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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 […]

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 […]

Feed and Grain

Feed and Grain

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re floating on a mooring in Northport Harbor or tied up to the town dock, you start wondering where to feed your hungry kids and thirsty crew. The answer is Feed and Grain, a moderately-priced, family-friendly restaurant within easy walking distance of the harbor. In nice weather, there is outdoor dining on the terrace […]

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 […]

Long Island’s Coves & Anchorages

Long Island’s Coves & Anchorages

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Click on each highlighted cove listing below to read our review. North Shore Coves & Anchorages (West to East) Little Bay Leeds Pond North Hempstead Town Beach West Harbor The Sand Hole Lloyd Harbor Sand City Nissequogue River Whitehall Beach Pirates Cove South Shore Coves & Anchorages (West to East) Plumb Beach Short Beach Zach’s […]

Northport’s Plein Air Painting and Music Festival

Northport’s Plein Air Painting and Music Festival

January 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Visitors will feel as if they have wandered back in time to the glory days of Impressionism when the Northport Arts Coalition (NAC) hosts their seventh annual en plein air (French for “in the open air”) festival from Friday, June 13 through Sunday, June 15.  The event is a collaboration between NAC, award-winning marine artist […]

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 […]

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 […]

Women Making Waves

Women Making Waves

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As Gail Palminteri travels her favorite waterways, she finds herself encouraging women to take the helm more and more. “I think women are sometimes afraid to grab the throttle or the steering wheel,” she says, “But I’d love to see more women out there taking the lead.”

Fighting the Flames:  A Boater’s Guide to Preventing Nautical Fires

Fighting the Flames: A Boater’s Guide to Preventing Nautical Fires

May 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

When Tod Thonger’s water rescue team responded to a local sailboat fire last year, relief circulated throughout the warm, summer air. Moored out in Northport Harbor, a 42’ sailboat had suddenly gone up in flames, and proved to be far too menacing for the U.S. Coast Guard to extinguish on its own.