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PeraBell Food Bar East

PeraBell Food Bar East

December 7, 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 […]

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 […]

ALure Chowder House & Oysteria

ALure Chowder House & Oysteria

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

After spending the day on the boat exploring the Peconic River and visiting Greenport and Shelter Island, the topic turned to dinner. Immediately, everyone proposed ALure. Though the interior dining area and full bar were inviting and the fireplace would comfort in other seasons, we happily sat outside, watching the boat traffic in the adjacent […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Turkuaz Grill

Turkuaz Grill

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Turkuaz Grill is one of the truly authentic Turkish restaurants on Long Island. Located on the scenic Peconic River, boaters will find the restaurant a quick walk from Riverhead’s town dock, situated next to the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center. My dining companion Donna and I ate there with our friend, Dr. Robert Wendt. […]

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 […]

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.

Fall Foliage Along the Shore

Fall Foliage Along the Shore

September 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Why travel for hours by car to see the spectacle of autumn leaves? Long Island offers boaters a bounty of natural beauty along our rivers, inlets, harbors, and bays. Check out nature’s wonders along these waterways (since some of these are limited only to paddlecrafts, we provide directions by car in some instances): Captree Basin […]