Thursday, June 22, 2017

Take Me Out to the (Ball) Park!

Take Me Out to the (Ball) Park!

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  Whether the Mets win big or play small ball, a boat trip to Citi Field is a home run! You’ll avoid traffic snarls and won’t arrive late or have to leave early because of train schedules or delays. Flushing Bay is a deepwater harbor easily reachable from Long Island. Traveling from the south shore, […]

Pirate Festival

Pirate Festival

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Ahoy, mateys! Weigh anchor, hoist the mizzen, and head to West Sayville to discover a gleaming treasure! X will mark the spot where the Long Island Maritime Museum’s Pirate Festival parties hearty on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18. This family-friendly event will have everyone smiling like scallywags as energetic crews of roving plank […]

Port Jefferson

Port Jefferson

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Port Jefferson is an exciting village to visit by boat, as it offers plenty of entertainment, eateries, and interesting establishments a short walk from its beautiful harbor. Watch your approach to the harbor from the Long Island Sound — large ferries head between Port Jefferson and Bridgeport, Connecticut all day. Transients are welcome at Port […]

Playland Amusement Park

Playland Amusement Park

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Whether you still call it “Rye Playland” or by its proper name, this destination along the Long Island Sound has been fun since 1927, especially when you visit by boat. Moorings are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Pier Restaurant and Tiki Bar at the water’s edge of the park. The launch service […]

Port Washington Harborfest Craft Fair

Port Washington Harborfest Craft Fair

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

For decades, boaters have been flocking to Port Washington to enjoy the celebration of the harbor, the nautical heritage of the town, and the work of talented artists and artisans. This year’s combined harbor festival and craft fair takes place on Sunday, June 4 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm at the town dock and […]

Riverhead

Riverhead

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    Riverhead is a destination you can boat to more than once and have a different experience each time. Want to see African penguins? Visit the Long Island Aquarium. Yearn to play golf? Make arrangements at the Indian Island Country Club. Love history? Visit a historic farm, a railroad museum, and more. Shopping? Of […]

Lloyd Harbor

Lloyd Harbor

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If your usual boating spots are in the areas from Smithtown to Oyster Bay, you’re going to appreciate the peacefulness and scenic views in Lloyd Harbor. This cove is located on the western side of the entrance to Huntington Bay, just northwest of Huntington Harbor. This popular anchorage fills up quickly. If you can’t raft […]

Circle Long Island by Boat: A Different Adventure Every Day

Circle Long Island by Boat: A Different Adventure Every Day

April 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Did you know a boat trip around Long Island is about 250 nautical miles and can be completed in less than two weeks? If you’re a local boater who plans a big adventure to Block Island each summer, change things up and take an engaging and entertaining backyard boat vacation with the fun itinerary of […]

Connetquot River

Connetquot River

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Located just off of Nicolls Bay, the Connetquot River is lined with gorgeous foliage, homes, restaurants, and marinas. Its typical tranquility ranks it among the nicest south shore areas to drop anchor and spend the day. Traveling to this south shore river can be a bit tricky, especially if the tide is slack and your […]

Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove

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  Though many refer to the area as Pirates Cove, some still call it Mount Misery. No matter what its formal name, everyone seems to understand where you’re heading when you tell Port Jefferson and nearby north shore boaters, “We’re going to the Cove.” Once you’ve dropped anchor in this calm water haven on the […]

Zachs Bay

Zachs Bay

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When boaters want to get away just far enough to relax, Zachs Bay is often their choice. It is an easy anchorage to reach from points east and west. Located just off the State Channel and east of Wantagh Parkway (where Sloop Channel meets the State Channel), the bay is well protected and usually very […]

Fire Island National Seashore

Fire Island National Seashore

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

. Fire Island is one place with many destinations. Resort communities abound and natural wonders entice, but a major part of the island falls within the U.S. National Park Service’s protection as a national seashore. Boaters are a common sight in the Great South Bay on summer weekends. Many are flocking to Talisman, Sailors Haven, […]

City Island

City Island

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City Island in the Bronx is a popular spot for boaters looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of other areas of New York City. Bordered by the Long Island Sound on the south, Eastchester Bay on the west, and City Island Harbor on the east, this boater’s haven is located diagonally opposite […]

Fishers Island

Fishers Island

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. Though closer to Connecticut, Fishers Island is part of the Town of Southold in New York. The island is home to residents with long-term roots and those seeking a secluded retreat. Despite much of it being private, visiting boaters can enjoy a portion of the seven-mile-long, one-mile-wide island’s beauty and serenity. The trip requires […]

Shelter Island

Shelter Island

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. Shelter Island’s five harbors beckon boaters. Tucked in between the forks of the east end of Long Island, about one-third of the island is a nature preserve. Coming from the north, opposite Greenport, lies Dering Harbor, home to a fleet of classic wooden sailboats. It is protected from all winds except those from the […]

A Season in the Sun

A Season in the Sun

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Even though recreational boaters gripe about every missed chance to get out on the water, we did have a boating season with much more sun than rain. Mother Nature eased off her rollicking and roiling weather antics and we had fun exploring rivers, anchoring in coves, gazing at fireworks, flocking to festivals, rocking out to […]

Free Yourself from Cabin Fever!

Free Yourself from Cabin Fever!

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  My mother didn’t push her kids to play outside all year because it was healthier for us, but it turns out that being outside did as much for us as it did for her. Along with endorphin-enhanced vitality and sun-kissed Vitamin D, time spent outside yields mental and social benefits. It also frees us […]

South Fork Natural History Museum

South Fork Natural History Museum

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The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center (SOFO) in Bridgehampton is a year-round family-friendly destination. There are two floors filled with state-of-the-art, scientifically accurate exhibits including forests, ponds, and ocean habitats, a marine touch tank, terrariums, and aquariums featuring local wildlife, and an outdoors that boasts gardens, preserves, and a six-mile walking trail […]

SOUPer Bowl in Port Washington

SOUPer Bowl in Port Washington

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Boaters need to stay warm in winter, and nothing says warmth like soup! On Saturday February 4, from noon until 3:00 pm, the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 100 Fairway Drive in Port Washington, is bubbling over with soupy goodness. Hosted by the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, the SOUPer Bowl offers two-ounce portions of […]

Have Fun Freezing and Fundraising!

Have Fun Freezing and Fundraising!

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Gather up your courage and throw off your flannels — plunge into cold (or downright icy) waters while raising funds for good causes. From now through March 2017 there are events scheduled in our area. Choose a location, sign up, gather pledges, and jump in! Many of the chilly events benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation and […]

HarborFrost in Sag Harbor

HarborFrost in Sag Harbor

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Why escape the cold when you can celebrate it in scenic Sag Harbor? On Saturday, February 25, fire and ice combine at HarborFrost. There’ll be musical cool licks and hot jams performed at different venues in the village, shops and restaurants will be offering sizzling promotions, and sculptures of ice will arise throughout the Main […]

Jones Beach Air Show

Jones Beach Air Show

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Many boaters mark the start of the season with a tradition — dropping anchor and looking up towards aerial performers in the Jones Beach Air Show. This year’s show takes place Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 from noon until 5:00 pm each day. The show features both military and civilian performances. Among those […]

See Seals on Long Island

See Seals on Long Island

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach Now through early May, subject to weather conditions, the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI) leads beach walks at Cupsogue Beach County Park. The walks cover about 1.2 miles and last about one to two hours. Dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof shoes (walkers are advised […]

Paddle, Row, and Go in Nippy Weather

Paddle, Row, and Go in Nippy Weather

November 30, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Until or unless the waters (or your fingers) freeze, Long Island has great locations to paddle and row, including these New York State parks. Belmont Lake 631-667-5055   Captree 631-669-0449 Beware of strong currents   Hecksher 631-581-2100   Hempstead Lake 516-766-1029   Hither Hills 631-668-3781   Jones Beach 516-785-1600   Nissequogue River 631-269-4927 Check tide […]

Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach

Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

From late November through early May, subject to weather conditions, the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI) leads beach walks at Cupsogue Beach County Park. Cupsogue Beach is located at the western end of Dune Road in Westhampton Beach. The walks cover about 1.2 miles and last about one to two hours. […]

Enjoy Fall Foliage from the Water

Enjoy Fall Foliage from the Water

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  As autumn throws a big party before tossing all its leaves like confetti, boaters have a wonderful perspective to see fall colors proliferate. Your favorite coastal haunts will likely join the party, but we’ve listed some leaf-peeping spots most accessible to rowers and paddlers. This fall, soak up the sun and commune with nature […]

Oyster Festival

Oyster Festival

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The 33rd annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay promises a good time to all on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 from 11:00 am through 6:00 pm (rain or shine). With music, contests, rides, and artisans showcasing their work, you’ll have lots to see, hear, do, and buy at the festival. However, you‘ll likely […]

Montauk Music Festival

Montauk Music Festival

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The music made by over 100 performers fills one of Long Island’s favorite waterside towns as the 8th Annual Montauk Music Festival moves and grooves Thursday, May 18 through Sunday, May 21. This grassroots, live music event takes place at about 50 spots in Montauk. Venues include the iconic Montauk Lighthouse as well as many […]

Huntington Safe Boating Week

Huntington Safe Boating Week

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Huntington Safe Boating Week is returning for its fifth anniversary, with events taking place from Saturday, May 20 through Friday, May 26. The Greater Huntington Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs, in partnership with the Town of Huntington, promise an informative and fun week of events. As safety is a key component of the week, […]

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Looking for a short outing on your boat? Head to a harbor with a nearby farmers market and then head home with a boatload of fresh produce and local-made goods. Thursdays Montauk Inlet Restaurant and Gin Beach Market parking lot End of East Lake Drive 9:00 am – 2:00 pm www.facebook.com/montaukfarmersmarket   Saturdays Greenport South […]

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