Early spring, just before the season begins, is a great time to visit the North Fork of Long Island.
Yesterday was unusually warm so my travel-happy friend and I decided to ditch our shopping plans in favor of visiting a town I’d never been to before. Greenport is almost at the end of Long Island’s North Fork, so removed from the City that it looks and feels more like New England than New York. There are expensive boutiques catering to the summer-home crowd as well as simple markets for to everyday needs. It’s a beautiful place to walk around.
We took the quick but pleasant ferry to Shelter Island, an even more wealthy place situated between the North and South Forks. There’s nothing for us commoners to do there besides walk around and admire the beauty, then return to Greenport.
It’s too early in the year for many attractions and entertainment. Next trip I’ll stay overnight so I can enjoy the wineries, nightlife and early morning scent of the waters of the Long Island Sound.