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Nassau Point

Nassau Point

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

When you simply want to drop anchor and hang out on the boat, Nassau Point is a great lazy day spot. Just south of Cutchogue, this area is generally calm; enter this anchorage from Little Peconic Bay. The area has been settled since the mid-1600s, and Nassau Point today is home to both year-round and […]

Sand City

Sand City

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Just south of Eaton’s Neck is an area named West Beach, though locals refer to it as Sand City.   It’s a thin beach just off Sand City Island and south of Hobart Beach and Price Bend at the northwest entrance to Northport Bay. Boaters from Huntington and Northport enjoy visiting Sand City, as the water […]

Little Bay

Little Bay

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Little Bay fits the bill for western North Shore boaters seeking a cove to duck into and drop anchor. Located under the southern side of the Throgs Neck Bridge, just west of Willets Point, this cove is easily accessible from Manhattan and Flushing Bay, as well as western Nassau County harbors. This cove is not […]

Atlantique

Atlantique

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This part of Fire Island, formally known as Atlantique Beach to distinguish it from the residential neighborhood, has a decidedly relaxed atmosphere and a family focus. Actually, it’s relaxed once you get one of around 150 slips at the public marina, which are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis — slips are restricted to Islip […]

Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove

March 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Called Pirates Cove by many, Mt. Misery by others, some Port Jefferson and nearby North Shore boaters just say, “We’re going to The Cove.” No matter what you name it going in, you’ll call it a great place once you’ve dropped anchor in this calm water haven on the east side of the entrance to […]

Fort Pond Bay

Fort Pond Bay

March 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Fort Pond Bay in Montauk is a triple-threat destination. It offers a spectacular view of the bluffs, has deep water to accommodate many sizes of boats, and has an underwater attraction for snorkelers and divers. This is an easy-to-reach spot if you are boating from points east of Shelter Island, as it’s located just west […]

West Harbor

West Harbor

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One of the most protected bodies of water by Oyster Bay, West Harbor is in the northwest part of Oyster Bay Harbor, to the west side of Centre Island. This is a wide open area where you can drop anchor, hang out, ooh and ahh at the large homes and mega yachts you see, and take a […]

Hemlock Cove

Hemlock Cove

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Ask South Shore boaters to name a low-key place to relax on the hook, and quite often they’ll share how much they love Hemlock Cove. Hemlock Cove is located along the State Boat Channel opposite Gilgo State Park. Most of the cove is deep, but check the depth as you get closer to land.  The […]

Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade

Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

On December 11, cover yourself in many layers from head to toes, but leave your eyes uncovered. That way, you’ll be able to enjoy all the dazzling sights of the Freeport Nautical Mile of Lights Annual Holiday Boat Parade. Boaters and non-boaters alike will be oohing and aahing as the festive boats — both private […]

Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights

Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights

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There are incandescent songs such as You Light Up My Life sung by Debby Boone, Spotlight by Jennifer Hudson, Ray Of Light by Madonna, and Heartlight by Neil Diamond. Then there’s the Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights, glowingly sung by participating boaters who want to keep the Huntington Lighthouse burning brightly. This fun and fundraising […]

Connetquot River Boat Parade and Fireworks

Connetquot River Boat Parade and Fireworks

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On the water or along the shore, you won’t want to miss the lights and sights of the Connetquot River Boat Parade. On Saturday, November 28, festively lit and decorated boats start at the View restaurant at 5:30 pm and proceed to the Snapper Inn (and then back again). As much fun as it to […]

Patchogue Christmas Boat Parade

Patchogue Christmas Boat Parade

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Ho-ho-holiday cheer commences as the 22nd Christmas Holiday Boat Parade heads down the Patchogue River on Sunday, November 22. This traditional event actually starts the day before with voting for the best decorated boats on Saturday, November 21 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm. There are two locations in Patchogue to view the parade, which begins […]

Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson

Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Port Jefferson is an enticing destination during the warmer months, but it’s also appealing to stroll around this seaside village in nippy weather while sipping a warm beverage and soaking in festive holiday cheer.  As if even more incentive was necessary to visit, characters will be reenacting Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in December. […]

Dazzling Fall Colors

Dazzling Fall Colors

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Perhaps to make summer’s passing more palatable, autumn throws quite a party along Long Island’s shores. Boaters have a wonderful perspective to see these fall festivities! We’re listing some great leaf-peeping spots; please note that access to some waterside sites may be limited to rowers and paddlers only. Don’t forget to wear your life jacket […]

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. This is a tale of three Patchogues. There’s the one known as a convenient place for boaters on the south shore to keep their boats and reach multiple water-accessible restaurants, the one recognized for being part of  Fire Island (Davis Park), and then there’s a third Patchogue — a mainland village located a short […]

Montauk Fall Festival

Montauk Fall Festival

October 1, 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 […]

Oyster Festival

Oyster Festival

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When October arrives in Oyster Bay, it’s time to get ready for the Oyster Festival.  Billed as the east coast’s largest waterfront festival, this year’s festival — the 32nd annual one— offers plenty of fun things to do on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18. Activities include fun rides, amusements, and a midway with […]

Dazzling Fall Colors

Dazzling Fall Colors

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Perhaps to make summer’s passing more palatable, autumn throws quite a party along Long Island’s shores. Boaters have a wonderful perspective to see these fall festivities! We’re listing some great leaf-peeping spots; please note that access to some waterside sites may be limited to rowers and paddlers only. Don’t forget to wear your life jacket […]

25th Cedar Beach Blues Music & Arts Festival

25th Cedar Beach Blues Music & Arts Festival

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. 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 […]

Patchogue

Patchogue

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. This is a tale of three Patchogues. There’s the one known as a convenient place for boaters on the south shore to keep their boats and reach multiple water-accessible restaurants, the one recognized for being part of  Fire Island (Davis Park), and then there’s a third Patchogue — a mainland village located a short […]

Northport’s Cow Harbor Weekend

Northport’s Cow Harbor Weekend

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

During the weekend of September 19 through 20, Northport gives a nod to its past in a most enjoyable way. Back when cows may have grazed alongside the harbor, the area was known as “The Great Cow Harbor,” and so the weekend’s celebrations take on the name. On Saturday, September 19 the annual Cow Harbor […]

Stars and Stripes Fall Festival

Stars and Stripes Fall Festival

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If it’s September, it’s time for the annual Stars and Stripes Fall Festival in East Rockaway! This year all the fun takes place Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20. The festival is filled with entertaining activities for everyone. Situated next to the Talfor Boat Basin, the festival will feature music, food, carnival rides, clowns, […]

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

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. The sounds of music fill the air during the Fifth Annual Sag Harbor American Music Festival on Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27. The festival covers a wide range of musical styles including jazz, blues, folk, R&B, Americana, rock, and pop.  Local and national performers are featured throughout the weekend at events requiring […]

Greenport Maritime Festival

Greenport Maritime Festival

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. 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 […]

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

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Taking your boat to a harbor near a farmers market is a short, relaxing trip.  Each market is unique, with offerings subject to season and weather. So boat over to the market week after week to see what’s new and tasty! Thursdays  Montauk Inlet Restaurant and Gin Beach Market parking lot End of East Lake […]

Playland

Playland

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For over eight decades Long Islanders have been visiting Playland Amusement Park, referred to by most as “Rye Playland.” While everyone has fun at the park, the drive there and back can be a real downer. That’s why going by boat makes the trip as much fun as being at the park! With over 50 […]

US Open

US Open

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. How much fun is attending the US Open at the Billy Jean King National Tennis Center?  If you’re a boater who would like to answer, “It’s aces of fun,” but faults the traffic and parking hassles, going by boat is your tiebreaker! Traveling by boat to the tournament, which takes place from Monday, August […]

Huntington Lighthouse Musicfest

Huntington Lighthouse Musicfest

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. Though no one wants summer to speed by, boaters who relish the annual Huntington Lighthouse Musicfest are rooting for Labor Day weekend to arrive.  This annual event, taking place on Saturday, September 5, will be the ninth time the Huntington Lighthouse rocks out as throngs of boats in Lloyd Harbor raft up. Lloyd Harbor […]

Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center

Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center

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. The Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at Jones Beach State Park is located on a barrier island within Jones Beach State Park. The center is easily accessible by boat and a fun way to spend a day. Kids and adults will find plenty of things to do both inside and outside, such as touching live […]

Statue of Liberty 2015

Statue of Liberty 2015

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The United States Centennial was 12 years away when Edouard de Laboulaye, a Frenchman, came up with the idea of a monument to commemorate the American Declaration of Independence.  Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was commissioned to design the sculpture that stands today as a universally-recognized symbol of freedom. Her right arm fully aloft, holding a […]

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