Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pindar Vineyards, New York

The North Fork of Long Island is dotted with vineyards. The one we chose to visit was Pindar. Pindar is Long Island's largest vineyard.

We got there in the morning and had a liquid breakfast. They gave us a coupon for a discount for a tasting at another nearby vineyard but we had to have something to eat.

The wine was excellent and we bought a case to bring home with us.

You can visit their website here.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Montauk Point Lighthouse, New York

At the far East end of Long Island is the magnificent Montauk Point Lighthouse. It's the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the United States and the oldest lighthouse in New York.

History is all around the lighthouse. Captain Kidd supposedly buried treasure nearby. The slave crew of Amistad saw the lighthouse and came ashore. Just a stone's throw away is Camp Hero, supposed home of the Montauk Project.

Their web site is here and the wikipedia article is here.

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tanger Outlet Mall, Riverhead, New York

As we rode around the South Fork of Long Island, we came across this huge mall, Tanger Outlet Mall, with 165 shops. We spent a couple of hours there.

Their web site is here.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Old Hook Mill, East Hampton, New York

As we drove through the South Fork, we came across the Old Hook Mill in East Hampton. I pulled over and took a couple of photos through the car window.

The wikipedia article is here and the East Hampton describes it here.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sag Harbor, New York

The last leg of the route from the North Fork to the South Fork was the second ferry. The South Ferry lands at Sag Harbor.

The boats are bigger on the South Fork!

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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Greenport-Shelter Island Ferry, New York

One day on Long Island was our day to go from the North Fork to the South Fork. This didn't look very far and here's the Google directions for the trip. But look closer. Google shows that it's 9.2 miles but the travel time is over an hour!

The reason is that there are 2 ferry rides on the route. The first one is via North Ferry.

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Harborfront Inn, Greenport, New York

In Greenport, we stayed at the Harborfront Inn. While there are B&Bs in town, this was the only hotel we found. There are certainly others in the area, just not in town.

It's a really nice hotel and quiet (everything in Greenport is pretty quiet!).

They had a good continental breakfast and free wired Internet service.

It's just down the street from the many fine restaurants in Greenport. We ate at the Frisky Oyster, the Chowder Pot Pub, and Claudio's.

Here's their web site.

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