Features:

Ocean Beach

Hither Hills State Park

164 Old Montauk Highway

Features:

Ocean Beach

Lifeguard 

Restrooms/Outdoor Showers

Playground/Picnic Tables

General Store

Public Parking (Non-campers pay $10 parking fee)

Montauk Point State Park

2000 Montauk Highway

Features:

Ocean Beach

Public Parking – at Lighthouse for a fee

Facilities

Rocky

Hiking

Shadmoor State Park

900 Montauk Highway

Features:

Ocean Beach

ORIENT

Orient Beach

40000 Main Road

Features:

Bay Beach

RIVERHEAD

Hallock State Park Preserve

6062 Sound Avenue

Features:

Bay Beach

Wildwood State Park

790 Hulse Landing Road, Wading River

Features:

North Shore Beach


WESTHAMPTON BEACH VILLAGE

Residents: FREE

Local Non-Residents:  $495

Rogers Beach 

105 Dune Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

Lashley Beach

385 Dune Road

Features:

Ocean Beach

an Beach

Experience Spring in Our Historic East End Towns

Stroll through any one of our historic East End Towns. 

Beat the summer crowds (and traffic!) and enjoy strolling through the historic villages across the North Fork and South Fork. During the early moments of Spring, particularly until early May, most of the restaurants and businesses are open and ready to welcome locals and visitors alike. Get a taste of the Spring and emerging summer menus at restaurants, visit the local antique and homewares shops, and visit the many historical centers and museums with the whole family.  Grab your camera and get great photos while you take in our unique architecture, scenic beaches and sprawling fields. From strawberry picking to visiting local farms, exploring outdoor art, walking the lavender fields, venturing out on seal walks and cruises or cycling one of the many trails, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in both the Hamptons and on the North Fork. 

Here we will give you some ideas for a day or weekend trip to the East End. 

Go Strawberry Picking 

Strawberry picking on the East end of Long Island is a beautiful way to spend a Spring day. Not only is it a fun and delicious outdoor activity, but it also provides an excellent opportunity for families to bond and make memories together.

Many farms offer a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, but the strawberries are particularly popular in Spring. Most are family-friendly, and visitors can wander through the fields to pick their own strawberries. 

Strawberry season begins in June on the North and South Fork.  To plan your trip:

Strawberry Season in the Hamptons and North Fork  

Visit Our Lighthouses

The Hamptons and North Fork are home to some of the most beautiful and scenic lighthouses on Long Island. 

In the Hamptons, discover Cedar Island Lighthouse and the famous Montauk Point Lighthouse, which is the oldest lighthouse in New York State. Cedar Island Lighthouse overlooks Gardiners Bay and is located in Cedar Point County Park. The park is an ideal spot for bird watching, camping, picnicking, hiking, and other outdoor recreational activities. 

In the town of Southold, the Orient Point Lighthouse does not have public access. However, you are able to see it while taking the New London Ferry or you can park at the ferry parking lot in Orient Point and walk along the south shore of the point. Long Beach Bar “Bug Light” Lighthouse is also set off from Orient Point.  The Horton Point Lighthouse has public access from about late May through mid September during the weekends. 

A great way to see some of the lighthouses of the North Fork, including the Long Beach Bar Lighthouse, is via a tour and cruise with the East End Seaport Museum

See Art Outdoors

LongHouse Reserve 

133 Hands Creek Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937   |    631-329-3568

@longhousereserve   |   longhouse.org

Open April 1st – September   |   Off-Season visits are by appointment only

Members: Complimentary admission

Non-members: $20 for adults, $10 for seniors, $10 for guests with disabilities (free admission for caregiver)

Features:

16-acre garden and sculpture park (over 60 pieces by renowned artists worldwide)

Museum  |  Tours  |  Private Events

The reserve is a great place to relax and unwind in the Spring, surrounded by colorful blooms and the tranquil sound of water features. The garden is designed to be an immersive experience, and it’s a great opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Parrish Art Museum

279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976   |   631-283-2118

@parrishartmuseum   |   parrishart.org

Museum Grounds: Open every day | 11 AM – 5 PM

Features:

Free Parking

Museum requires entry fee

Reflextions Riverhead, Art in the Park

Milton L Burns Park (Grangebel Park), Peconic Avenue, Riverhead, NY  11901   

631-494-2978 

@reflextionsriverhead   |   Reflextionsriverhead.com

Features:

Walkable interactive art exhibit

Nighttime component during special events – Art pieces are illuminated

Live performances, Visit website for lighting event schedule. 

Cruises

East End Seaport Museum Lighthouse Cruises

103 Third Street, Greenport, NY 11944  |   631-477-2100

@eastendseaportmuseum   |   eastendseaport.org

Bug Light Cruise & Tour

2 hours   |   $59 and children 4 – 12  $25

Only area lighthouse that allows visitor tours. 

Tickets online

Cycling 

Cycling on the cycling trails of The Hamptons and North Fork is an excellent way for families to spend a Spring day together. Both areas offer a variety of scenic trails that are perfect for exploring on two wheels.

Calverton Bike Path

3.4-mile out-and-back trail. 

Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 2 min to complete. 

The best times to visit are March through October. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.

Paumanok Path

125-mile trail that runs from Montauk Point to Rocky Point

The trail passes through several nature preserves and state parks. The entire trail isn’t accessible by mountain bike, but a significant portion of the course is.

Seaview Trails

A network of 57 miles of bicycle trails located on the East End of Long Island. 

The trails are designed for cycling and include a variety of terrains, from flat and easy to more challenging hilly sections. The trails run through towns, countryside and along the coast.

Farms and Farm Grounds

Hallockville Museum Farm

6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, New York 11901   |   631-298-5292

@hallockvillemuseumfarm   |   hallockville.org

Grounds: Free Monday – Sunday, sunup to sundown

Tours:  Saturdays 11a – 3p   |   $15 adults, $10 seniors, $10 children ages 5-12, children under 5 FREE

Features:

28 acres with 19 historic houses, barns and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock Homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz Farmhouse.

Tour the museum’s buildings, gardens and collections. 

Experience real farming in the museum’s fields and meet Hallockville’s friendly cows, sheep and chickens.

Lavender By The Bay – two locations

East Marion Farm   |   7540 Main Rd, East Marion, NY 11939   |   631-477-1019

Calverton Farm   |   47 Manor Road, Calverton, NY  11933   |   631-381-0730

@lavenderbythebay   |   lavenderbythebay.com

Open April – May, Saturday/Sunday 10a – 5p   |   June – September, Daily 9a – 5p

*Call before visiting as hours are weather and staff dependent

Visitors can walk the fields freely when the lavender is not in bloom.  

During the blooming season, tickets for 1.5 hour time slots must be purchased to enter.  Stop by the gift shop to purchase freshly picked lavender flowers and gifts like lavender soaps, lotions, pillow mists, salt and honey. Lavender By The Bay also has an online shop

Features:

English lavender blooms mid to end of June  |  French lavender blooms beginning of July

Gift Shop

Adirondack chairs/pavilions

Picture taking spots

Dogs allowed on leash

Restrictions:

Drone photography

Buses

Peconic River Herb Farm

2749 River Rd, Calverton, NY 11933   |   631-369-0058

@prherbfarm   |   peconicriverherbfarm.com

Open April 1st – October 31st, Daily 10a – 4p

Free to the public

Features:

14 acre Boutique-style plant nursery

Picnic tables/Patio areas

Eight Greenhouses

Gift Shop

Dogs allowed on leash

Special Events/Weddings/Photo Shoots

Seal Walks and Cruises

Seal walks and seal watching are fun outdoor activities during the early spring on the East End. An organization that hosts regular seal walks is CRESLI (Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island). The seal walks take place at Cupsogue Beach on Saturdays and Sundays in the morning. It is important to wear extra layers of clothing and sign up in advance as oftentimes there is a waitlist. Don’t forget to bring a camera and binoculars! 

Two additional options on the East End for seal walks include with the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society on weekend cruises in Shinnecock Bay and seals are regularly sighted at Montauk Point State Park. Seals are typically seen in the early spring, with populations dwindling once the weather begins to warm up. 

Wineries

The East End of Long Island is home to over 60 wineries that offer tastings, tours and outdoor seating areas. During the Spring, many wineries offer special events such as live music, food, wine pairings, and vineyard walks. This is a great way to learn about the winemaking process and the winery’s history while enjoying a fun and interactive experience. 

Each winery offers a different experience, so it’s worth visiting several of them to get a sense of the diversity and quality of the wines produced on Long Island.

Many wineries are not only family friendly, but also dog friendly. Check their websites to find out. Visit liwines.com for a full guide to our wine country. 

For a helpful guide to visiting: liwines.com/faq

Discover East Hampton

East End Getaway has curated a guide to the towns across the North and South Forks, highlighting some of the best of what to see, do, and what the insiders know. This information will help you map and plan your next getaway to the East End of Long Island. Today, we take you inside the town of East Hampton.

Brief Overview of East Hampton

The town of East Hampton, located on the South Fork of Long Island, is in the southeastern part of Suffolk County. The town, which is home to the Village of East Hampton, also includes the following hamlets and villages: Montauk, Amagansett, Springs, and Wainscott.

East Hampton is located just over two hours away or about 90 miles from New York City. 

East Hampton is a great destination for families and couples of all ages looking to tour and visit the restaurants, shops, camping sites, museums, beaches, nature trails and preserves, and array of events held all year long. 

East Hampton was founded in 1640 by Presbyterian Puritan farmers. During this time, the town of East Hampton was home to the Pequot people, part of the culture that also occupied territory on the northern side of Long Island Sound. They belong to the large Algonquian-speaking language family, including the Montaukett tribe from eastern Long Island. In the mid to late nineteenth century, their most well-known member was Stephen Talkhouse, the namesake of the famous nightclub in Amagansett. 

East Hampton Village has many miles of extraordinary oceanfront with five individual beaches. Beaches include Egypt Beach, Georgica Beach, Main Beach (considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world), Two Mile Hollow Beach, and Wiborg Beach. 

East Hampton Trails Preservation Society is a not-for-profit association dedicated to establishment, protection, maintenance, and enjoyment of trails, paths, and natural lands in the Town of East Hampton and throughout New York State.

The three lifeguard protected beaches (in-season) are Main Beach, Georgica Beach, and Two Mile Hollow Beach. Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 5pm on days protected beaches are open.

Beaches in surrounding villages and hamlets include Amagansett Beach, Indian Wells Beach, Gin Beach, and Ditch Plains. 

 

How to Travel to East Hampton

There are several convenient ways to travel to East Hampton. From Manhattan, the most direct and fastest route is by train from Penn Station with several direct trains throughout the day. There is a train station in East Hampton as well as in Amagansett and Montauk. There are also bus routes from Manhattan with the Hampton Jitney and their luxury line, the Hampton Ambassador. The Hampton Jitney has both a North and South Fork line, with a preliminary stop in Manorville. The Hampton Jitney and Ambassador buses stop in Wainscott, East Hampton, Amagansett, and Montauk. 

Traveling from Connecticut? The Cross Sound Ferry travels between New London and Orient Point and offers a full, daily timetable schedule. Orient Point is approximately one hour from East Hampton Village via the Shelter Island North and South Ferries. 

Places to Go

The town of East Hampton on the South Fork has several notable places of interest for individuals and families of all ages. For those who wish to discover more about local history or the arts, visit such sites and attractions as Guild Hall, Pollock-Krasner House and Studio, The Art Barge, East Hampton Historical Society, LongHouse Reserve, Deep Hollow Ranch and Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum.

For those looking for outdoor recreation, there are a plethora of parks and hiking trails to enjoy all year around such as Hither Hills State Park, Montauk Point State Park, Camp Hero State Park,  Shadmoor State Park, Napeague State Park and Cedar Point County Park. For the avid golf enthusiast, Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course is one of the few public courses in the area.

A must is stopping at one of the many farm stands across the town of East Hampton. Top picks include Round Swamp Farm, Balsam Farms and Amber Waves Farm Market & Cafe.

East Hampton Farmers Market typically is held at Herrick Park near Stop n’ Shop on Fridays throughout the late spring, summer and early fall. Over in Montauk, the Farmers Market is held at the Village Green Thursdays June to mid-Sept and Fridays mid-Sept to mid-November.

(Note that most of these farm stands and markets are open seasonally, or through the holiday season). 

Where to Dine in East Hampton

The town of East Hampton on the South Fork has an abundance of casual and fine dining establishments. Many of these restaurants are family owned and operated, and have been in business for decades. 

We divided the following recommended restaurants by hamlet:

Amagansett

Clam Bar is a popular outdoor, seasonal seafood restaurant on the Napeague stretch that has been a landmark in the Hamptons for over forty years. Popular dishes include the Spicy Crab & Sweet Corn Bisque, Fried Local Tuna Bits, Steamers, Lobster Salad Roll, and Sweet Potato Fries. Outdoor seating only, including at their countertop. 

Coche Comedor is an indoor and outdoor inspired Mexican restaurant on Montauk Highway. Walk-ins only, no reservations. Their menu includes a selection of small plates, Aguachiles, and main dishes. Popular selections include Balsam Farms Black Kale Salad, Apricot-Tamarind Glazed Half Duck, Huevos Rancheros, and Local Catch Ceviche. Currently open seven days a week for dinner. 

Wölffer Kitchen is a coastal American restaurant in the heart of Amagansett Square. Wolffer Kitchen is currently open for dinner Thursday-Monday beginning at 5pm. Happy Hour is served at the bar Monday, Thursday, and Sunday from 5-6pm. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday. Notable dishes include the Sesame Crusted Tuna, Green Goddess Kale Salad, and Wild Mushroom Pizza. 

Rosie’s Amagansett is a seasonal restaurant on Main Street. Rosie’s puts a fresh spin on traditional American fare. Their breakfast menu includes an array of fuel-focused dishes to grab and go after a workout or on the way to the beach. For dinner, their menu includes a selection of small plates, signature cocktails, and more. Indoor and outdoor dining is available. 

East Hampton

The Blend At Three Mile Harbor is a family run American restaurant on Three Mile Harbor outside of East Hampton Village. They are known for their steaks, surf n’ turf options, and rotating prix fixe menus. The Blend is currency open for dinner Wednesday through Monday beginning at 5pm. Popular dishes include the Imported Black Truffle Burrata, Pan Roasted Local Fluke Filet, and Grilled Boneless Prime Rib Eye Steak With Soft Gorgonzola Crust. 

East Hampton Grill is an upscale American restaurant that is open year round, serving dinner seven days a week beginning at 5pm. Dishes to try include the Heavenly Biscuits, Tuna Tartare, and Barbecue Ribs. They also have an exceptional wine list and strong cocktail bar. Reservations are strongly encouraged. 

Fresno is a New American restaurant in East Hampton steps away from the railroad station. They offer ample indoor seating as well as a spacious patio. Reservations are made available seven days in advance. Dishes to try include the Salmon Tartare, Roasted Balsam Farm Cauliflower Soup, and Cazuela Roasted Cod Fish. Open for dinner beginning at 5:30pm Thursday-Tuesday. Closed Wednesdays. 

Hampton Chutney Co. is a vegan friendly Indian inspired restaurant in East Hampton Village. Their menu features South Indian dosas, uttapams, soups, salads, sandwiches, and more. They are also known for their selection of spiced coffees and juices like their Chai and Oat Cardamom Coffee. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

The 1770 House is a fine dining restaurant open for dinner year round on Main Street. The1770 House is a dual dining concept that reflects both sides of the lively Hamptons restaurant scene with local bounty, noteworthy wines, five-star service and celebrity sightings. Executive Chef Michael Rozzi presents a sophisticated fine dining menu of New American cuisine in the candlelit dining room and on the starlit garden patio; pub-style fare in the inn’s casual downstairs Tavern with dishes including their famous meatloaf and tavern burger. The 250-bottle wine list has been a year-on-year Wine Spectator Award of Excellence recipient since 2007. 

Montauk

Duryea’s Montauk is a seafood restaurant that is open seasonally in the heart of Montauk for lunch and dinner. Some of the favorite dishes include the Lobster Cobb Salad, White Gazpacho, the Lobster Roll, and any of their seafood towers. Duryea’s also has an onsite market and boutique. They also have a sister restaurant in Orient Point. 

Harvest on Fort Pond has been a local favorite for over twenty-five years. The restaurant, which is open for dinner, is known for their platters of Tuscan-style Italian cooking served family-style paired with gorgeous waterfront views. Notable dishes include Linguini and Little Neck Clams, Porterhouse Steak, Seafood Bruschetta, and their selection of grilled pizzas. 

Inlet Seafood Restaurant is located on the waterfront in Montauk and serves lunch and dinner seven days a week. Their lunch and dinner menu includes Steamed Whole Artichoke, Crispy Calamari, Fluke Picatta, Lobster Ravioli, and Half Long Island Duck. Inlet Seafood also has a full sushi menu and bar. 

La Fin Kitchen & Lounge is open seasonally and serves coastal French cuisine on Montauk Harbor just down the road from Gosman’s Dock. La Fin also partners with a lot of local farms, vineyards, and fisherman including but not limited to Satur Farms, Iacono Farm, Mecox Bay Dairy, and 8 Hands Farm. Dinner is served in-season seven days a week beginning at 5pm. The bar is open at 4pm until late. 

Roberta’s Montauk is a popular pizzeria in Montauk that serves dinner beginning at 5pm, except on Sundays when they open at 1pm. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Popular pizzas are the Famous Original, Bee Sting, and Ursula’s Parade. The bar and takeout is only available after mid-October during the off-season. 

Annual Activities in East Hampton

East Hampton is known for hosting a wide selection of annual events that are perfect for everyone to enjoy. Events are held year-round.

One of the most popular events is the Montauk Music Festival. Other events include the Montauk Fall Festival, East Hampton Fall Festival, and the Hamptons International Film Festival over Columbus Day weekend. 

East Hampton hosts a number of holiday fairs during the months of November and December. The village of East Hampton is always beautifully decorated and lit during the festive season. 

Lodging in East Hampton

The town of East Hampton on the South Fork has a wide variety of hotel accommodations and lodging options. 

Aqualina Inn Montauk is a modern hotel with upscale amenities in the heart of Montauk Village. The hotel features an outdoor pool, picnic benches with umbrellas, spacious bedrooms, complimentary beach towel use, and more. Aqualina is open seasonally from May through mid October.

The Baker House 1650 is considered one of the finest bed and breakfasts in the Hamptons. Guests will experience casual luxury with a “home away from home”. The Baker House offers high-end concierge services, luxurious amenities, and oversized rooms. Amenities include a gourmet breakfast each morning, Frette guest slippers and robes, bath amenities by L’Occitane, complimentary electric vehicle charging, purified heat and air conditioning, in-room security safe, and more. There is also an onsite spa with treatment options, sauna, and jacuzzi, and indoor pool that is exclusive for guests. 

EHP Resort & Marina is a five-acre waterfront property off of Three Mile Harbor that is known for its undisturbed sunset views. EHP offers accommodations ranging from one to three-bedroom suites, and one- to two-bedroom standalone cottages. It boasts three food and beverage venues including the Italian bakery and espresso bar Buongiorno, tennis court, resort pool and a full-service marina with “dock to dine” options by Sí Sí.

Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa is a year round oceanfront resort off of Montauk Highway. The hotel features a range of stunning rooms and suites with breathtaking ocean views as well as a full spa with an indoor saltwater pool, treatment rooms, salon, and fitness center. On-site restaurants include Scarpetta that serves coastal Italian cuisine with an American influence, and an outdoor cocktail lounge with a fire pit. During the summer months, Gurney’s hosts a wide range of wellness, fashion and lifestyle pop ups. 

The Roundtree, Amagansett is a boutique hotel on Main Street in the heart of Amagansett. Amenities for outdoor excursions and activities are complimentary use of bicycles and beach gear as well as a backyard fire pit offering up nightly s’mores. The Roundtree is also very  kid friendly. The hotel’s beach shack is stocked with buckets, shovels and sand toys to keep little ones entertained at the beach for hours. Also, their unique Lemonade Stand Program offers our young guests a fun opportunity to do good while on vacation. 

Discover the Town of Shelter Island

East End Getaway has curated a guide to the towns across the North and South Forks, highlighting some of the best of what to see, do, and what the insiders know. This information will help you map and plan your next getaway to the East End of Long Island. Today, we take you inside the town of Shelter Island

Brief Overview of Shelter Island

Shelter Island is an 8,000 acre island located between the North and South Forks of Long Island and is only accessible by ferry. The ferry is allocated for both walk-on passengers and automobiles and only takes between 5-8 minutes, respectively, to arrive at Shelter Island from the Hamptons or North Fork. Much of Shelter Island is a part of nature preserves, with nearly one third of the island is owned by The Nature Conservancy. Shelter Island has very little traffic year round and visitors may also notice that there are no traffic lights or signals on the island. 

Shelter Island is located just two and a half hours away from New York City via the North Ferry, the most direct and fastest way to get to NYC. 

Shelter Island is a great destination for families and couples of all ages looking to tour and visit the restaurants, shops, camping sites, museums, beaches, nature trails and preserves, and array of outdoor events held all year long. 

Shelter Island has many miles of beautiful beaches. Beaches on the island include Crescent Beach, Gibsons Beach, Shell Beach, Wades Beach. Wades Beach, for example, is considered to be a very family friendly beach. 

How to Travel to Shelter Island

There are several convenient ways to travel to Shelter Island. From Manhattan, the most direct and fastest route is by train from Penn Station with several direct trains throughout the day. There is a train station in Greenport as well as in Bridgehampton. The Greenport train station neighbors the North Ferry, with easy walking access. 

There are also bus routes from Manhattan with the Hampton Jitney and their luxury line, the Hampton Ambassador. The Hampton Jitney has both a North and South Fork line, with a preliminary stop in Manorville. The Hampton Jitney and Ambassador buses stop in Greenport and Bridgehampton, among many more stops along the North and South Forks. 

If you are driving from New York City, the most direct route is via I 495, then merging onto Route 25 in Riverhead, continuing through the north fork until you arrive in Greenport Village. You will see a sign that directs you to route 114/the North Ferry. Proceed on board. Car, bicycle, and walk-on passengers are permitted and the ferries run seven days a week year round. 

Traveling from Connecticut? The Cross Sound Ferry travels between New London and Orient Point and offers a full, daily timetable schedule. Orient Point is approximately ½ hour from Shelter Island through East Marion and Greenport via the North Ferry. 

What is particularly unique about Shelter Island is that you can easily access either the North or South Fork from Shelter Island via ferry. It takes about a half hour to travel from North Haven/Sag Harbor to Greenport via both ferries by car. Route 114 is the main road that cuts through Shelter Island and is easily accessible by bike as well. Route 114 continues through Sag Harbor and into East Hampton until it perpendicularly connects with Montauk Highway in East Hampton Village. 

In need of cash to round out your ferry trip? There is a Chase Bank off of Route 114 midway through Shelter Island. 

Places to Go

Shelter Island has several notable places of interest for individuals and families of all ages. For those who wish to discover more about local history and culture, visit the Shelter Island Historical Society and the Shelter Island Public Library around the corner from Shelter Island Slice. 

A must is stopping at one of the farm stands on Shelter Island. These include The Farmstand at Sylvester Manor, Sep’s Farm, and Havens Farmers’ Market. Note that most of these farm stands and markets are open seasonally, or through the holiday season. 

Havens Farmers’ Market is held throughout the latter part of spring and throughout the summer. It is traditionally held on Saturday mornings beginning at 9am from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend on the grounds of the Shelter Island History Center. The market features a wide mix of local vendors and purveyors, with past years’ participants including Goodale Farms, The Blue Duck Bakery Cafe, Peeko Oysters, and The Perfect Pickle. 

Specifically for families with young children, places on Shelter Island to visit include Sylvester Manor educational farm, Shelter Island Historical Society, Whale’s Tale for ice cream and mini golf, and Mashomack Nature Preserve for the ideal bird watching setting. 

Rams Head Inn is a very family oriented hotel and property, where they offer a wide range of lawn games, have onsite play equipment, and a sprawling backyard to run around and play on. A trip to the nostalgic Shelter Island Heights Pharmacy is also a must to pick up any necessities like snacks, sunscreen, bubblegum, games, and more.  

Where to Dine on Shelter Island

Shelter Island has a variety of casual and fine dining restaurant establishments. Many of these restaurants are family owned and operated, and have been in business for decades. 

Vine Street Cafe is an upscale and chic American restaurant known for their fresh produce, seafood, and wine selection. Dinner is served year round. Notable dishes include their Country Fried Chicken, Moules, Miso Salmon, and Harissa Spiced Lamb. A grab and go food shop is attached to the restaurant, perfect for specialty food items and gifts. 

Isola, which translates to island in Italian, is an Italian restaurant and pizzeria in the heart of Shelter Island and within walking distance to The Chequit and North Ferry. Isola serves dinner year round and offers both indoor and outdoor seating as well as an expansive bar. Dishes to try include their Crispy Eggplant Parmesan, Polenta Funghi, Crispy Brussel Sprouts, and PEI Mussels. 

Léon 1909 is a southern French provencal restaurant open year round with indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant’s menu rotates with the season and serves French and Italian fare. Dishes to note include Scallop Crudo, the Léon Burger, and Tuna Tartare. Leon is located close to The Pridwin Hotel and Sunset Beach Hotel. 

Shelter Island Slice is a popular local’s hangout that serves pizza, Italian subs, cannolis, wine, beer, and soda year round. Lunch and dinner are served Tuesday-Saturday. Look out for Sunday football specials and lunch specials. 

Stars Cafe is a breakfast and lunch cafe famous for their sandwiches, smoothies, juices, and pastries as well as their own freshly brewed coffee. They are located adjacent to Isola and are also within walking distance of The Chequit and the North Ferry. Outdoor and limited indoor seating is available. Open seven days a week from 6am-4pm. 

Annual Activities on Shelter Island

Shelter Island is known for hosting a wide selection of annual events that are perfect for everyone to enjoy. Events are held year-round.

Popular events include the Shelter Island 10K & 5K Run/Walk held annually in June, the Shelter Island Fireworks held annually in July, and the Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce Art Show and Craft Fair held in August. The hotels and restaurants, including Rams Head Inn, The Chequit and The Pridwin, regularly host live music and entertainment on weekends as well as regularly throughout the summer season. 

Lodging on Shelter Island

We recommend the following hotels and bed and breakfasts on Shelter Island. Please note that some properties are only open seasonally. 

The Chequit is a historic hotel in the heart of Shelter Island overlooking Dering Harbor within walking distance of the North Ferry. It has been rated as one of the best hotels in the USA and recently celebrated its 150th anniversary. Guestroom amenities include king-sized beds with Frette sheets, towels, slippers and robes, luxurious rain showers, Malin+Goetz bath amenities, a mini-fridge, and more. The Chequit has two onsite restaurants and a cafe. The Tavern is open year-round.

Ram’s Head Inn is also a sprawling, historic waterfront hotel and restaurant on Ram Island Drive. The hotel offers seventeen guestrooms and is open year round. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating with an expansive bar, curated cocktail list, live music, signature dishes, and more. 

Sunset Beach Hotel is a chic and seasonal boutique hotel and restaurant on Crescent Beach. The hotel offers twenty waterview rooms with luxurious amenities and accommodations. Lunch and dinner are served at their restaurant and bar Wednesday-Monday in-season. The hotel also has an onsite boutique gift shop. 

The Pridwin by Cape Resorts is a stunning, newly renovated hotel property on Crescent Beach. The hotel offers spacious nautical rooms and cottages for couples and families alike. The Pridwin has an onsite restaurant and bar on the second floor of the main building with a beautiful deck overlooking the water, a spa, fitness center, meeting space, gift shop, and more. The onsite spa has a full menu of treatment options including massages, facials, and body treatments. The hotel also offers daily water sport activities in season, an onsite tennis court, wellness classes, and family activities. 

Seven on Shelter is a luxury boutique B&B on Stearns Point Road. The B&B offers spacious king and queen guest rooms. Amenities include contemporary art and book collections in every room, Bath amenities from The Cold Spring Apothecary, luxury products by Pré de Provence, beach accessories, lawn games, a swimming pool with a cabana and outdoor fireplaces, daily breakfast beach basket, and more. 

(cover image of Mashomack Nature Preserve on www.sevenonshelter)

Discover the Town of Southampton on the South Fork 

East End Getaway has curated a guide to the towns across the North and South Forks, highlighting some of the best of what to see, do, and what the insiders know. This information will help you map and plan your next getaway to the East End of Long Island. Today, we take you inside the town of Southampton.

Brief Overview of Southampton

The town of Southampton, located predominantly on the South Fork of Long Island, is in the southeastern part of Suffolk County. The town includes the following hamlets and villages: Bridgehampton, East Quogue, Flanders, Hampton Bays, North Haven, North Sea, Noyack, Quogue, Remsenburg, Sag Harbor (partially in the town of East Hampton), Sagaponack, Shinnecock Hills, Water Mill and Westhampton Beach. Southampton is located just under two hours away or about 90 miles from New York City. 

Southampton is a great destination for families and couples of all ages looking to tour and visit the restaurants, shops, beaches, nature trails and preserves. Plus there are an array of events held all year long. 

Southampton was founded in 1640 when settlers from Massachusetts established residence on land obtained from the Shinnecock Indian nation. Some of the first settlers were Thomas Halsey (the namesake for Thomas Halsey Homestead in Southampton Village), Edward Howell, Edmund Needhan, Abraham Pierson the Elder, and George Welbe, to name a few. 

The colonists established an organized whale fishery, significant in the region’s history of whaling, particularly later on in Sag Harbor. The town’s oldest existing house is the Halsey House in Southampton by Thomas Halsey. 

Southampton Village has approximately seven miles of extraordinary oceanfront with eleven individual beaches. Beaches include Cryder Beach, Coopers Beach (considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world), Little Plains, and Old Town. 

Beaches in surrounding villages and hamlets include Pikes Beach in Westhampton Dunes, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Meschutt Beach County Park, Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays, Sagg Main Beach in Hampton Bays, and Foster Memorial (Long) Beach in Noyack. 

How to Travel to Southampton

There are several convenient ways to travel to Southampton. From Manhattan, the most direct and fastest route is by train from Penn Station with several direct trains throughout the day. There is a train station in Southampton as well as in Bridgehampton, Hampton Bays, and Westhampton. There are also bus routes from Manhattan with the Hampton Jitney and their luxury line, the Hampton Ambassador. The Hampton Jitney has both a North and South Fork line, with a preliminary stop in Manorville. The Hampton Jitney and Ambassador buses stop in Westhampton, Quogue, East Quogue, Hampton Bays, Southampton, Water Mill, and Bridgehampton. 

Traveling from Connecticut? The Cross Sound Ferry travels between New London and Orient Point and offers a full, daily timetable schedule. Orient Point is approximately one hour from Southampton via the Shelter Island North and South Ferries. 

Places to Go

The town of Southampton on the South Fork has several notable places of interest for individuals and families of all ages. For those who wish to discover more about local history and culture, visit such sites and attractions as the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, Thomas Halsey Homestead, Southampton Cultural Center, the Southampton African American Museum, and the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center & Museum.

For regular shows, art exhibits, and programming for adults and children respectively, visit the Southampton Arts Center, Parrish Art Museum, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Children’s Museum of the East End, and the Watermill Center

A must is stopping at one of the many farm stands across the town of Southampton. Top picks include Fairview Farm at Mecox, Seven Ponds Orchard, The Milk Pail, Round Swamp Farm in Bridgehampton, Pike Farms, and Green Thumb. Also the Southampton Farmers Market is typically held at Agawam Park on Sundays throughout the late spring, summer and early fall (Note that most of these farm stands and markets are open seasonally, or through the holiday season). 

Southampton Town is also home to several wineries Duck Walk Vineyard, Channing Daughters Winery and Wolffer Estate Vineyard.  Looking for a craft brew?  Try Westhampton Beach Brewing Company

Specifically for families with young children, places in the town of Southampton to visit include the Children’s Museum of the East End, South Fork Natural History Museum, Agawam Park, Pow Wow Grounds, and the Parrish Art Museum. 

Where to Dine in Southampton

The town of Southampton on the South Fork has an abundance of casual and fine dining establishments. Many of these restaurants are family owned and operated, and have been in business for decades. 

We divided the following recommended restaurants by hamlet:

Bridgehampton

Almond is a French American bistro in the heart of Bridgehampton village. Almond serves dinner with notable seasonal dishes including Smoked Celery Root Ravioli, Roasted Montauk Fluke, and Steamed Black Mussels as well as a full raw bar. Plats Du Jour include Thursday Ramen, Saturday Heritage Pork, and Tuesday Tacos. 

Bobby Van’s Steakhouse is a popular destination for lunch and dinner for locals and visitors alike year round. Their elegant restaurant menu offers a strong selection of steaks, seafood dishes, salads, and other entrees. They are also well known for their outstanding bar and award-winning wine list. 

Bridgehampton Candy Kitchen is a nostalgic ice cream shop and restaurant in the heart of Bridgehampton Village just opposite the Hampton Jitney bus stop. They serve breakfast, lunch, and an early dinner year round seven days a week. 

Hampton Bays 

Canal Cafe is considered to be one of the best kept secrets in Southampton, located inside the Hampton Watercraft Marina. Their deck overlooks the marina and the Shinnecock Canal. Live music featured in the evenings during the summer. Serving lunch and dinner, some of the favorite dishes at Canal Cafe include the Grilled Steak Sandwich, the Lobster Roll, and the Oyster Poboy. 

RUMBA is open for lunch and dinner as well as brunch on the weekends year round. RUMBA serves up island inspired cuisine with daily specials including Happy Hour on the weekdays from 3-6pm, all-day Mojito + Margarita Monday, and Taco Thursdays. Popular dishes include the Dominican Ribs, Caribbean Mahi, and the Jerk Chicken Tacos. 

Sunday’s On The Bay is located on Dune Road in Hampton Bays and is open Thursday-Monday beginning at 12pm for lunch and dinner. Happy Hour is served Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 4-6pm at the bar only. 

Sag Harbor 

The American Hotel is a historic hotel and upscale American restaurant in the heart of Sag Harbor. Their restaurant has a beautiful outdoor verandah that is most popular for guests to sit year round. The restaurant also has a beautiful side atrium or known as  “The Alley”,  a cheerful glass covered area with palms and ficus and ivy. The American Hotel serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner year round. 

Page at 63 Main is located on Main Street in Sag Harbor Village opposite the iconic Sag Harbor Cinema. They are most known for their aquaponic garden in the back dining room and they serve a menu of upscale and modern American cuisine. Page at 63 Main serves lunch and dinner seven days a week as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday. 

Lulu Kitchen & Bar is located on Main Street in Sag Harbor and serves lunch and dinner year round. Brunch is served on Sundays. The focal point of the restaurant is the woodfire oven adjacent to the bar. Signature dishes include Big-Eye Tuna Tartare, Signature Heirloom Cauliflower, and Whole Grilled Branzino in addition to their pizzas like the Trufata or Margarita. They also offer a full raw bar. 

East Quogue 

Cucina Family Style Ristorante is a family style restaurant and pizzeria on Montauk Highway open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Their menu includes a wide selection of antipasto, insalata, zuppe, pasta, frutti di mare, pollo, and much more as well as a full pizza menu. 

Docker’s Waterside Marina & Restaurant is a seasonal and lively waterside restaurant located on Dune Road. This restaurant has been a staple in Southampton town for almost 30 years and is open for lunch and dinner as well as brunch on the weekends. They also offer a full wine, beer, and signature cocktail menu all in addition to a full raw bar and a selection of appetizers, salads, and entrees. 

Sakura House is located on Montauk Highway and is open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch and dinner. Their menu includes a wide selection of sushi including signature rolls, teriyaki, sashimi, bento boxes, and much more. 

Southampton

Lobster Roll Southampton is located on Montauk Highway in Southampton right before you enter Water Mill. Lobster Roll, which has a sister restaurant on the Napeague Stretch as you approach Montauk, is famous for their hot and cold lobster rolls as well as their clam strips, New England Clam Chowder, crab cakes, baked stuffed flounder, and so much more. Lobster Roll is also famous for their desserts, including their homemade pies and cupcakes. They also have a dedicated gluten free menu. 

75 Main is located in the village of Southampton and is open everyday for brunch, lunch, and dinner year round. 75 Main serves modern Italian fare and offers both indoor and outdoor seating along the sidewalk. Dishes to try include the Super Bowl Salad, Balsamic, Honey & Mustard Roasted North Atlantic Salmon, and Black Truffle Fettuccine Alfredo.

Sip N’ Soda has been a fun hangout spot in Southampton since 1958. Their ice cream flavors span from timeless and traditional from Coffee Chip to Black Raspberry and seasonal flavors like Peach and Lemon Custard. They are open for breakfast and lunch year round. 

Westhampton Beach 

Baby Moon is an Italian restaurant and pizzeria on Montauk Highway that is open for lunch and dinner. Their menu includes a wide selection of salads, seafood dishes, pasta, pizza, chicken, and steak dishes. They also serve a wide selection of sandwiches and specialty entrees like Roasted Balsamic Salmon and Brown Rice Penne with Turkey Meatballs. 

Flora is located on Main Street in the heart of Westhampton Village. Flora serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Notable dishes include Edamame Hummus, the Flora Burger with Havarti cheese, Braised Short Rib, and a Flower Pot with French Vanilla ice cream and Tate’s cookies for dessert. 

The Patio is located on Main Street in Westhampton Beach and is open seven days a week for dinner. Their menu includes rotating seasonal favorites such as a Multi Colored Carrot Salad, Pumpkin Ravioli, and a Fuji Apple Salad to start. Their pasta menu includes Cacio e Pepe and Fresh Ricotta Gnocchi Con Sugo Toscano, and main dishes include Yellow Fin Tuna and Roasted Long Island Duck.

Annual Activities in Southampton

Southampton is known for hosting a wide selection of annual events that are perfect for everyone to enjoy. Events are held year-round.

Southampton hosts a number of holiday fairs during the months of November and December. The village of Southampton is always beautifully decorated and lit during the festive season. Holiday events include the annual tree lighting ceremonies throughout the villages, the Annual Parade of Lights, Light Up the Harbor, Lighting of the Vines at Wolffer Estate Vineyard, It’s A Wonderful Village in Southampton Village, and many more. 

Lodging in Southampton

The town of Southampton on the South Fork has a wide variety of hotel accommodations and lodging options. 

Baron’s Cove by Cape Resorts is located on West Water Street and boasts sweeping views of the Sag Harbor Marina. The hotel offers wellness classes, bicycles for guests, and there is an outdoor pool open during the warmer months. Their restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on the weekends, their coastal American restaurant offers an elevated approach to local Long Island fare. Happy Hour is served in the lounge Monday-Friday from 3-6pm. The hotel is within an easy five minutes’ walking distance to the shops and restaurants in the village of Sag Harbor. 

Canoe Place Inn & Cottages is located in Hampton Bays off of East Montauk Highway. Canoe Place is a treasured Long Island landmark founded in the 17th century as the Canoe Place Inn, it’s the oldest inn established in America. Canoe Place is home to 20 guest rooms, five rebuilt guest cottages. Onsite amenities will include a heated pool, fitness center, private boat slips, exclusive beach shuttle, and a full-service spa by ONDA Beauty. The Inn also has an onsite restaurant called Good Ground Tavern. Their menu is sectioned into snacks, small plates, mains, pasta, pizza and sides. Signature dishes include CP Clams Casino, Wood-Fired Montauk Bass, Sausage and Pepperoncini Pizza and Herb Olive Oil Meadow Cake with fennel, pistachio and blood orange curd.

Shou Sugi Ban House is a destination spa retreat located off of Montauk Highway down a ‘hidden’ driveaway. Shou Sugi Ban House is home to an outdoor swimming pool, spa, culinary program and restaurant, seasonal programming, and more. The retreat center also owns the Shou Sugi Ban Inn located next door. It is a historic five room bed and breakfast with amenities like complimentary transportation to and from the hotel within a five mile radius, Organic Japanese in-room amenities and nightly seasonal soak, access to movement and meditation classes, and more.

Southampton Inn is a pet friendly hotel located in Southampton Village. The Inn includes 90 guest rooms, each with a slightly different décor. Individual temperature control, sparkling tiled bathrooms, refrigerators, coffee makers, and complimentary Wi-Fi are available in each room. Shops, theaters, art galleries, historical sites, and hiking trails are all nearby. In addition, Southampton Inn has an onsite restaurant called Claude’s that offers both indoor and outdoor dining (in season) and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner year round. 

The 1708 House  is an historic bed and breakfast located on Main Street. The house was known to exist in 1708 and has a museum-like cellar dating to approximately 1648 which is open to its guests as a cozy getaway for a game of chess or cards, in front of a roaring fire. In addition, the property has two-bedroom cottages which are perfect for families. Its central location in the Village is perfect for walking to shops, galleries, restaurants, the renowned ocean beaches, which are only a mile away, and many points of interest in the area. Stays include a sumptuous daily breakfast and afternoon tea to be enjoyed in the formal living room, or inviting library. 

The Hampton Maid is a country style hotel with an onsite restaurant located on East Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays close to the bay. The Hampton Maid exudes casual luxury in a serene natural setting with resort-style rooms and a gourmet restaurant named R.AIRE that serves global cuisine for breakfast and dinner with local ingredients. Cooking classes are also held at the restaurant throughout the year. Amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a balcony or deck, down bedding, refrigerator, heated floors in the Suites, and more. 

The Quogue Club at Hallock House is a luxury boutique hotel featuring five-star accommodations, an onsite restaurant, rooms and cottages, and easy access to nearby Atlantic beaches. Amenities for guests at The Quogue Club include complimentary breakfast, a fitness center, fitness classes, bicycles, a childrens’ lounge, discount tennis rates, and more. 

Topping Rose House is located in the heart of Bridgehampton Village on the corner of the Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike. There is also a Jean-Georges restaurant on the property that is open year round for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Signature amenities include a complimentary BMW shuttle service within a 5-mile radius of the hotel, a wellness center, outdoor pool, twice daily housekeeping, bikes for local exploration, beach equipment, and so much more. 


Discover the Town of Riverhead on the North Fork

East End Getaway has curated a guide to the towns across the North and South Forks, highlighting some of the best of what to see, do, and what the insiders know. This information will help you map and plan your next getaway to the East End of Long Island. Today, we take you inside the town of Riverhead.

Brief Overview of Riverhead

The town of Riverhead on the North Fork is located on the mouth of the Peconic River. It contains the following hamlets: Aquebogue, Baiting Hollow, Calverton, Riverhead, Laurel and Wading River. Riverhead is located just under two hours away by car – about 80 miles from New York City.

Riverhead is a great destination for families and couples of all ages looking to tour and visit the vineyards, breweries, restaurants, shops, and array of events held all year long.

Riverhead was founded in 1792 after the American Revolution. At the end of the 20th century, the town of Riverhead saw an influx of Polish immigrants. This eventually led to the creation of Polish Town. There visitors can discover a variety of local small businesses and Polish American restaurants and pubs. This is also where the popular Polish Town Fair is held annually.

Parks and Recreation

Riverhead is also home to four separate beaches which are open year round. These beaches are  Iron Pier, Jamesport Beach, Reeves Beach and Wading River. Each beach offers boating access for residents and visitors alike. Visitors can enjoy activities such as kayaking, swimming, sailing, boating, fishing, and much more. 

On land, find a wide variety of golf courses throughout Riverhead including Indian Island Golf Course, Sandy Pond Golf Course in Riverhead, and Woods at Cherry Creek.

Stotzky Memorial Park on Columbus Avenue in Riverhead is an excellent spot to relax or let out some extra energy in between exploring the region. This particular park is widespread with picnic areas, open fields, a playground, two soccer fields, baseball fields, a dog park, tennis courts, and more. 

As you enter Wading River on North Country Road, sit and watch the resident ducks swim by at the Wading River Duck Ponds. The best time to visit is in the early mornings before 9am or in the late afternoon after 4pm. 

How to Travel to Riverhead

There are several convenient ways to travel to Riverhead. From Manhattan, the most direct and fastest route is by train on the LIRR from Penn Station with a switchover in Ronkonkoma. There is a train station in Riverhead and nearby stations in Speonk, Westhampton, and Hampton Bays on the South Shore/South Fork. There are also bus routes from Manhattan with the Hampton Jitney and their luxury line, the Hampton Ambassador. The Hampton Jitney has both a North and South Fork line, with a preliminary stop in Manorville.

Traveling from Connecticut? The Cross Sound Ferry travels between New London and Orient Point and offers a full, daily timetable schedule.

Places to Go

The town of Riverhead on the North Fork has several notable places of interest for individuals and families of all ages. For those who wish to discover more about local history and culture, visit such sites and attractions as the Railroad Museum of Long Island and the Suffolk County Historical Society and Hallockville Museum Farm.

There are dozens of wineries that stretch across the town of Riverhead. A selection of wineries to discover in Riverhead are Palmer Vineyards, Paumanok Vineyards in Aquebogue, and both Farrm Wine and Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard in Calverton.

Riverhead is also home to such breweries and distilleries as Peconic County Brewing, Tradewinds Brewing, North Fork Brewing Company, Long Ireland Beer Company, übergeek Brewing Company, Jamesport Farm Brewery, Twin Fork Beer Co., Twin Stills Moonshine, Montauk Distilling Co., Riverhead Ciderhouse and Long Island Spirits in Baiting Hollow.

The majority of the breweries and wineries in Riverhead are open year round as well as seven days a week.

A must is stopping at one of the many farm stands across the town of Riverhead. Top picks include Hubbards Farm Stand, Golden Earthworm Organic Farm, Briermere Farms, Breitenbach Farms, Helen’s Greenhouses & Flower Farm, 1760 Homestead Farm, Harbes Orchard, Schmitt’s Farm Stand and Goodale Farms in Aquebogue (Note that most of these farm stands are open seasonally, or through the holiday season).

There is also the indoor East End Food Market in Riverhead. It is open on Fridays between 3-7pm May through October and 9a-1p on Saturdays the end of November through April. The market hosts a wide range of local vendors from across the North Fork.

Specifically for families, places in the town of Riverhead to visit include the Long Island Aquarium, East End Arts, Safari Adventure, Lavender by the Bay Calverton, Roanoke Lavender Farm, Tanger Outlets, Splish Splash Water Park (open Memorial Day to Labor Day), Hallockville Museum Farm, Long Island Science Center, Riverhead Raceway and All Star for bowling and arcade games. 

For entertainment, The Suffolk Theater and Vail-Leavitt Music Hall offer a variety of local and professional performances.

Where to Dine in Riverhead

The town of Riverhead on the North Fork has an abundance of casual and fine dining establishments. Many of these restaurants are family owned and operated, and have been in business for decades. Several of these restaurants are also within walking distance of the businesses throughout the vibrant downtown Riverhead neighborhood.

We divided the following recommended restaurants by hamlet:

Aquebogue

Barrow Food House on Main Road serving home cooked food with produce sourced from the family’s farm down the road.  Amanda and Kyle are a husband and wife chef team who grew up on the North Fork and set out to bring a menu that focuses on handmade fast casual options with the best ingredients. Barrow Food House is closed on Mondays.

Il Giardino Restaurant off of Main Road brings a piece of Sicily to the historic hamlet of Aquebogue. Chef and Owner John Gambino focuses on sourcing fresh seasonal ingredients from the local farms and waters. Their gorgeous garden hosts outdoor dining in the spring, summer and fall months.

Modern Snack Bar is a North Fork landmark that has been around since 1950 and is instantly recognizable with their iconic neon sign. Located right off of Main Road, Modern Snack Bar serves great home cooking with dishes ranging from Soft Shell Crab and Long Island Duck to their famous Lemon Meringue pie.

On The Docks is an American restaurant overlooking the marina on the Peconic River. With breathtaking views of the Lighthouse Marina and Meetinghouse Creek, On The Docks in Aquebogue features an indoor and outdoor bar and live music. The menu features a raw bar and entrees like Horseradish Crusted Salmon and Chicken Francaise. Happy Hour is Tuesday-Friday from 4-7pm.

Baiting Hollow

Cooperage Inn is a popular and quaint country American restaurant that is open for lunch and dinner. Live music and events take place all year round on select nights. Dishes to try include Herb Panko Crusted North Fork Blackfish, Paella, Braised Short Rib Stroganoff, and Chicken Pot Pie. Cooperage Inn also has regular rotating specials.

Calverton

Golden Jalapenos is a fun Tex-Mex restaurant on the North Fork that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their menu includes a variety of breakfast burritos, salads, tacos, enchiladas, Chimichangas, Paellas, and more. The restaurant also features a full bar. Golden Jalapenos also delivers to Calverton, Manorville, Wading River, and Riverhead.

J&R’s Steakhouse has been around for over 20 years and is known for their top quality prime rib, steaks, and seafood. Both indoor and outdoor dining is available. Prix Fixe and Happy Hour menus are available on select nights. In addition to Calverton, J&R’s Steakhouse has locations in central Long Island including Rocky Point, Medford, and Islip.

Riverhead

Jerry and the Mermaid on East Main Street in downtown Riverhead is a family friendly and family-owned seafood restaurant that serves lunch and dinner. Their menu includes a selection of hot and cold appetizers, salads, pastas, and seafood like Cajun Pan Roasted Salmon and Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna. They also have a signature cocktail list as well as a beer and wine list.

Farm Country Kitchen is a new American restaurant set in a rustic refurbished farmhouse on the Peconic River shore. Serving lunch and dinner (closed Tuesdays), Farm Country Kitchen serves a selection of homemade soups, sandwiches, paninis, wraps, salads, and rotating entrée specials. Dinner menu highlights include Island Ciopino, Gnocci Shiitaki, and Crescent Duck.

The Birchwood of Polish Town is a true Polish Town landmark in Riverhead that serves traditional Polish cuisine and American classics. Their generous menu includes a wide variety of seafood, steaks, roasts, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and so much more. The restaurant also hosts an array of events year round for families of all ages.

Stonewalls is located on The Woods Golf Course and serves French American cuisine for lunch and dinner. Dishes on the lunch menu include Mussels, an Open Face Steak Sandwich, and a Spinach Pear Salad. For dinner, try Duck a l’orange, Filet Mignon, Grilled Swordfish, or Chicken Milanese to name a few.

Star Confectionery is located in the heart of downtown RIverhead and has been a staple on the North Fork for generations. Open for breakfast and lunch, Star Confectionery serves milkshakes, pancakes, omelets, French Toast, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, and more. Breakfast is served until 11:30am. Cash only. 

Snowflake Ice Cream Shop on West Main Street in Riverhead serves a wide variety of ice cream as well as novelty items like ice cream sandwiches, sprinkle cones, and dip tops. Just for dogs, Snowflake serves Muttwiches that feature  two Milkbone dog biscuits with premium vanilla ice cream. Open everyday beginning at 10am. 

Dari-Land on RT 25 across from All Star bowling has been open for over 25 years and serves takeout ice cream treats as well as smoothies, special order cakes, and more. Open seven days a week. 

Wading River

Desmond’s Restaurant & Pub at East Wind Long Island is a New American restaurant with Italian influences. They offer a pub menu and dinner menu that is served daily. On Saturdays there is a breakfast buffet, and brunch is served on Sundays. Live music and events rotate monthly. Happy Hour is served Monday-Friday from 4-8pm.

La Plage is an elegant French-American restaurant on the Sound. This romantic dining destination features a full wine list and cocktail menu and serves lunch and dinner. Fresh seafood and produce is caught and brought in daily. Notable dishes include the Gold and Red Beet Salad, Slow-Braised Pork Osso Bucco, and Pan Seared Branzino. 

North Tavern on N Country Road is a family-owned American restaurant that is well known for their fun hometown atmosphere. Dishes to try include everything from Long Stem Artichoke Salad and Grandma’s Pierogi to Pop’s Pot Roast and the Overstuffed Corned Beef Reuben Sandwich. North Tavern is open for dinner Tuesday-Sunday beginning at 4pm. 

Annual Activities in Riverhead

Riverhead is known for hosting a wide selection of annual events that are perfect for everyone to enjoy. These annual events include Alive on 25, Reflextions, and the Cardboard Boat Races

Oktoberfest and Halloween is another popular time to visit Riverhead with a wide range of events taking place throughout the town. These events include Halloween Fest in downtown Riverhead and the Hallockville Museum Farm Halloween Trunk-or-Treat.

Riverhead hosts a number of holiday fairs during the months of November and December including the Holiday Parade and Bonfire

Lodging in Riverhead

The town of Riverhead on the North Fork has a wide variety of hotel accommodations and lodging options.

Aqua by American Beech is a stunning beachside hotel on the Peconic Bay in Aquebogue. Newly renovated, this chic hotel offers a wide range of amenities including a sauna, firepit, and beach access as well as a variety of watersports like paddleboarding and kayaking. Their rooftop suite is truly a one-of-a-kind experience on the North Fork with a private deck and balcony with a private staircase that leads to the garden. 

Hotel Indigo Long Island is a pet-friendly IHG Hotel located just down the street from Tanger Outlets and Splish Splash. Guests will enjoy an onsite outdoor pool, fitness center, wood-burning fireplace and their onsite restaurant Bistro 72. Bistro 72 serves farm-to-table dishes and local wine pairings. The pool is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Onsite parking is available. 

Hyatt Place Long Island/East End is a pet friendly hotel with 100 spacious guest rooms located immediately next to the Long Island Aquarium. Amenities include complimentary breakfast, digital check in, free parking, pool, electric vehicle charging, fitness center, onsite restaurant, and much more. Their outdoor restaurant, Seaside Grill, serves lunch and dinner and is open seasonally from Memorial Day to mid-October. 

The Inn And Spa At East Wind is a luxurious hotel that offers rooms and suites with modern amenities. Amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center, and hair and makeup salon. In addition to a hotel, East Wind is a one-stop destination for a restful day on the North Fork. Visitors will discover a range of dining options, a spa, shops, and a carousel. 

The Preston House & Hotel is located directly across from the Long Island Aquarium and is centrally located in downtown Riverhead within an easy walking distance to nearby restaurants and shops. Amenities include an in room Lavazza espresso machine, turndown service, 24/7 fitness room, and access to an offsite indoor pool and seasonal outdoor pool. Their upscale restaurant serves dinner and weekend brunch year round. Onsite parking is available for guests of the hotel and restaurant. 

Discover the Town of Southold on the North Fork

East End Getaway has curated a guide to the towns across the North and South Forks, highlighting some of the best of what to see and do plus what the insiders know. This information will help you map and plan your next getaway to the East End of Long Island. Today, we take you inside the town of Southold

Brief Overview of Southold

The town of Southold is the easternmost town on the North Fork containing the following hamlets: Cutchogue, East Marion, Fishers Island, Laurel, Mattituck, New Suffolk, Orient, Peconic and Southold. This bucolic North Fork town stretches over twenty-five miles west to east from Laurel and out to Orient Point and located just over two hours away or about 100 miles from New York City. 

Southold was founded in 1640 by English settlers and soon became a thriving farming and fishing community. Known for its rich history and heritage, the vast town of Southold is an ideal destination for visiting historic sites, vineyards, adventure, water activities and boutique shopping. 

How to Travel to Southold

There are several convenient ways to travel to Southold. From Manhattan, the most direct and fastest route is by train from Penn Station with a switchover in Ronkonkoma. On the North Fork, there are train stops in Riverhead, Mattituck, and Southold. There are also bus routes from Manhattan with the Hampton Jitney and their luxury line, the Hampton Ambassador

Traveling from Connecticut? The Cross Sound Ferry travels between New London and Orient Point and offers a full, daily timetable schedule. 

The hamlet of Mattituck has a small, privately owned airport that is available for public use. 

Places to Go

The town of Southold on the North Fork has several notable places of interest for individuals and families of all ages. For those who wish to discover more about local history and culture, visit such sites and attractions as Horton Point Lighthouse Nautical Museum, Southold Indian Museum, the Railroad Museum of Long Island in Greenport, and the East End Seaport Museum that is also in Greenport. 

There are dozens of wineries that stretch across the town of Southold. A selection of wineries to discover in Southold are Sparkling Pointe, One Woman Wines & Vineyards, Corey Creek Tap Room, Osprey’s Dominion in Peconic, Kontokosta Winery in Greenport, Sannino Vineyards, and Pugliese Vineyard in Cutchogue. 

Southold is also home to such breweries as Greenport Harbor Brewing Company in Greenport and Eastern Front Brewing Co. in Mattituck. 

The majority of the breweries and wineries in Southold are open year-round as well as seven days a week. 

Specifically for families with young children, places in the town of Southold to visit include Cedar Beach County Park (a public beach), Lavender by the Bay in the hamlet of East Marion, the Antique Carousel in Village of Greenport, North Fork Flower Farm, and Laurel Lake Preserve.      

Where to Dine

Southold on the North Fork has an abundance of casual and fine dining establishments. Many of these restaurants are family owned and operated, and have been in business for decades. Visitors can easily discover the true character and charm of the North Fork by visiting the many locally owned restaurants. We divided recommended restaurants by hamlet:

Cutchogue

Touch of Venice for Italian fare in a relaxed dining experience. Outdoor dining is available. 

Braun Seafood Co. for seafood chowder and plenty more seafood favorites, beloved by locals. 

Red Roaster Bistro for homestyle American meals with old-fashioned, rooster-themed decor. 

East Marion

Hellenic Snack Bar and Restaurant for Greek comfort classics. Ample outdoor dining is available. 

Angel’s Country Store for quick sandwiches, salads, and snacks. 

Laurel

Cliff’s Elbow Room Too! for burgers, steaks, and seafood dishes in a local tavern. 

Hallock’s Cider Mill for homemade pies, local, produce, soups, and more. 

Mattituck

Love Lane Kitchen for a wide range of comfort food selections with house roasted coffee. Outdoor dining is available. 

A Mano for wood-fired pizzas, pastas, and Tuscan-style steaks.  

East On Main for burgers, steaks, pastas, and more tavern style fare. 

New Suffolk

Legends for upscale American fare and a casual sports bar that features over 200 types of beer. 

Case’s Place for a wide range of seafood fare as well as burgers and salads. Waterfront dining. 

Greenport

The Frisky Oyster for American bistro fare for local ingredients and a fun, hipster vibe. 

PORT Waterfront Bar & Grill for an array of fresh seafood and pub fare, located on the waterfront. 

Noah’s for New American fare with a menu that features small plates with a strong emphasis on local ingredients. 

Orient

Duryea’s Orient Point on the waterfront features a selection of seafood including their famous Lobster Cobb salad.

Southold

Wednesday’s Table for sandwiches, soup, and coffee.

A Lure Chowder House features locally sourced seafood with local wine. There is a fireplace inside. 

North Fork Table & Inn for upscale farm and sea cuisine with a strong wine and cocktail list. 

Erik’s Breakfast & Lunch is a daytime cafe that offers a selection of egg sandwiches, seafood, burgers, and more. 

Annual Activities in Southold

Southold is known for hosting a wide selection of annual events that are perfect for everyone to enjoy. One of the most popular events is the Maritime Festival in Greenport that typically takes place during the last weekend in September. For 2023, the Maritime Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th. 

Southold hosts several holiday fairs during the months of November and December. 

One of the most famous events is at the beginning of the summer season: the Mattituck Strawberry Festival – For 2023, June 14th -18th.

Lodging in Southold

The town of Southold on the North Fork has a wide variety of hotel accommodations and lodging options. 

Sannino Vineyard Bed & Breakfast located in Cutchogue, in the heart of Long Island’s Wine Country, is a romantic North Fork getaway. Choose from a Tuscan styled Suite or Villa, both with stunning views of the main estate and sustainable vineyards. Luxurious amenities, a Chef’s Choice full hot breakfast delievered to you each morning and a complimentary tasting and cheese platter for two at the Tasting House is included with your stay.

Sound View Greenport is an iconic waterfront property where every guestroom has a waterview. This hotel is well known for their attention to detail, and high end amenities. Sound View also has an onsite restaurant called Halyard. 

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast is set near a private beach close to the Old Field Vineyards and Sparkling Pointe winery. Amenities include breakfast, laundry, airport shuttle service, and bicycle rentals. 

The Shoals Suites & Slips is a tranquil hotel that features 20 suites and 20 slips on Peconic Bay. Modern comforts and amenities include robes and slippers, mood lighting, kitchenette, bath products by Malin + Goetz, wireless internet, and much more. The Shoals also offers waterfront yoga classes taught by The Giving Room. 

The Harborfront Inn is a charming property located within walking distance to many shops, restaurants, and ferry to Shelter Island in the village of Greenport. The hotel features traditionally decorated rooms and suites. Free breakfast is offered and there is an outdoor pool. 

Cedar House on Sound Bed and Breakfast in Mattituck is set within a converted barn on the grounds of a vineyard. The B&B features a variety of contemporary rooms and suites. Overnight stays include a two-course breakfast served in their open-plan kitchen and dining room. The common area or great room includes such amenities as a large flatscreen TV, 24-hour self serve coffee and tea station, game table, billiard table, and more. 

The East End Al Fresco!

Looking for a way to make the most out of summer on the East End? We look to embrace the multitude of outdoor activities across the North and South Forks of Long Island, including everything from water sports and bike tours to exploring the many nature trails and state parks. Below, we round up several different types of outdoor activities on the East End for everyone to experience this summer, with select activities available year-round.  

North Fork

Long Island Canoe Kayak Rentals at Treasure Cove Resort Marina

Looking for fun on the forks? Spend a few hours – or an entire day – discovering the natural beauty of Long Island’s local waterways. Ideally located on the picturesque Peconic River, Long Island Canoe Kayak Rentals, part of Treasure Cove Resort Marina, features in-season canoe, kayak, stand up paddle board, fishing pole, electric tour board, and bicycle rentals. Seasonal guided tours also offered.

Peconic Water Sports

Ready for some thrills on the water this summer? Peconic Water Sports based in Southold offers a wide variety of water sports activities for everyone of all ages. They also have two additional locations, one in Montauk and one in Noyack. Water sports activities, perfect for the outdoor enthusiasts in your life, include tubing, boat rentals, charters, fishing, water skiing, surfing, and so much more. 

Reflextions Riverhead

Located in Milton L Burns Park, or also known as Grangebel Park, in downtown Riverhead, Reflextions offers both a daytime and nighttime walkable component of stunning standalone reflective art displays. At nights the magic begins when the art pieces are illuminated during their special events throughout the summer and into the fall. Each illumination event includes live performing arts and other onsite activities.

Tour the North Fork Breweries

The North Fork is home to several notable breweries, many of which offer ample outdoor seating space and activities including live music, local business pop ups, trivia nights, and more. Many of these breweries and cider houses throughout the North Fork also have outdoor tasting rooms, outdoor fire pits like Woodside Orchards in Aquebogue. Other notable breweries include Tradewinds Brewing Company, Peconic County Brewing, Jamesport Farm Brewery, and Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

Relax and Play at Mitchell Park 

Mitchell Park is located in the heart of Greenport Village on Front Street and offers a variety of playful activities and serves as a relaxing oasis for families of all ages. In addition to strolling along the marina, there is the rustic antique carousel, plenty of space to picnic and relax on the lawn, and come wintertime there is an ice skating rink. 

East End Bike Tours

Looking to explore the bounty and beauty of North Fork’s vineyards? East End Bike Tours offers guided tours that include a scenic 13.5-mile journey through the North Fork. Pass architectural landmarks, picturesque vineyards, and more. A bike ride with East End Bike Tours is the perfect outdoor activity on the East End for groups of friends and family members whether visiting the region for the first time or for those who frequent the region. 

Eastern Long Island Kampground

Go camping (or even glamping) at the Eastern Long Island Kampground in Greenport. The campground features more than 20 acres of stunning campground space for tents and RVs in addition to glamping sites, cabins, and safari tents. Create a connection with nature and the outdoors with a variety of activities including archery. Great for families and friends of all ages.

The Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve

Become reconnected with the outdoors on the East End of Long Island at The Cranberry Bog Preserve in the wetlands of Riverhead. The park is what remains of an abandoned cranberry-growing sector. The 150+ acre preserve is a natural reservoir for Long Island’s fresh water supply. Spend the day hiking and exploring the Little Peconic River, birds species, reptiles, and the different types of other local wildlife. 

Stroll along the Peconic Riverfront Park

The stunning Peconic Riverfront Park is in the heart of downtown Riverhead. After visiting the local restaurants and shops and strolling down Main Street, relax on the riverfront with your family and watch the wildlife or taking a relacing stroll. A perfect way to unwind outdoors, Ammann Park on the Peconic Riverfront has two gazebos, several benches along the waterfront, and picnic tables. 

Live Music at the Wineries

Several wineries across the North Fork, many of which are family and pet friendly, offer a live outdoor music series throughout the summer season. A sample of wineries offering live outdoor music during the summer season include Pindar Vineyards, Clovis Point, Suhru Wines, Osprey’s Dominion Vineyard, and more. It is best to check with each individual winery for their rotating lists of musicians and the live music schedule. 

Harbes Family Farm

A perfect family friendly destination for plenty of outdoor activities, Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck hosts a variety of festivals throughout the summer including Peach Harvest Festival and Tomato Harvest Festival, both held in August. Additional outdoor summer activities for visitors to the North Fork are visiting the farm animals, the trike track, duck racing games, the spiderweb climber, play tractors, giant sandboxes, and so much more. 

Lavender by the Bay 

Lavender by the Bay has two locations: East Marion and Calverton. Both offer the ideal outdoor activity spot for those spending the weekend exploring the North Fork. Spend the afternoon relaxing in and exploring the lavender fields, taking breathtaking photos, and purchasing freshly picked and dried lavender. Must have items from their shop include their essential oils, lavender honey, lavender soap, and sachets. Note that their peak growing season is typically in mid-July. 

Splish Splash

Splish Splash in Riverhead is the perfect destination to cool off this summer season. As New York’s largest outdoor waterpark, Splish Splash has a wide range of outdoor activities and water rides for family and friends to enjoy all summer season long. Rides range from calm to thrilling like Dragon’s Den, Riptide Racer, Bombs Away, and the Lazy River. Onsite eateries and other activities are widely available throughout the park. 

East End Seaport Museum Lighthouse and Cruise tours

The East End Seaport Museum, located in Greenport, has a full schedule of lighthouse cruises and tours for the summer season. A great way to get out to sea and explore the outdoors on the North Fork, the lighthouse and cruise excursions are family friendly and offer an excellent way to learn about the unique nautical history of Greenport. The lighthouse is open daily during the summer, except Tuesdays. 

South Fork

Tour LongHouse Reserve

LongHouse Reserve, located in picturesque East Hampton, is a collection of gardens and sculptures amongst 16 acres filled with unique pieces by such notable artists as Buckminster Fuller and Willem de Kooning. The sculpture gardens are open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:30-5pm. Timed ticketed entries are available. A full summer calendar is in full swing at LongHouse Reserve, including a summer outdoor concert series and a variety of tours, wellness classes, and camp activities led by Shine NYC.  

Explore Quogue Wildlife Refuge

The Quogue Wildlife is a stunning nature preserve filled with plenty of outdoor exploration activities, events, and educational programming. In addition to offering plenty of outdoor activities during the summer months, Quogue Wildlife Refuge is open year-round. The Refuge is home to seven miles of trails for exploring their diverse habitats. See if you can spot the ecologically rare Dwarf Pines in the Pine Barrens. Then, come inside to visit the owls, falcons, hawks, and other native New York animals who are unable to return to the wild and call the Outdoor Wildlife Complex home. 

Lighthouse Loop Trail/Explore the beach and grounds of the Montauk Point Lighthouse

The Montauk Point Lighthouse is one of if not the most famous landmark on Long Island. Group tours of the lighthouse and grounds are available to groups of 20 or more and must be booked in advance. Near the lighthouse is the Lighthouse Loop Trail that takes you through Montauk State Park as well as the beautiful cliff beaches. The serene beauty makes for one of the best outdoor photo opportunities on the East End. Plus, a great outdoor event to check out is the Montauk Music Festival

Walking the Dunes of Hither Hills State Park

Hither Hills State Park on the Napeague Stretch near Montauk is a beautiful destination to walk and explore the outdoors on the easternmost part of Long Island. Hither Hills State Park offers nature trails to ocean beaches, picnic tables, seasonal recreation programs, a playground, fishing, and a campground with tent and trailer sites. 

Long Pond Greenbelt Trail

Located in Bridgehampton on the South Fork, the Long Pond Greenbelt Trail offers a variety of expansive outdoor exploring opportunities for families of all ages. The Greenbelt is a unique preserve that is home to coastal plain ponds, freshwater swamps, wetlands, and woodlands. In particular, the Greenbelt is home to thirteen rare coastal plain ponds. At the southern end of the Greenbelt is Sagaponack Pond which opens to the Atlantic Ocean. 

Explore Madoo Conservancy

Take your family and friends to the beautiful gardens at Madoo Conservancy on Sagg Main Street in Sagaponack on the South Fork. This special haven is open by appointment only. Admission is free and openings times are Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12-4pm. Unique exhibitions and events rotate throughout the summer season. 

Guided nature walks and hikes with East Hampton Trails Preservation Society

Outdoor and nature lovers from all over will enjoy the wide variety of activities and trails available or offered through the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society. Scheduled activities throughout the season include beach walks, area tours, maintenance hikes, and much more. Plus, there are free hikes, bike rides, and paddling all year long. 

Visit Elizabeth A. Morton Wildlife Refuge 

The Elizabeth A. Morton Wildlife Refuge, located near Sag Harbor, is one of the most beautiful and scenic outdoor destinations on the East End of Long Island. The refuge offers dozens of acres of exploration year-round. The winding trails of the refuge take visitors through diverse habitats including sandy and rock beaches, forests, fields, and the beach. Wildlife you may spot include deer, painted turtles, eastern chipmunks, osprey, long-tailed ducks, green frogs, and many more types of animals. Note that the refuge opens a half hour before sunrise and closes a half hour after sunset.

East Hampton Main Beach Saturday Yoga/Film Night on Tuesdays

The South Fork of Long Island is perhaps most famous for being home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. East Hampton’s Main Beach offers a variety of activities and events throughout the summer season including free yoga on the pavilion every Saturday beginning at 8:30am through Labor Day weekend. There is also a rotating schedule of outdoor live music every Tuesday evenings throughout the summer. 

Wolffer Estate

Sunset Fridays and Saturdays are some of the most popular outdoor summer events on the South Fork. Taking place at Wolffer Estate in Sagaponack on Montauk Highway, visitors enjoy a casual and fun night among the vines paired with a gorgeous sunset, live music, and Wolffer wine. Music starts at 5pm and goes until sunset. Wine and ciders are available by the glass or bottle. No reservation is required. 

Introducing the East End. What Does ‘End Up Here’ Mean to our Local Community?

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By Vanessa Gordon

 

As we begin to open our business and community even further this summer, we welcome and invite visitors to the East End of Long Island to discover what to see, where to go, and what to do. In addition, we introduce you to members of our beloved New York region that encompasses the North and South Forks.

 

When we asked several longtime locals on the East End, “What does ‘End Up Here’ mean to them?”, their answers embodied the heart and soul of where they have called home and have established businesses.

 

We invite you to get to know just some of the many incredible people that represent the East End tourism destination.

 

#EndUpHere

 

Soak In What’s Around Us

 

Growing up and working on Long Island, and owning a business is such a unique experience. Many of us take for granted the beautiful surroundings we are lucky enough to call home.

 

“Ending up” on the east end means taking some time to look around, [and] soak in what we have. It means taking a staycation right here!

 

Make time to stop at a local market & experience what we grow, stop at a local brewery or restaurant & taste what other locals are working hard to create. Visit a park or beach and realize that we’re surrounded by local beauty, and really make the most of that.”

 

Sheila Malone, Manager of Long Ireland Beer Co.

 

A Labor of Love

 

“Ending up here for us is a labor of love. Having grown up on the South Fork, our family has planted our roots firmly in Greenport Village to be nearer to local and sustainable food, country vibes and the breathtaking water culture.

 

We having come from Switzerland and feel a strong kinship with our community as their lifestyle has so many similarities to our heritage.

 

Our three restaurants highlight what ending up here is all about- discovering Craft BBQ and Music at Green Hill Kitchen & ‘Cue, celebrating the maritime cuisine through our retail fish market and dinning room at Anker and our roots by presenting a new concept-in Alpina: a wine bar and Swiss-Italian cuisine.”

 

Robin Mueller of the Green Hill Group, Greenport

 

Where We Began

 

“For us, “end up here” is really about ending up where we began. When we were little, my sister and I came to Drossos to play mini golf with our dad every Sunday (mom got to sleep in!).

 

Over the years, we got to know the family that made it such a wonderful place, and to have the opportunity to work alongside them, serving Jennie’s great food to new families, is just such a thrill.”

 

– Andrew Werts, co-owner Werts East LLC “Jennie’s at Drossos” & “Ellen’s on Front

 

A Life-Long Community

 

“After a leap of faith in 1998 I bought a deli and building after seeing it for sale in the local classifieds. After founding Duffy’s Deli I was lucky enough to meet my wife Wendy shortly after. She worked across the street at the Elbow Room.

 

Over the next 18 years we raised 2 boys who now work in the deli as well. Both of them spent time on the back counter in car seats for many long afternoons as infants.

 

In the 22 years I’ve owned the deli I’ve seen Jamesport transform from a farming community to an ‘agritourism’ destination.

 

I’ve been an active member of the Jamesport FD for 20 years. The friendships that have gained from being a central part of the Jamesport community are life-long and this way of life is ingrained in the community.  I am very lucky to have “ended up here.”

 

–Duffy Griffiths, owner of Duffy’s Deli

 

A Dream Destination

 

“Ending up here is the dream that our visitors get to appreciate for a moment, but us locals get to experience every day of our lives.

 

The east end, in my opinion, is one of the most amazing places you could ever live, work or visit. It has so much to offer and so many incredible things to see. I am proud to live and run my business on the east end.

 

I thank God every day for these blessings.”

 

– Jerry Dicecco, owner of Jerry and the Mermaid

 

There Is No Place Better

 

“Herb Mandel was a successful realtor and businessman. He would show up at my restaurant at 6:00 a.m. before I opened my doors. “Coffee George,” he would say behind his newspaper, not much more.

 

One day he asked me if I had a minute. He told me that he had traveled all over the world and had often been on cruises that circumnavigated the entire planet. He said, “There is no place better to live on the planet then the North fork of Long Island.”

 

I was sixteen and thought he was insane. Too rural for a teenager I guess. He was a wise man.”

 

–George Giannaris, owner of Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant

 

Where Summer Begins

 

“’End Up Here’ instantly reminds me of summers at The Lobster Roll. Ending up here is where summer begins. And most importantly, everyone can end up here. The Lobster Roll restaurant is very family friendly in so many ways from priority ordering and food delivery for our youngest customers, to activities and signature freshly baked dessert favorites for children. We are also pet friendly with a special deck area outside for seating.

 

Our philosophy is meeting the needs of our customers. We are here to serve them.”

 

-Andrea Anthony, owner of The Lobster Roll AKA Lunch

 

Much To Offer

 

“There are so many places to end up at on the east end of Long Island. For me, the whole east end is paradise. I love boating around Shelter Island and Sag Harbor. It is even free to dock your boat in Riverhead!

 

There are so many different farm stands, and different breweries. It is also phenomenal how many different ethnic restaurants have opened up in these past few years. In Riverhead, for example, we have a Turkish restaurant, a Jamaican restaurant, and Argentinian steakhouse, a taco restaurant, and of course seafood restaurants. There is so much to offer when you end up here!”

 

-Bob Kern, President of the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce

 

The Ideal East End Getaway

 

“When you end up here you get to embrace and take in all the beauty of the East End of Long Island, and the beaches to the vineyards to the quaint towns what a beautiful parks and the unique artist and culture the East End has some thing for everyone.

 

Begin in the walking-friendly town of Greenport. Then, take the ferry to Shelter Island, eventually ending up in Sag Harbor.

 

Or, a multiple day trip may include staying in Riverhead at the Hyatt East End on the water. Then, head to the North Fork and enjoy the vineyards and farm stands.

 

On the next day, head to the South Fork and take in the fantastic towns of the Hamptons and beaches all the way out to Montauk to see the lighthouse or go horseback riding on the beach.

 

If you end up here, you will have cherished memories to last a lifetime.”

 

– Bryan DeLuca, Executive Director of the Long Island Aquarium

 

All Roads Lead to Montauk

 

“Having been a Montauk resident since childhood and having owned and operated many travel and tourism-based businesses on the East End for over 40 years, the term end up here simply means to me that “all roads lead to Montauk”.

 

While in the past that may have been a well-kept secret, it is certainly no secret now that Montauk is one the most wonderful travel destinations in the country. Our combination of pristine, white sand beaches coupled with thousands of acres of preserved open spaces and parkland creates the backdrop for some of the best vacation memories available.

 

Although it’s hard to put into words the uniqueness of the Montauk attitude, I can attest to the fact that once you’ve experienced it you will be forever drawn to return.

 

With our thousands of guest accommodations, a wealth of casual and fine dining establishments and a multitude of outdoor recreational activities, Montauk has long been and will continue to be the destination of choice for visitors to the east end.”

 

-Paul Monte, President, Montauk Chamber of Commerce

 

Share your East End Stories with #EndUpHere 

 

Top Camping Sites and Activities Across the East End

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The campgrounds across the East End of Long Island include some of the most breathtaking ocean views, hiking trails and unique wildlife habits. The scenic surroundings capture the beauty and bounty of the region, making it the ideal year-round camping destination.

We have put together a list of some of the campgrounds across the North and South Forks that will make you feel like a kid again. These include state and town parks, and privately owned camping sites.

North Fork

 

Cliff and Ed’s Campground

395 Schoolhouse Road, Cutchogue

(631) 298-4091

Cliff and Ed’s Campground is a full hookup park for RVs and is ideal for short-term and long-term camping stays. Water, sewage, and electric hookups are available on all sites. Picnic tables are also available for outdoor dining and food prep.

 

Eastern Long Island Kampground

690 Queen Street, Greenport

April 28th – November 30th

Eastern Long Island Kampground is Long Island’s largest private campground. The campsite offers a variety of onsite activities for everyone of all ages including archery, an outdoor swimming pool, a newly renovated recreation center featuring a foosball table, a pool table, and much more. Glamping tents, RV camping sites, and cabins are available for booking. Reservations well in advance are encouraged.

 

Indian Island County Park

Cross River Drive (Route 105), Riverhead

In Season: April 1 – November 11

Off Season: November 12 – March 31

The 275-acre Indian Island County Park is located at the estuarine mouth of the Peconic River and connected to the mainland by a causeway composed entirely of white sands. This North Fork campground is open to the public year-round. Activities include hiking, fishing, picnicking, bird watching, and an activity field. The Park offers trailer and tent campsites for organized groups, individuals, and camping clubs. Restrooms and shower facilities are available onsite. 

Water is turned off during Off Season and all camping units must be self-contained during off season.

 

McCann Campground

2600 Moore’s Lane Greenport

Located about one mile from the waterfront village of Greenport, McCann Campground is most ideal for RVs and trailers, with tenting campgrounds allocated  as well.  Water, sewer, and electricity are available onsite. Occupancy is limited to four persons per site. There is a $5 fee per guest per night. Pets must be registered upon entering the campground. 



Peconic River Campground

312 South River Road, Calverton

Visitors to the rustic Peconic River Campground can enjoy nature walks, canoeing, hiking, and fishing, among other outdoor recreational activities. This pitching tent-only campground also includes picnic tables, campfires, and diverse natural areas for walking and exploring. There is a $40 minimum per night up to a family of four. Each additional child is $10. 

 

Wildwood State Park

790 Hulse Landing Road, Wading River

Wildwood State Park has trailer and tent sites available for campers. With over 600 acres of undeveloped forest, its boundaries edge up to the high bluff overlooking the Long Island Sound.

Campers can swim in the sound, picnic around the park and children can enjoy playground facilities.  Fishing, hiking and cross-country ski trails are other recreational activities year round.

New to the campground are cottages offering 3-season accommodations for 2-6 people nestled among the trees and just a short walk to the beach.

 


 

 

South Fork/Hamptons

 

Cedar Point County Park

5 Cedar Point Road, East Hampton

In Season: April 1 – November 11

Off Season: Closed to camping

Located in East Hampton’s Northwest Woods, this 600+ acre peninsula campsite boasts views of Gardiners Bay and Shelter Island off in the distance. Cedar Point County Park offers a freshwater lake with playgrounds, walking trails, and canoe rentals. Popular activities include fishing, rowboating, hiking, and hunting. Perhaps this may be the spot where you try some scuba diving. 

There is a general store on site that offers a snack bar as well as free Saturday night family movies, recreational equipment, and more. This is also a beautiful campsite for hosting private dinners and small events. 



Hither Hills Campground

164 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk

April – November

Hither Hills features a stunning two-mile sandy ocean beachfront, and a 40-acre freshwater lake, scenic picnic areas with fireplaces, sport fishing, a playground, and a 190-site campground on the ocean. The campground includes showers, restrooms, and a general store.

The park has a beach open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The camp also features an organized recreation program in the summer. The program includes family movies, folk and line dancing, children’s summer theater, magic shows, and various environmental interpretation programs. Additional activities throughout the year that can be organized include horseback riding, biking, boating, hunting, and wintertime cross-country skiing.



Montauk County Park

527 E Lake Drive, Montauk

In Season: April 1 – November 11

Off Season: Closed to camping

Montauk County Park offers outer beach access and camping for self-contained trailers with a permit. The park also offers salt and freshwater fishing, hiking, horseback riding with Deep Hollow Ranch, kayaking, canoeing, and more. 



Sears Bellows County Park

63 Bellows Pond Road, Hampton Bays

In Season: April 1 – November 11

Off Season: Closed to camping

Sears Bellows County Park is a 979-acre park that offers tent and trailer camping. The camping site has on-site showers and activities that include fishing, hiking, and horseback riding with a permit. The park also features row boat rentals that are offered on Bellows Pond. The park also has a playground, several picnic tables, and barbecue grills.



Shinnecock East County Park

Meadow Lane,Southampton

In Season: April 1 – November 11

Off Season: Closed to camping

Shinnecock East County Park is an inlet beach park that offers 100 self-contained camping sites on the outer beach (no tents) and recreation areas. Activities include fishing, swimming, and bird watching. The campsites are available to self-contained campers with a valid Suffolk County Parks Green Key Card.

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There is a tremendous variety of activities across the North Fork for everyone of all ages. From getting to know the farm animals and discovering plenty of sea creatures to traditional campground activities and so much more, we highlight ten terrific activities from Calverton and Riverhead to further east in Greenport.

Aquatic Adventures at Splish Splash Water Park, Calverton

Splish Splash Water Park is a popular annual family tradition on the East End. Splish Splash features 96 acres fun and exhilarating water rides for the whole family. Families of all ages can enjoy over 20 water slides, 2 wave pools, a large Kiddie Area, lazy river, a tropical bird show, and many different food and merchandise locations. High speed slides include Bombs Away, Riptide Racer, and Bootlegger’s Run. Bootlegger’s Run is the one and only hydromagnetic water coaster in New York full of breathtaking drops, including one from nearly five stories high. For those who wish to take it easy at the park, there is the Lazy River and Soak City.

Splish Splash Water Park is open from May-September. Daily and annual passes as well as parking passes are available to purchase online or in person.

Tour and Learn at Spirit’s Promise, Baiting Hollow

Visitors to Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation at Blossom Hollow Ranch are able to take part in a guided tour and meet the horses and other animals who call the Center home. Spirit’s Promise, a non-profit organization, rescues and cares for horses and many other barn animals who have been abused, neglected, or unwanted. In addition to several beautiful horses, each with very different stories, other barn animals include pigs, goats, cows, guinea hens, a dog named Jo, and a very friendly Turkey named Larry.

Spirit’s Promise is located on Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow. 45-minute horse and farm tours are available for booking, in addition to youth clinics, school field trips, youth clinics, parties, and farm theraputic recreation. Visitors are also welcome to become members.

An Undersea Adventure at Long Island Aquarium, Riverhead

Long Island Aquarium, open year round, is always packed with plenty to do for everyone including year round events and functions, tours, indoor and outdoor exhibits, and private animal encounters. Bring you and your family to the aquarium and take them on a magical journey through a wide range of exhibits that bring undersea wonders to life. Outdoor exhibits range from Otter Falls and Penguin Pavilion to Ancient Reptile Ruins and Creatures of the Night. For those rainy days, indoor exhibits include Butterflies, Critter Corner, the Lost City of Atlantis Shark Exhibit, and many more.

The aquarium hosts dozens of spectacular events throughout the year perfect for children of all ages. These include Princess Tea Parties, Swim with the Mermaids, Snorkeling Adventures and many interactive animal experiences like a personalized penguin encounter, and the bug encounter.

Long Island Aquarium on East Main Street is open seven days a week. Hours are 10am-4pm Monday-Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday.

Rich Railroading Heritage at Railroad Museum of Long Island, Riverhead and Greenport

The Railroad Museum of Long Island is a railway museum is a perfect destination for train lovers and enthusiasts of all ages.

In Riverhead, current exhibitions include recent artifacts from the ongoing restoration of Pennsylvania Station. Visitors to the Greenport museum can witness a celebration of Long Island Agriculture and the Long Island Rail Road, updates to our Conductors and Ticketing exhibit and what we believe is the very last, surviving wooden grade crossing sign from the LIRR

The Railroad Museum of Long Island is located in Riverhead on Griffing Avenue, and further east in Greenport on 4th Street. Both the Riverhead and Greenport museums are open on Saturday-Sunday seasonally from April-November. Riverhead is open on the weekends from 10am-4pm, and Greenport is open from 11am-4pm. Visitors are encouraged to travel between our two museum sites on the LIRR “Greenport Scoot” on weekends, once each day, from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Visitors can then step back in history as you ride through the North Fork.

Admission tickets and memberships are available.

Monkey Around at Safari Adventure, Riverhead

Safari Adventure is home to a huge 18-foot indoor playground and gaming center for children. Let your children climb, play, and explore together and meet new friends. The soft play equipment is ideal for children ages 1-10.

The play center has giant inflatables, a hands on area, toddler area, calming spa with weighted blankets, plus over 30 video games and skill games for children of all ages.

Safari Adventure, located on Pulaski Street, is now open seven days a week from 11am-6pm. Note that reservations are no longer required. Memberships and a rewards program are available for visitors.

Farm Fun at Catapano Dairy Farm, Peconic

Catapano Dairy Farm is a beloved goat farm and shop located in Peconic on the North Fork. A selection of interactive events are held during specific seasons, including baby goat yoga and farm yoga. Goat meet and greets are held after each yoga class.

Visit Catapano Dairy Farm for a tour and learn how to milk a goat, make goat cheese, and learn how a dairy farm operates while meeting the goats! The tours also include samplings of their delicious goat cheese. Tours are offered Tuesday-Thursday by appointment.

Catapano Dairy Farm on North Road is open 10am-5pm daily except most Tuesdays. Goat milking is at 4pm. The Farm is open the first Tuesday of the month for a half-priced farm tour at 1pm. Their onsite store is open 10am-5pm Friday-Sunday, and every day except Tuesday from May 31st for the season.

Their cheese selection is available seasonally and only for local pickup! Body soaps and crème available year-round and ship within the continental USA, perfect for sending to loved ones as gifts back home.

Plenty of Play at Harbes Family Farm, Mattituck

Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck may be considered the epicenter of family fun on the North Fork! Children will immediately fall in love with the animals at Harbes Barnyard Adventure, which features 8 acres of family fun, including farm animals, a Gnome Hedge Maze, Hayrides, Canna Bulb Flower Field, and much more! You could easily spend half the day at Harbes with the wide variety activities on hand for all ages, including weekend harvest events like the Sweet Corn Harvest, Tomato Harvest, and Watermelon Harvest, just to name a few.

Be sure to stop by the Mattituck Farmstand for plenty of farm-fresh produce on the East End. Produce ncludes Harbes own farm-grown super-sweet corn, tomatoes, peaches, watermelon, and apples. A must-try are Harbes’ signature fresh apple cider donuts made with real apple cider.

Harbes Family Farm is located on Sound Avenue and is open every day beginning at 10am. Harbes Orchard in Riverhead is also on Sound Avenue, and Harbes Farms is located on Main Road in Jamesport. Harbes Orchard reopens in September for apple picking. Harbes Farm Jamesport also opens for the autumn season in September and offers acres of pumpkin and fall festivals every weekend.

Explore the Seaside Wonders in the Village of Greenport

The Village of Greenport is one of the most diverse family friendly destinations on the East End. The historic seaside village is home to dozens of shops, indoor and outdoor activities, restaurants, museums, and so much more. Greenport also hosts dozens of festivals and events throughout the year.

Greenport Village has things to do for the whole family year round. Notable attractions include the Antique Carousel, East End Seaport Maritime Museum, and taking the family to the annual Maritime Festival in September. One of the best aspects about Greenport is that it is a very walkable village and very simple to navigate. Wish to visit Shelter Island via the North Ferry? Just hop on board! Shelter Island is great for older children and adults for cycling excursions.

Explore the Outdoors at Eastern Long Island Kampground, Greenport

Located just minutes away from downtown Greenport, Eastern Long Island Kampground is filled with plenty of outdoor (and indoor) activities for everyone in the family. ELIK is the largest privately owned Kampground on Long Island. Onsite activities range from archery and a swimming pool to indoor activities like foosball, a pool table, and chess. For overnight stays, guests may choose from a cabin suite, camper rental, or even a luxury safari tent.

Eastern Long Island Kampground is open through the fall making it the ideal spot for venturing to for a weekend getaway, Columbus Day Weekend, or Halloween.

Top Summer Family Activities in the Hamptons

LongHouse Gardens

More than ever, the Hamptons is booming with plenty of fun-filled activities across the region for the whole family. From Hampton Bays and out to Montauk, we highlight ten summer family activities that you would not want to miss out on.

Become Immersed in Play at the Children’s Museum of the East End, Bridgehampton

The Children’s Museum of the East End, located off of the Bridgehampton Turnpike in Bridgehampton, offers every type of imaginative play and learning experience for children of all ages. From Baby and Me classes to immersive, interactive play, the Children’s Museum (CMEE) offers the ideal environment for using play to learn science, language arts, social studies and the arts. These activities including arts and crafts, gardening, theater, building, and more.

During the summer months, CMEE offers a wide variety of summer camp classes from Chinese and Spanish immersion, cooking and music classes, and general summer camp programming for children ages 3 and up.

The Children’s Museum of the East End is currently open for timed admission Friday-Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am, 12-2pm, and 2:30-4:30pm. Click here to make your reservation.

Discover Your Natural Surrounds at the South Fork Natural History Museum, Bridgehampton

The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, located directly across from CMEE on the Bridgehampton Turnpike, invites family members of all ages to explore, learn about, and engage with the East End’s natural habitat and wildlife. SOFO is the only state-of-the-art natural history museum on the South Fork of Long Island.

When visitors arrive to the museum, they are guided by an expert environmental educator as they experience the museum’s galleries. The galleries feature live and recreated natural habitat exhibits; colorful floor-to-ceiling photo murals of forests, ponds, and ocean landscapes. Downstairs is a Marine Touch Tank where visitors can, in the water, hold sea stars, crabs, urchins, and whelks.

In addition to the museum, SOFO offers several outdoor events and tours, as well as virtual events, year round. These include live animal zoom presentations, sunset nature tours, whale watching cruises, bird hikes, kayak tours, beach cleaning initiatives, and more.

SOFO is open seven days a week from 10am-4pm. The museum is open for an additional hour from 4-5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school year (Mid September – Mid June) for free admission.

Rainy Day? There’s Plenty of Indoor Fun at the Clubhouse, East Hampton

The Clubhouse, opposite the East Hampton Airport on Daniel’s Hole Road, offers many different indoor and outdoor games and activities for children and adults. There is the popular 10-lane bowling alley that features lane side drinks & dining, as well as multiple game play options. In addition, The Clubhouse has arcade games, corn hole, and outdoor mini golf. During the summer months there are a variety of fitness class pop ups and events held throughout the venue.

The Clubhouse also has an onsite restaurant that offers indoor and outdoor dining and features sandwiches, burgers, farm fresh salads, crudo, rustic pizzas and more. Kids even have their own ‘Caddy’ children’s menu. For the adults, Happy Hour is Thursday-Friday from 4-6pm and includes specialty cocktails, drafts, house wines, pizza, and wings. Live music and comedy shows are scheduled regularly throughout the summer season. They are open Thursday-Monday.

Dip Into Nautical History at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, Sag Harbor

Set in the heart of Sag Harbor Village on Main Street is the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, just opposite the John Jermain Library. Originally built in 1845, the museum exhibits historical artifacts, photographs, and more that paint a picture of rich history of Sag Harbor as a whaling and fishing village.

One of the most recent exhibitions was a photograph exhibition of Sag Harbor and the East End taken by William Wallace Tooker circa 1895. Children of all ages will marvel at the town’s dynamic nautical history all with a fascinating learning experience. During the holiday season, the museum comes to life with festive decor throughout, including the stunning Sage Parlor.

The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum is open Thursday from 10am-4:30pm. The last entry is at 4pm. The museum is still offering their virtual museum: enjoy exhibits, enter contests, listen to music, watch short films, and more from home.

Unleash Your ‘Wild’ Side at Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue

Quogue Wildlife Refuge is a 300+ acre nature reserve with over seven miles of trails where guests of all ages can become immersed in the East End’s natural habitats. The variety of habitats include pine Barrens, bogs, wetlands, and a tidal estuary, to name a few.

Owls, falcons, hawks, and other native New York animals that have permanent injuries are housed in the Outdoor Wildlife Complex that can be visited any day of the year. Inside their Nature Center, guests can view wildlife exhibits, live animals, a nature library, and shop in their gift shop.

A selection of events take place throughout the year for children and families. These include Paddle the Pond, Tree Time Toddlers, Meet the Native Animals, Earth Yoga, and much more. Quogue Wildlife Refuge also offers summer camp programs. Little Naturalists is for children ages 4-6, Summer Ecology is for children entering grades 2-6, and they offer the Young Explorers and Explorers programs for middle and high school students.

The Refuge Center is open daily year round from sunrise to sunset.

Horseback Riding at Deep Hollow Ranch, Montauk

Deep Hollow Ranch, the oldest cattle ranch in the United States, is located on three thousand acres of park land and offers riding activities for all ages and abilities. Their beach trail rides are the most popular for couples and families. Spend the morning or afternoon peacefully riding along Montauk’s nature trails and stunning beaches.

A great way to round out your visit to Deep Hollow Ranch is with a self-guided tour of the Montauk Point Lighthouse, and enjoying lunch and shopping on Gosman’s Dock.

Call in advance to make your reservation. Deep Hollow Ranch on Montauk Highway is open year round. Please note that cash, check, or Venmo are the only accepted payment methods.

Arts & Crafts at Mind Offline, Sag Harbor

Mind Offline is located at Hampton Street on the corner of Jermain Avenue. This creative and natural discovery center offers a variety of classes for children and accompanying parents that immerses you in plenty of hands on creativity. Classes include Ceramic Painting, Surf + Camera Swap, Meditation, Singing, and more. There is also a rotating, curated healing market that includes specialty handpicked items.

Mind Offline is open Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm.

Tour Through the Sculpture Gardens at LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton

LongHouse Reserve, located off Hands Creek Road in East Hampton, is a 16-acre reserve and sculpture garden. The sculpture garden features pieces from Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono and Willem de Kooning, to name a few. These pieces are in addition to rotating sculpture exhibitions like Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads that were featured during the 2020 season. Educational programs for children and their families take place seasonally during the spring, summer, and early autumn.

LongHouse Reserve is currently open on select days (Wednesday-Sunday) with advanced online registration. LongHouse is also currently offering twilight tours on Mondays from 6-8pm with advanced registration, limited to a small group of 15.

Putt-Putt at Hamptons Mini Golf, Southampton

Putt-Putt your way through notable Hamptons landmarks with the family at Hamptons Mini Golf. The course includes 18 holes of mini golf with landmarks including Dune Road, the Water Mill Museum, the Montauk Point Lighthouse, Old Hook Mill, and much more. Up for even more fun? Check out their driving range, batting cages, golf simulator, local burger and ice cream shop, and more! Hamptons Mini Golf is open seven days a week from 9am-11pm.

Play on the Farm at Corwith Farmstand, Water Mill

Visitors of all ages are welcome to visit Corwith Farmstand, located on Head of Pond Rd in Water Mill. The farmstand is most famous for their goat yoga classes on select Fridays and Saturdays. They also offer an after-school program for 90 minutes beginning at 3:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for children 4-8 years old. Parents are welcome to stay and relax at their picnic benches. You may also wish to pick up some of their fresh produce during your visit.

Corwith Farmstand also offers a summer farm camp for children ages 3-8, with a weekly theme that rotates each week. Example themes include Produce Week: The Fruits and Vegetables we Grow and Eat, and Weather Week: The Sun and Rain.

End Up Here: A North Fork Weekend Getaway

Hellenic Snack Bar, East Marion

The North Fork of Long Island is considered the heart and soul of the East End. This is where to discover dozens and dozens of longtime local businesses, mom and pop shops, farms, and vineyards. In fact, the North Fork is home to over three-dozen wineries from Calverton to Greenport.

 

 

 

Where to Stay

Located at the gateway to the North Fork, what better way to start your vacation than by staying at the Preston House & Hotel, across the way from the popular Long Island Aquarium. The Preston House is also within walking distance to several notable shops and restaurants on Main Street like Star Confectionery, Farm Country Kitchen, Che Argentinian Steakhouse, and Tweed’s. The twenty-room boutique hotel entwines Civil War era history with a chic and modern design and luxurious amenities. They also have an on-site restaurant.

For a stay filled with historic charm, come to Jedediah Hawkins Inn on Jamesport Ave. in Riverhead. Their onsite restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining for dinner and brunch on the weekends. Each of their six guestrooms is distinctively unique from the fanciful and unexpected to more traditional in decor. Their luxurious rooms offer fireplaces, smart TVs, streaming Netflix, garden views, and more. Perfect romantic weekend destination, Jedediah Hawkins Inn guests will receive a voucher from their winery partners for complimentary wine tastings, and more. For an evening cap, the Inn is also home to a speakeasy.

Continue into the North Fork and come to The Farmhouse B&B in Cutchogue. Under new ownership, the bed and breakfast is a renovated farmhouse fit with beautifully appointed bedrooms and en suite bathrooms. Guests are treated to a full country breakfast including fresh eggs from their own farm. Fresh baked cookies and fruit are available in the afternoon. Spend the afternoons reading on their wraparound porch and in the evenings, watch the sunset around the backyard fire pit. Nearby farm stands are Sang Lee Farms and Wickham’s Fruit Farm, which is within walking distance of the B&B.

In East Marion, the Coffey House Bed and Breakfast is open year-round and offers three charming traditional bedrooms and one spacious luxurious suite. All guestrooms are furnished with antique wrought iron queen size beds, high quality plush comforters and linens, and bathrobes. In their living, guests will find a selection of board games, books, and a cozy fireplace. The recreation area in the finished basement includes a pool table, and a large flat screen television and a full DVD library. The Coffey House serves their signature three-course breakfast that may include cinnamon pecan scones, a fresh fruit parfait, and their farm-to-table frittatas.

Where to Explore

Of course, a trip to the North Fork is never complete without exploring their vast array of wineries. Currently there are forty wineries across the North Fork including Macari Vineyards, Palmer Vineyards, Jamesport Vineyards, and Raphael Winery. Each winery and tasting room offers a unique and distinctive experience. Live music, events, food trucks, and so much more pop up and take place at the North Fork wineries year-round so there’s always something new to experience.

Round out your visit by checking out some of the terrific breweries across the North Fork, including Greenport Harbor Brewery and Restaurant, Jamesport Farm Brewery, and North Fork Brewing Company. Live music and food trucks also pop up regularly at the breweries. Tours and reservations are usually made in advance, and the breweries on the North Fork can be quite family friendly.

Great options for the whole family include the Long Island Aquarium, and touring and shopping at the dozens of farms and farm stands across the North Fork. Two in particular to note are Catapano Dairy Farm where you can enjoy Baby Goat Yoga on the weekends or schedule a farm tour during the week, and Lavender By the Bay. Lavender By the Bay has two locations: one in Calverton and one in East Marion. Purchase fresh lavender bunches and other gifts for family and friends back home.

Where to Dine

Start your day at Star Confectionery on Main Street in Riverhead. Star Confectionery is a classic soda fountain restaurant open for breakfast and lunch. They serve up classics like omelets and French Toast for breakfast, and a Classic Tuna Melt and Reuben for lunch, as well as homemade ice cream and holiday chocolates. Another great classic eatery on the North Fork is Modern Snack Bar on Main Road in Aquebogue. Modern Snack Bar is a landmark on the East End, known for their warm, friendly hospitality and delicious home cooking. Must try dishes include their Roast Turkey, Stuffed Flounder, and finishing with a slice of their famous Lemon Meringue pie.

For lunch (or dinner), head to Hellenic Snack Bar in East Marion, which happens to be a neighbor of the Coffey House Bed and Breakfast. Hellenic serves up a variety of homemade Greek specialties like Saganaki and Grilled Tomatoes, Pastichio, and Moussaka. Finish with a selection of their homemade Hellenic Gelato. Another great option for a weekend lunch or early dinner is Noah’s in Greenport. Noah’s is known for their new American small plates with an emphasis on local, seasonal ingredients. Dishes to try include Peconic Bay Little Neck Clams, Crescent Farm Duck BBQ, and Rhubarb Glazed Baby Back Ribs.

For dinner, the North Fork Table & Inn has been highly regarded for years as one of the best restaurants on the North Fork, if not Long Island. At the helm is Michelin starred Chef John Fraser who has recently revitalized the historic property and continues to emphasize the farm to table philosophy that embodies much of the North Fork. Chef Fraser is also recognized as one of the world’s leading vegetable chefs. In addition to dinner Thursday-Sunday, brunch is served on the weekends. They also have an onsite food truck Friday-Sunday.

Lastly, Cooperage Inn in Baiting Hollow is a top-rated American restaurant loved by locals and visitors alike. Cooperage Inn boasts a cozy and relaxed atmosphere and is a particularly popular destination for family gatherings, especially during the holiday season. Popular dishes include Mussels Brousse, Lobster Clam Bake, Chicken Pot Pie, and the Roasted Half Duck.

Where to Shop

The North Fork is home to a diverse array of small businesses, mom and pop shops, markets, and farms for purchasing gifs for yourself or friends and family back home. The North Fork’s antique and vintage shops, for example, sell everything from vintage clothes and accessories to antique furniture and art. The variety of unique treasures at these shops is just waiting to be discovered! Notable shops to check out include Lumber + Salt in Jamesport, In the Attic Too in Mattituck and White Flower Farmhouse in Southold.

Visiting the farm stands across the North Fork will allow you to sample the incredible local bounty of this region. From pies and jams at Briermere Farms and organic produce at Sang Lee Farms to fresh eggs and honey at Browder’s Birds and fresh milk at Ty Llywd Farm, you are bound to find so many delicious treats to bring home and sample throughout your trip.

For shopping day trips, walk down Love Lane in Mattituck and discover so many great shopping options, including the Village Cheese Shop for local and international cheeses. Then, continue heading east to Greenport Village to find a great selection of shops for everyone in the family from children’s clothing shops to a unique hot sauce store called Greenport Fire.

With so many ways to support the local businesses of the North Fork, it is certain you will not leave empty handed.

Where to Play

There are so many activities for everyone to take part in across the North Fork as part of a weekend getaway. Round out your visit to the North Fork by diving into some watersport activities at Peconic Water Sports in Southold. Peconic Water Sports offers boating rentals, charters, fishing excursions, wakeboarding, waterskiing, and more.

For activities on land, the Eastern Long Island Kampground offers luxury safari tents, an archery range, a recreation center, outdoor pool, and a moonlight theater. The safari tents even have private showers and full bathrooms for the ultimate glamping experience!

Discover Harbes Family Farm for the whole family with activities in season like hayrides, farm animals, and harvest events, fruit, and vegetable picking in season. Pick fresh apples, peaches, pumpkins, watermelon, corn, and much more depending upon which season you visit.

There are also a variety of festivals across the North Fork each year like the Mattituck Lions Strawberry Festival in June, the North Fork TV Festival in August, the Long Island Garlic Festival and Maritime Festival in September.

 

 

 

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End Up Here: A Hamptons Weekend Getaway

By Vanessa Gordon

No matter which season you decide to visit, the Hamptons is always filled with plenty of exciting activities for everyone of all ages. Learn where to stay and play, including top destinations you must pinpoint as you navigate some of the best things to do in the Hamptons.

Where to Stay~

Southampton Inn, located within the village of Southampton and within easy walking distance to the shops, parks and restaurants, is particularly convenient for those traveling with children and or pets. Their onsite restaurant, Claude’s, offers spacious outdoor and indoor dining with an adjacent playroom for kids to unwind. During the warmer months, there are outdoor lawn games, a pool, and tennis court.

Also dog and family friendly is Baron’s Cove, an all-American styled resort located in the village of Sag Harbor opposite the marina. Baron’s Cove has a seafood-centric restaurant onsite that offers breathtaking views of the harbor. Spend the mornings taking a yoga class, followed by a ride to the beach on one of their complimentary bicycles. Finish the day with a cocktail paired with live music in the lounge.

Mill House Inn is both a luxurious and charming boutique hotel to stay at in the heart of the village of East Hampton. Known for their unbeatable signature breakfast spread, start the day with an irresistible selection from a fruit and yogurt platter with whole-wheat bacon cheddar scones and a cold-pressed juice, to an omelet with aged cheddar cheese and applewood smoked bacon. Their breakfasts are currently served picnic style to enjoy in their outdoor garden or to take to the beach.

The Roundtree in Amagansett is conveniently located on Main Street. The Roundtree is easily accessible from the Hampton Jitney stop and less than a mile from the Long Island Railroad. This seaside boutique hotel is a short walk from the ocean, restaurants, boutique shops, and historic landmarks. Relax among two acres landscaped luscious gardens perfect for daytime picnics or BBQ dinners, luxurious amenities, and more. Looking to bring some local treats home? Stop in to Amber Waves Farm and Market just a few minutes’ walk away.

What to See~

In between activities, get to know the region by exploring the notable historic and picturesque sights of the Hamptons. From the gorgeous windmills to the beaches, there will be plenty of photo ops to capture while in town. Though the most easily accessible windmill is at the entrance to the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor village, one that is a perfect backdrop for a family picnic outing is off of Hildreth Ave. Look closely and you will see a time capsule plaque!

Spending a day at the beach is an essential to-do while in the Hamptons. Discover the famous Cooper’s Beach in Southampton and Main Beach in East Hampton to bay beaches from Long Beach in Sag Harbor to Maidstone Bay Beach in Hampton. Spend the day at one beach, and then have a BBQ dinner that evening at a different beach. Note that parking fees and limitations, so it may be best to visit during afterhours or choose to bike to your favorite beach.

One of the most exciting re-openings in the Hamptons is the unveiling of the Sag Harbor Cinema that unfortunately caught fire in December of 2016. Films, including the newest blockbusters and restored Hollywood Classics, are now screening at the cinema. Before the show, snag some sunset photo ops at the long wharf with the array of yachts as a partial backdrop. Another excellent photo opportunity is right in front of the iconic red ‘Sag Harbor’ sign at the cinema.

Where to Explore~

If you love a good nature walk, you may choose to start your day at the Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge in Sag Harbor. Explore acres and acres of scenic tranquility while discovering the diverse habitat of the peninsula. Spot wildlife including songbirds, painted turtles, chipmunks, white-tailed deer, turkeys and black ducks, just to name a few! Bring your binoculars for an incredible wildlife viewing experience.

Next, head to the vineyards across the South Fork including Duck Walk Vineyard, Channing Daughters, and Wölffer Estate. Enjoy a wine tasting flight after strolling through the vineyards and taking in the gorgeous scenery. Select wineries offer live music and other events throughout the year, so be sure to check their calendars or call before your visit. Bring home some of your favorite bottle of wine for loved ones back at home.

For an extensive selection of local bounty, visit the farms stands across the Hamptons. Some are located on Montauk Highway like The Milk Pail that is famous for their extensive apple selection and cider doughnuts. Others are tucked away on the back roads like Balsam Farms, well known for their top-notch fruit and vegetable selection, and Mecox Bay Dairy where everything sold there is made there.

A one-stop shop option is the farmers markets across the Hamptons. These include the East Hampton Farmers Market on Friday mornings, Sag Harbor Farmers Market on Saturdays, and Southampton Farmers Market on Sundays.

Where to Relax~

During a visit to the Hamptons, dedicate some time to rest and renew. The Hamptons has a wide variety of wellness centers and spas with dozens of different treatments.

In Water Mill is Shou Sugi Ban House, a luxury wellness resort that transports you to a meditative Japanese spa. Shou Sugi Ban House has everything from an onsite restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to a wide selection of wellness offerings and workshops. Private local excursions are also available exclusively for resort guests.

Where to Dine~

The Hamptons has some of the best restaurants all in one location. For breakfast, Estia’s in Sag Harbor has expansive outdoor seating and is renowned for their farm to table dishes. Loved by both locals and visitors alike, Estia’s serves up hearty American cuisine with a southwestern influence.

Settle in at Armin and Judy for the freshest French pastries, lunch, or dinner. Enjoy fresh air and your meal on their outdoor terrace or roadside tables. Their retail bakery offers French classics like baguettes, pain au chocolat, and their popular brie and house-made jam sandwich.

The Beacon, located above the Sag Harbor Cove Yacht Club, is a popular Hamptons’ mainstay. Dinner at The Beacon is paired with beautiful views from their deck. Enjoy the upscale-casual atmosphere with notable dishes like the Lobster Rigatoni and Halibut Baked in Parchment.

For those searching for an unbeatable lobster roll, The Dock House in Sag Harbor on Long Wharf has one of the best lobster rolls around. Grab one to enjoy on the beach or while admiring the yachts and sailboats docked at the marina.

Another great choice for lunch or dinner is Tutto Il Giorno. This coastal Italian restaurant has locations in Southampton, and in Sag Harbor in the same space as Urban Zen. Tutto serves plates of delicious pastas, seafood, and more paired with refreshing cocktails and an outstanding wine list.

Where to Shop~

The Hamptons is a renowned shopping destination, mixing family-owned boutiques with internationally recognized luxury brands. The villages of Southampton and East Hampton have a more upscale vibe when it comes to shopping, whereas Amagansett and Sag Harbor have more of a selection of boutiques shops with gifts you would only find in the Hamptons. You will also see a number of art galleries that feature a mix of local and international artists’ works for sale. There are also a variety of street fairs, festivals, and exhibitions year-round.

Notable high-end brands on the Hamptons’ stage include: Akris, Gucci, Louboutin, Ralph Lauren, Zimmermann, and many more. Boutiques to visit are: Goldie, SatoriRelax Sag Harbor, and Fishers Home Furnishings in Sag Harbor; and Ganeaux and Lazypoint in Amagansett.

Where to Play~

The Hamptons has an impressive range of indoor and outdoor sports as well as recreational locations. The Clubhouse in East Hampton could be considered the heart and soul when it comes to the diverse range of sports available to play. Choose from tennis, mini golf, bowling, a full arcade, and more all with an onsite restaurant, and outdoor and indoor bar, and lounge.

Tee off at Poxabogue Golf Course in Wainscott, Sag Harbor Golf Course, or Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, to name a few. If you want to spend most of your time at the beach, consider sailing, surfing, paddleboarding, or even kitesurfing lessons offered at many beaches across the Hamptons. This may be the destination where you try something brand new and are instantly hooked from that first lesson.

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