Shelter Island: An Inlaid Jewel

Shelter Island: An Inlaid Jewel

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Beaches, Historic Long Island | 0 comments

Tucked neatly between the two forks of our Long Island, the North ending at Orient and the South ending at Montauk, is a hidden gem.  The nearby getaway that is Shelter Island has remained one of Long Island’s best-kept secrets and it’s no wonder; Shelter Island, like many of the sections of Fire Island, is accessible only by riding a ferry.  However, unlike Fire Island, visitors are able to bring their vehicle across with them. This allows Shelter Island to act as a conduit for the vacationer looking to get the most out of their trip, providing drivers a shortcut from one fork to the other as well as a stunning stop along your route. 

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Redbook Names Long Island A Top Wine Region

Redbook Names Long Island A Top Wine Region

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Farms & Orchards, News, Wine & Dine | 0 comments

In just 40 years it’s amazing to see how much the North Fork region of Long Island has evolved from a primarily potato farming region to a world-class wine producing region. Apparently the climate and soil conditions are just right for growing grapes here (who knew?). There’s been some great recognition of the region lately; in fact Redbook just named it one of the Top Ten Wine Regions in America. Redbook is a pretty prestigious, 110 year old magazine  owned by Hearst publications and has a total circulation of over two million.

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