Mashomack Preserve on a spring day. (Credit: James Colligan, courtesy)
There was a time when the phrase “get lost” was an insult. These days, it’s therapy.
When the world becomes too much for you, Shelter Island — the pearl in the prongs of the North and South forks — has thousands of acres of wooded trails, quiet country roads, and deserted beaches where you can treat your short fuse with a long walk. (more…)
Nostrand Parkway, mid-afternoon in November. (Credit: Ambrose Clancy)
With the forecast for the next several days dialed into crisp and bright autumn weather, it’s a great time to get out on foot or on a bike and see the spectacular fall foliage gracing Shelter Island.
And if you’re one of those people who tend to avoid walks in the woods on sketchy paths — every step could be one that contains a twisted ankle from a rock or fallen branch — and don’t feel like preparing for an overland trek, then we have just the thing. It’s about a 1.5-mile walk on a paved road that contains some off the best autumn scenery on the Island. (more…)