08/04/15 11:16am
Credit: Skye Gillispie

Credit: Skye Gillispie

One balmy July afternoon, I decided to embark on the Coecles Harbor Marine Water Trail on Shelter Island aboard my standup paddleboard.

Located within the Peconic Estuary — which has been declared a “Last Great Place” by The Nature Conservancy — this five-mile marine trail takes thrill-seekers on an adventure through a wetland filled with a variety of birds, fish, shellfish and turtles. The trail, which also offers glimpses of Taylor’s Island, is a joint project of The Nature Conservancy, Shelter Island Town and Shelter Island Kayak Tours. One of their major restoration goals is the replenishment of the shellfish population through the use of shellfish nurseries and safe environments. (more…)

08/02/15 1:23pm
Credit: Courtesy FOLD Festival

Credit: Courtesy FOLD Festival

Superstar music acts Beck, Pharrell Williams, Duran Duran and others will light up the North Fork during the two-day FOLD (Freak Out Let’s Dance) Festival this week.

The all-star event will be presented at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead on Tuesday, Aug. 4, and Wednesday, Aug. 5, by Nile Rodgers Productions, which held a similar star-studded event at the vineyard in 2013.     (more…)

08/02/15 12:59pm
Actress Piper Perabo will perform as Viola in a series of readings of 'Twelfth Night' produced by Bay Street Theater this month. (Credit: Bay Street Theater, courtesy)

Actress Piper Perabo will perform as Viola in a series of readings of ‘Twelfth Night’ produced by Bay Street Theater this month. (Credit: Bay Street Theater, courtesy)

Actress Piper Perabo will appear in a pair of free staged readings of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor later this month.  (more…)

07/31/15 3:02pm
There are several places to stop & enjoy the view on Ram Island Drive (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

There are several places to stop & enjoy the view on Ram Island Drive
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

A beautiful part of Shelter Island to visit is the Ram Island causeway. The nearly pristine coastal barrier, which links Big Ram and Little Ram Islands to the rest of Shelter Island, has been a scenic landmark destination for generations of residents and visitors.  (more…)

07/30/15 6:00am
Find a great bargain this weekend. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Find a great bargain this weekend. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Whether you’re looking for unique tchotchkes to decorate the mantel or are on the hunt for vintage clothing (or maybe an octagonal fish tank!), you’re in luck: There are a few scheduled yard sales on Shelter Island from Saturday, Aug. 1 to Sunday, Aug. 2.

Read on to find the perfect sale for you, as listed in the Classifieds section of the July 30 edition of the Shelter Island Reporter. (more…)