Sometimes all it takes is a quick meander off the beaten path to discover something truly amazing.
It could be anything: a scenic spot obscured or a hidden trail revealing something either scary or sublime. Walking along Peppermill Lane recently, the happy surprise was wandering into a sculpture park in the back yard of a world-renowned artist. (more…)
Photo by JoAnn Kirkland | The scene on Crescent Beach on a perfect beach day.
If you’ve been to Crescent Beach on Shelter Island lately, chances are you’ve seen fellow beachgoers using paddleboards. Some enthusiasts prefer their own boards, but for those who just want to try it out, that’s where Venture Out Shelter Island comes in. Now in its third season, the paddleboard rental and sales company has taken off, and according to manager Matty Stromberg, “We’re busier than ever.” (more…)
Photo by Tara Smith | Cris DiOrio of the Bike Shed opens his doors to the public to use his shop and learn to repair their own bikes for free.
Do you know how to ride a bike? Who doesn’t? But can you fix your bike? Like almost everyone, when it’s time for necessary repairs, many are puzzled by the challenge.
That’s where Cris DiOrio comes in. For the fourth summer in a row, this Shelter Island native has opened the doors to his Bike Shed welcoming bicyclists of all ages and skill levels to use the shop, and learn to repair their own bikes at no cost. (more…)
One reason people are drawn to Shelter Island is the quiet, atmosphere of a gentler age and natural beauty everywhere you look. So it’s not surprising visitors opt to stay in a place that is inspired by these virtues such as The Candlelite Inn. (more…)
This summer, live music and waterfront dining continue to draw people to The Dory. The bar/restaurant has a nautical, intimate feel to it, creating an atmosphere that is sure to make anyone feel at home. The real attraction is an outdoor dining deck that overlooks Chase Creek. (more…)
Photo by Ambrose Clancy | New owners of Reddings Market, Marie Eiffel, center, and Jason Penney, right, with chef Stephane Verdille.
The Rive Gauche in Paris has long been appreciated as an artistic and intellectual hub, home to countless cafés characteristic of the vibrant city. On Shelter Island, you can find a glimmer of this atmosphere at Reddings Market. (more…)