Monday, December 11, 2017

Riverhead Country Fair

Riverhead Country Fair

October 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Celebrating the agricultural heritage of the town of Riverhead, the fair entertains visitors with great food, rides (amusement and pony), works of original artists and authors, and 300 competitions such as woodcarving, largest tomato, and tallest sunflower. The fair takes place on October 8 from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm just opposite the town docks. […]

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 […]

Cliff’s Rendezvous

Cliff’s Rendezvous

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  This little restaurant and cocktail lounge is considered a classic in the town of Riverhead; its marinated steaks have long been a favorite of those who patronize it. Docking is easy from the inlet of Peconic Bay. You can easily walk to the restaurant from the town dock. Cliff’s Rendezvous has been run by […]

Jerry & the Mermaid

Jerry & the Mermaid

July 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Located along the water in Riverhead, Jerry and the Mermaid is a wonderful place to dock and dine, with great views, friendly staff, and tasty food. The restaurant has three slips, so call for availability. Transient space is also available nearby at Treasure Cove Marina. If the weather’s fine, ask to dine outside. However, […]

Aloha, NYC Paddlers

Aloha, NYC Paddlers

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. In a place filled with different cultures, it’s not surprising that New York City’s diversity includes the boating world. New York Outrigger, a paddling community based in Chelsea with Polynesian roots, contributes to the mix. “Outrigger canoe paddling is believed to have started in Indonesia and then spread throughout Polynesia and Melanesia as population […]

Delicious Docking and Dining

Delicious Docking and Dining

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Being out on the water sure works up an appetite. But there’s no need to cut a great day on the water short when it’s time for a meal — we’ve shared many delightful places to dock and dine that are nearby favorite boating locations. In 2015, our reviewers visited these restaurants: ALure Chowder House […]

PeraBell Food Bar East

PeraBell Food Bar East

November 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  A new dock and dine restaurant is located a hop, skip, and a jump from the Riverhead town dock. The rear entrance to PeraBell East sports an outdoor patio bar and tables to enjoy drinks and delicious fare; if climbing stairs to the patio deck isn’t feasible, the restaurant’s Main Street entrance is a […]

Paddle Battle LI

Paddle Battle LI

November 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Forget leisurely paddling — get ready to paddle as fast as you can along the Peconic River in Riverhead on Saturday, July 30! Participating paddlers race their kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards on recreational, elite, and sprint courses. They have fun and raise money for the United Way’s VetsBuild program at the same time. […]

Uncle Joe’s Pizzeria Café and Restaurant

Uncle Joe’s Pizzeria Café and Restaurant

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

      Amidst Italian Old World décor is the authentic Italian cuisine of Uncle Joe’s Pizzeria Café and Restaurant. Claudio Sciara and his father, Joe, have taken over the former Parto’s and made it their own. Boaters will find it across the street from the Peconic Riverfront docks. For appetizers, stuffed mushrooms, fried zucchini […]

Peconic River

Peconic River

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Peconic River originates as basically a bog near the Brookhaven National Laboratory. It flows for 15 miles, mainly within the Long Island Pine Barrens, and empties into Flanders Bay. Most of the river west of Riverhead is slow moving and shallow, making it only accessible by canoes and kayaks. Exploring this area of the […]

Paddle Battle LI

Paddle Battle LI

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Get ready to paddle as fast as you can on Saturday, July 18 at the third annual Paddle Battle LI on the Peconic River in Riverhead. Participating paddlers in kayaks, canoes, and on stand-up paddleboards will be racing to raise money for three non-profit organizations: United Way’s VetsBuild program, the Riverhead Foundation for Marine […]

Hungry Boaters? Not on our Watch!

Hungry Boaters? Not on our Watch!

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Billys by the Bay 2530 Manhasset Avenue Greenport 631-477-8300 www.billysbythebayrestaurant.com   Captree Cove Restaurant 3500 East Ocean Parkway Bay Shore 631-587-3447 www.captreecoverestaurant.com/   Dynasty of Port Washington 405 Main Street #3 Port Washington 516-883-4100   The Fifth Season 34 East Broadway Port Jefferson 631-477-8500 http://thefifth-season.com/   Flynn’s 1 Cayuga Street Ocean Beach Park Fire Island […]

Banish Boating Boredom!

Banish Boating Boredom!

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating is always fun, but even the most exuberant boater can tire of the same route, the same scenery, and the same routine time after time after time. That’s why we bring you so many ways to find glee at sea and shake up your boating habits. Fun times aren’t dependent on arriving by mega-yacht […]

Autumn on Display

Autumn on Display

November 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Summer’s end would be harder to handle if fall didn’t throw such a colorful (and distracting) party along our shores! We’re sharing some of our favorite spots for leaf peepers; as some sighting sites are limited to hikers or canoes, kayaks, and SUPs, be sure to check for parking fees and any necessary permits. If […]

Go Gently on the Waters

Go Gently on the Waters

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

                            On a peaceful, overcast morning in Hampton Bays, two rows of excited onlookers silently formed a path to the calm Long Island waters as the star of the hour peeked through a crate at her fans. I wondered, did she know […]

Parto’s Restaurant

Parto’s Restaurant

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The taste of Italy awaits you at Parto’s in Riverhead, diagonally across the street from the town marina. Chef and owner Frank Spatola prides himself on using only quality ingredients in his recipes, and you can taste it beginning with Parto’s freshly baked garlic knots, which are lightly drizzled with olive oil. The Pasta e […]

Circling Long Island

Circling Long Island

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

An engaging and entertaining summer boat vacation is practically at your doorstep. A trip around Long Island is 250 nautical miles (which is not much more than visiting Block Island), and it can be completed in less than two weeks. While your pauses may vary, we’ve put together a fun itinerary of harbor-side stopovers. You can start this trip from any harbor and reverse our directions, depending on your starting point.

Favorite Escapes

Favorite Escapes

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Most of us have a pair of comfortable jeans we love to wear, a favorite restaurant that feels welcoming and relaxing, and a movie we’d gladly watch over and over. Most boaters also have a favorite spot to visit, so we asked readers to share the spot they’d choose over all others. If it’s a […]

East End Locations Kids Love

East End Locations Kids Love

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

hile boating is a great family experience, there are some places that are just not tailored for kids. Over the years we have found a cache of kid-friendly haunts that we seem to revisit because they make both kids and adults happy. In no particular order, here are our family favorites:

Atlantis Marine World

Atlantis Marine World

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Boaters looking to take a memorable day trip with their families should plan to visit Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead.

Seeing Fall’s Foliage

Seeing Fall’s Foliage

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Summer’s end would be a lot harder to handle if autumn didn’t stage a spectacular show along our waterways. It’s as if Mother Nature wants to distract us from the chill in the air and the shortness of the days, and she succeeds (at least as long as we’re out boating and enjoying her beautiful […]

Veg-Friendly Seaside Dining

Veg-Friendly Seaside Dining

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In each issue, we share reviews of two restaurants.  We also provide this annual round-up of restaurants we’ve featured in the past year where vegan and vegetarian boaters won’t be left hungry while everyone else enjoys a meal. Here are six eateries, ranging from casual sit-down (or takeout) to upscale dining, where vegans and vegetarians […]

Who’s Hungry?

Who’s Hungry?

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It happens every day, whether you’re on land or at sea: hunger strikes! If you’re like us, you appreciate tips on where you’ll enjoy spending your dining dollars, and that’s what you’ll get from us in each issue. In the past year, our reviewers have happily dined at these restaurants: Andrra 39 Gann Road East […]

Autumn’s Splendor Beside the Shore

Autumn’s Splendor Beside the Shore

October 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Each fall, Mother Nature puts on quite a show along Long Island’s rivers, inlets, harbors, and bays. How much fun it is to take your boat to see this bounty of natural beauty! Some of our favorite sighting sites are limited to paddle craft, so we’ve provided auto directions (parking fees and permits may be […]

Boating & Biking

Boating & Biking

January 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Some of Long Island’s most beautiful spots are not just reachable by boat. There are harbors, parks, and villages that make wonderful places to explore by bicycle.

Diving With Sharks:Dispelling Myths & Fears

Diving With Sharks:Dispelling Myths & Fears

November 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

My breathing hastened and I felt uneasy as soon as we dropped down into deep water. Pressure caused my ears to pop, and my chest constricted as cold water seeped through my wetsuit. Suddenly, a shark swam by, with another right behind. Its pale grey eye looked into mine, and its mouth was agape, revealing row upon row of razor sharp teeth.

The Riverhead Project

The Riverhead Project

When we take the boat to dine dockside, most times we’re in our nautical attire and looking to eat at a restaurant that fits that feel. However, one time we found a little piece of Manhattan smack in the middle of downtown Riverhead – and we liked it!

Glowing Reviews for Long Island Kayaking

Glowing Reviews for Long Island Kayaking

May 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As I quietly coasted along the shore, gentle waves lapped at my kayak in hypnotic rhythm.

Athens Gyro & Grill

Athens Gyro & Grill

November 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For those boaters who brave the wintry air in pursuit of adventure, open waters, and a place to partake in some warmth and fine food, Riverhead is a great destination. There are several restaurants dotting the town’s up-and-coming Main Street, but one in particular that has us going back for more is Athens Gyro & […]

Caught in the Current: The Oil Spill and Long Island

July 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While the aftermath of the Gulf spill may not pose a direct threat to Long Island in the same way as it affects the Gulf States, preparedness here is key.

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