03/30/17 6:00am
Mashomack Preserve on a spring day. (Credit: James Colligan, courtesy)

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…)

08/08/16 7:43am
COURTESY PHOTO Joe Denny moments after he completed the 125-mile Paumanok Path stretching from Rocky Point to Montauk in late July.

COURTESY PHOTO
Joe Denny moments after he completed the 125-mile Paumanok Path stretching from Rocky Point to Montauk in late July.

Late last month, on one of the hottest days this summer, Shelter Islander Joe Denny decided to take a 125-mile hike.

Discussing the idea with his wife, Julie, Mr. Denny said she was supportive. “She married a guy who does crazy things,” he said. (more…)