Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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, […]

Page Restaurant

Page Restaurant

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  No matter what your day is like before you turn into Page, it’s going to get better. Located a short walk from nearby marinas in one of Long Island’s most charming harbor villages, Page is writing the book on what I seek while dining out. I enjoy restaurants with interesting features, and Page has […]

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

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

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. […]

Mets Baseball and Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Mets Baseball and Flushing Meadows Corona Park

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Almost as easily as you can chant Let’s Go Mets! you can boat over to Citi Field and catch a New York Mets game. Flushing Bay is a deepwater harbor easily reachable from Long Island. Traveling from the South Shore, wave hello to the Statue of Liberty and thrill to the New York City skyline; […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 441,999 visitors to Fire Island National Seashore in 2015 spent $18.7 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 218 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $23.5 million. “Fire Island National Seashore welcomes visitors […]

To The Rescue! Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center

To The Rescue! Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center

May 30, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. From beaches to forests, in our private backyards, and everywhere in between, there’s an amazing array of wildlife inhabiting Long Island.  You may come across wild turkeys walking proudly together in a line, a beautiful red-tailed hawk flying overhead, a turtle making its way to another pond, or hear a screeching owl calling to […]

Slipping into Boating Fun

Slipping into Boating Fun

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Technology has long been a part of boating; vessel designs have evolved to make them more efficient and safer, utilizing advanced motors that go faster. Communication devices bring boaters knowledge and assist in emergencies. So it made sense for Keith Cooper to turn to technology to help solve what he saw as a problem: a […]

Should We Stop Our Shifting Sands?

Should We Stop Our Shifting Sands?

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Beaches are in a constant state of flux. The sands shift with the tides, slowly morphing the coastline. Beach goers flock to beaches that mere months earlier didn’t have much sand; there are more changes as months turn into years. Long Island’s unique geologic composition of shifting and churning sand coastlines requires boaters to stay […]

Mayor of the Nautical Mile and More

Mayor of the Nautical Mile and More

March 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. When it comes to coastal communities of Long Island, the Incorporated Village of Freeport sets a standard with a written history dating to the 1640s. Its legacy includes being the summer playground of the rich and artistic in the late 1800s through the first few decades of the 20th century. Freeport’s “Nautical Mile” along […]

Great South Bay Society Cleans Up

Great South Bay Society Cleans Up

March 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Todd Brice grew up in Amityville enjoying life on the water, as did his parents and his grandparents. When he and Ana married, it was a given that they would raise their family in this waterside town. Life in Amityville is water-centric for many. “There are boathouses on the bay. People use the bay […]

A Fresh Look at Long Island

A Fresh Look at Long Island

March 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Growing up in a small town in Georgia, Marli Ross didn’t dream of visiting Long Island on a millionaire’s private yacht. Yet that’s what she accomplished last summer. Ross grew up with a keen sense of adventure and the water. “You could always find me near the water. I used to go wakeboarding and […]

Where Does Melted Snow Go?

Where Does Melted Snow Go?

March 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. When snow falls and canvasses Long Island’s suburbia, our hurried roads seem momentarily tranquil. In those fleeting moments, the chaos is muted, and neighborhoods bask in the relative silence. Thereafter, the snowfall becomes an almost tragically different story of filth and inconvenience — that snow that was so peaceful becomes a burden to drivers […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

March 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

From where I sit, March has a serious identity crisis. The calendar may designate this month’s waning days as the beginning of spring, but when I set foot outside I’m immediately tempted to spring back inside to escape the cold. Don’t be so fast to disparage March, astronomers would say. They know the earth is […]

What’s Your Water Footprint?

What’s Your Water Footprint?

Long Island is unique in many ways; there’s no exception when it comes to our water supply. Unlike the freshwater steered from upstate to New York City via extensive pipes and aqueducts, Long Islanders get 100 percent of our drinking water from under our feet. We have a system of underground aquifers (water-bearing rocks) which […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

February 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

When February blows itself onto the calendar, I appreciate why people head for warmer climes. I envy them and want to be them. However, at some point (it does vary from year to year), I finish being fed up with February. I look around Long Island and remember the reasons I love living here. Yes, […]

Swan River

Swan River

January 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

    Swan River is easily accessible from the Great South Bay. Located between Patchogue River and Mud Creek, the 1½ mile long and 15-foot wide river is tidal. It’s home to several marinas, a water accessible restaurant, and waterfront homes. There’s another community as well — one made up of wildlife and fish. The […]

Fire Island and Watch Hill

January 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Step back in time at the Fire Island Lighthouse, to days before GPS, when lighthouses were important landmarks for mariners — a beacon of hope after a long journey. View the exhibits on the rich maritime history of Fire Island, see the lighthouse’s original, first-order Fresnel lens, and climb to the top of the lighthouse […]

Montauk Music Festival 2016

Montauk Music Festival 2016

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Montauk fills with music as the 7th Annual Montauk Music Festival gets its groove on Thursday, May 19 through Sunday, May 22. Dance to the beat of live music at almost every restaurant and bar in Montauk. Musical acts at 40 venues include alternative, rock, folk, pop, Americana, reggae, blues, jazz, bluegrass, flamenco, rap, […]

Citi Field

Citi Field

December 28, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Before you can say “Batter up!” you can boat over to Citi Field and catch a New York Mets game. Flushing Bay is a deep-water harbor that’s easy to get to from Long Island. Traveling from the South Shore, you’ll see the Statue of Liberty as well as the New York City skyline; along the […]

A Day at the Museum

A Day at the Museum

November 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When you live a boating lifestyle, you welcome every opportunity to be on the water. But when the weather’s too brisk, browsing through a maritime museum will do the trick! Long Island has many seafaring and nautical-leaning museums, and all of them are worth a visit. Check out our list: American Merchant Marine Museum   […]

Montauk Fall Festival

Montauk Fall Festival

October 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. There are so many things to do, hear, and taste at the Montauk Fall Festival. Hosted by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, it takes place on the Village Green on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. It’s understandable that visitors to this seaside village will […]

Blues on the Bay

Blues on the Bay

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Long Island’s oldest and largest blues festival, known for years as the Cedar Beach Blues Music & Arts Festival, keeps its groove going as Blues on the Bay. There’ll be cool music on two stages, tasty food, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, and other fun happenings on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2. […]

25th Cedar Beach Blues Music & Arts Festival

25th Cedar Beach Blues Music & Arts Festival

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. The 25th Cedar Beach Blues Music & Arts Festival, Long Island’s oldest and largest blues festival, gets its groove on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18. Attendees will enjoy great music, delicious food, and activities for all ages at the event’s new location on the grounds of the Long Island Maritime Museum in […]

A Mayor by Land and Sea

A Mayor by Land and Sea

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether you live on Long Island or boat over from a neighboring state, there’s a significant chance that you’ve enjoyed multiple visits to the Village of Port Jefferson. Located about the halfway point of Long Island on its north side along a deep water harbor leading to the Long Island Sound, the bustling village is […]

Greenport Maritime Festival

Greenport Maritime Festival

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Sea lovers, fun seekers, shoppers, and history buffs will all enjoy the 25th Annual Greenport Maritime Festival on Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27. Hosted by the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation, this festival celebrates the East End’s nautical past while also sharing nautical arts and crafts, displays of classic wooden […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Welcome to the sometimes-unsettled and slightly mysterious month of September! Mother Nature surrounds us in her golden glow and then turns the lights out early. Summer’s heat scurries along on its last legs while autumn’s winds and chills keep sticking their feet in the door. Vacation days used in July and August, many boaters start […]

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