East End of Long Island

 

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Farms

The East End is home to farms that provide year round products including fruits, vegetables, ornamental horticulture products and grape vines galore. Agriculture is Long Island’s largest industry with over $1 billion in revenues annually. Both forks are dotted with family owned farm stands featuring "Grown on Long Island produce". Many also offer locally grown annuals and perennials from spring through fall.

In addition to fresh produce, enjoy homemade jams, honey and pies at local farm stands and markets. One of the most famous is Brieremere Farms which is known for its freshly baked fruit pies. Better get there early and take yours home warm from the oven!

Most produce stands also offer pick your own peaches, strawberries, apples, pumpkins and other local fruits. Long Island has some of the most diverse variety and selections of apple orchards in New York State; in fact it is the most agriculturally rich area in the entire region. Spend the day in the fresh air and warm sunshine with friends and family at one of these u-pick farms.

Many East End farms have adopted organic practices, and visitors can find a range of options, from beets and berries to spinach and summer squash. Several restaurants incorporate local organic produce into their menus. While here, make sure to dine at one of these spectacular restaurants.

During the fall season, East End farms open their fields for pumpkin picking. Pumpkin picking is an annual family fall tradition. If you're looking for some of the best u-pick pumpkin farms in New York, visit Long Island’s East End. Many area farms also celebrate the season with spectacular fall festivals, featuring cornfield mazes, hayrides, food, music and more. Fall is also the best time to experience the sweet and succulent taste of roasted corn, a taste of the East End you won't ever forget!

Then just in time for the holidays, pack everyone in the car and chop down your own Christmas tree at one of the North Fork's Christmas tree farms.

Vineyards

Long Island Wine Country is located 60 miles east of NYC and offers year round tours, tastings, concerts and special events. The North Fork and The Hamptons are home to over 45 wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms. Private tours, special events and world recognized wines are all on the East End of Long Island.

Long Island's Wine Country on the North Fork is known for its quaint harbor front villages, excellent restaurants and fresh fruit and vegetable produce stands. Several wineries are also located on the South Fork near Long Island’s famed Hamptons.

An enchanting trip to Long Island Wine Country transports you to a place where over 45 wineries open their doors to visitors. Come sample the latest award-winning vintage, or take a fascinating cellar tour and see how vintners here have perfected their craft. Enjoy lunch at a fabulous local restaurant or plan a wine country vacation and spend the evening at one of the quaint area bed and breakfasts.

It has been said by many that Long Island is one of the country's most exciting wine producing regions today, with great reviews and high praise found in major food and wine publications nationwide. As the awards continue to accumulate, Long Island wines are increasingly sought after in fine restaurants and wine shops from coast to coast.

Long Island’s maritime climate, geography and soil characteristics provide ideal conditions for producing wines of exceptional quality. Age-old growing techniques are combined with state-of-the-art technology to produce a range of world-class wines from specific varietals and selected blends.

A tour of the Long Island wine region is a special experience, offering an opportunity to sample and purchase our award winning wines directly from producers while enjoying beautiful scenery, comfortable hotels and romantic bed & breakfasts, great food, and a wide range of sports, leisure and entertainment activities.

Golf

The Eastern End of Long Island offers tons of great golf courses

With its gently rolling hills and sprawling, flat landscapes, Long Island is a great place to play golf. The scenic courses on the East End offer world-class fairways, rolling meadows, wooded acres and water views.

There are many challenging courses available to the public including, Montauk Downs, Sag Harbor State Park, Calverton Links, Indian Island Country Club, Great Rock Golf Course, The Links at Cherry Creek, Long Island National Golf Club, The Woods at Cherry Creek and Shelter Island Country Club.

Golfers of all abilities will find a course that will create a spectacular setting for their favorite pastime.

Lighthouses

Eastern Long Island is home to many famous lighthouses including Montauk Point Lighthouse, Horton Point Lighthouse and more then 7 offshore lighthouses including, Long Beach Bar, Orient Point, Plumb Island, Little Gull, Race Rock, North Dumpling and Latimer Reef.

Perhaps one of its most famous lighthouses is Montauk Point Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in New York State. This historic landmark has been part of Long Island's land and seascape for over 200 years and still serves as an active aid to navigation. It is one of three Long Island lighthouses that permit a climb to the top of the tower, along with Fire Island Lighthouse and Horton Point.

Some lighthouses are accessible to the public while others are accessible via private tours and boat trips.

Museums

Museums on Eastern Long Island boast 100’s of years of local history. Special events and social gatherings are held throughout the year on the North Fork, South Fork, Shelter Island and Riverhead Area.

Visit museums that explore Native American heritage, or catch a glimpse of the rich whaling history of Long Island at the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum or the East End Seaport Museum in Greenport. There are also numerous children’s museums available which offer exhibits and amazing hands-on displays to help children learn and have fun.

Come explore the museums of the East End where you'll find hidden treasures and unexpected surprises. The Parrish Art Museum has grown to encompass a distinguished collection of American art from the nineteenth century to the present, with a particular focus on the art and artists of Long Island’s East End. Throughout the year the Museum features changing exhibitions of modern and contemporary art as well as films, lectures, performances, workshops, and educational programs for children and school groups.

Most townships also have their own local art and historical museums featuring changing exhibits and programs.

Art Galleries

East End Artists display their works proudly at galleries, wineries, restaurants, libraries and public buildings throughout the North Fork, South Fork, Shelter Island and Riverhead area.

Come stroll the galleries of the East End where you'll find hidden treasures and discover masterpieces.

There are over 30 galleries that offer art collections representing various media including, paintings, sculpture, photography, multiples, art glass, mixed media and works on paper.

Most of these galleries are open to the public and many of them offer changing exhibits. If you are interested in expressing your artistic side some galleries even offer workshops and classes.

Historical Sites

Reflections of Long Island history can be explored throughout Eastern Long Island. North Fork, Shelter Island, Riverhead and The Hamptons all have community historical societies and showcase their history through special events, tours and promotions.

Embark on a journey to Long Island’s East End and take a remarkable trip through the past where the scenic splendor is rivaled only by the historic significance of the area. Visitors will be delighted at the incredible assortment of art and culture here reflecting the colorful and diverse history of the region.

The Suffolk County historical museum, located in Riverhead is a great place to start your historical journey! Today, over 20,000 historical artifacts are cared for in the museum. Permanent and changing exhibitions are used to interpret important themes in Suffolk County history. The artifact collections are broad in nature and are particularly strong in the areas of General History, Decorative Arts, Fine and Folk Arts, Costumes and Textiles, and Ethnographic and Natural History artifacts.

Be sure to visit the local historical society in whichever town you are visiting. They can offer an abundance of information on the rich history of the town, events that have taken place there and locations you won’t want to miss.

Performing Arts

The East End is home to many of the stars of Broadway and Hollywood, so it's not unusual to see them performing on stage! Whether it's the Hampton's Film Festival, a preview of a new show destined for Broadway or an intimate evening with performers ranging from international dance troupes to classical musicians, each town has a year round calendar of events to keep you entertained!

From world class artists to amateur performers, the East End stages serve as a year-round focal point for the area's diverse community. The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Bay Street Theatre and Guild Hall all feature critically acclaimed productions ranging from classic to contemporary and comedic to dramatic.

Local theatres feature a variety of entertainment including plays, musicals, concerts, operas, dance performances, films, children’s theater and stand up comedians. There truly is something for everyone.

If you are interested in expressing your dramatic side, some theatres also offer acting workshops and classes.

Enjoy the pleasant drama of a trip to Long Island’s East End.

Botanic Gardens

Acres of ornamental herbs, animal topiaries, lavender fields, perennial gardens and contemporary sculptures can be found on the East End in a series of botanical gardens where rare species are carefully tended.

Bridge Gardens is a unique botanical garden in the heart of Bridgehampton that creates a wonderful oasis that covers five acres and includes many specimens of trees, hedgerow, flowers and beds of culinary, medicinal, ornamental, and textile and dyeing herbs.

The LongHouse Reserve exemplifies art in all forms. Through its arboretum, sculpture gardens, and educational programs, LongHouse brings together art and nature, aesthetics and spirit, to create landscapes as an art form.

The Madoo Conservancy over the last forty years has established a green, organic encyclopedia of gardening on two acres of land in Sagaponack. The myriad greens that abound in the garden, some alongside daring colors on railings, gates, windows and doors, together with innovative pruning techniques, all display an artistic genius at work. 

The goal of the East End’s botanic gardens is to help protect our area’s scenic beauty and rural heritage so visitors can enjoy it for years to come.

Major Attractions

Bring your family to Long Island’s East End and you'll find more than enough to keep them busy. With many different adventures and attractions, there is fun for the whole family.

Bring the kids to Atlantis Marine World, Long Island’s only Aquarium, located in Riverhead. The aquarium offers a rich variety of experiences, interactive fun, fascinating marine life exhibits, aquatic adventures, and educational programs. Visitors are invited to take a Shark Dive, snorkel with tropical fish, feed a stingray, watch a sea lion show, and more.

What could be more fun than spending the day with family and friends bargain hunting at Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead! Tanger features more than 165 brand name manufacturer and designer outlet stores. Buying direct from the manufacturer at Tanger means you'll always save more. Because you are making your purchases directly from the manufacturer, brand name merchandise can be purchased at 30%-70% below retail prices every day at Tanger Outlet Centers.

Splish Splash Waterpark, located in Calverton, was voted one of the Best Waterparks in America by the Travel Channel! Splish Splash can satisfy each and every guest with a unique variety of rides and attractions, food selections, lounge areas and souvenirs. Splish Splash has 96 exciting acres of total fun for the whole family. Everywhere you turn, you discover another one-of-a-kind water attraction. Year after year, families come here for a summer like no other!

Come explore all the East End has to offer on a day trip, weekend getaway or weeklong vacation.

Other Attractions

The East End is Long Island's backyard playground for kids of all ages! Fun on the Forks starts in Riverhead at both Splish Splash Water Park and Atlantis Marine World Aquarium, both attractions named as two of the country's top ten destinations by the Travel Channel!

Activities abound on the East End for every interest and in every season including; ice skating in winter, strawberry picking in spring, apple and pumpkin picking and corn mazes in the fall!

Families will also enjoy visiting the Long Island Game Farm located in Manorville. It is the largest combined children's zoo and Wildlife Park on Long Island and features hundreds of animals, including an 18-foot giraffe, red kangaroos, kinkajous, cougars, Barbados sheep, peacocks, and the only lemurs born and bred on Long Island. They also have various breeds of monkeys, buffalo, colorful parrots, zebras, aoudads, camels, ostrich, alligators, and much more. The Long Island Game Farm has many interactive areas where guests can touch and, unlike most zoos, actually feed the animals!

Another unique East End attraction is Riverhead Raceway. Riverhead Raceway is one of the oldest stock car race tracks in the country, having been built in 1949, and is the only NASCAR stock car track in the New York metropolitan area. It has five to six racing divisions every Saturday night with an average car count of 150 cars in the pits. Competition is fast and furious. Riverhead Raceway also features many special shows such as the Demolition Derby, Enduros and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

The East End is filled with family fun activities in every town!

Camping/RV Parks

Eastern Long Island is home to many camping sites that are open to the public year-round for a variety of activities. Visitors enjoy weekend, mid week and seasonal rentals.

There are numerous state and county parks on the East End that offer both trailer and tent campsites. The majority of these campsites offer beachfront camping as well as restrooms and shower facilities for the comfort of all campers.

Camping at a state or county campsite also offers a large variety of activities including; beach access, picnic areas, playgrounds, horseback riding, boat rentals, fishing, rowboats, canoes, kayaks and nature trails for hiking and biking.

From Greenport to Riverhead and Montauk to the Hamptons, a camping adventure awaits!

Hotels

The East End of Long Island provides hotel rooms in the Riverhead area, North Fork and The Hamptons.

East End hotels include a broad range of options. From large national chains to smaller independent hotels, there is something for every taste.

Several areas offer gorgeous ocean views and beachfront accommodations. Enjoy the famous oceanfront hotels in Montauk on Long Island's South Fork, the tranquil water views of the North Shore, or the sophistication of Long Island's South Shore accommodations.

Your stay at a full-service Long Island hotel ensures amenities and services sure to make your stay a pleasure. Year round properties offer fitness centers, business centers, restaurants, indoor pools and much more!

East End hotels make you comfortable near all the things to do on Long Island including, world-renowned shopping, dining, beaches, vineyards, golfing and cultural attractions.

Many of these hotels offer special Getaway Packages that include some of the East End’s best attractions. Reserve your rooms today and prepare to experience all the excitement the East End has in store for you.

Inns and B&Bs

Whether you are looking for a charming bed and breakfast in Long Island Wine Country, a room with stunning ocean and water views or a Hampton’s bed and breakfast the East End offers visitors an array of options.

A broad base of limited service hotels and inns ensure a comfortable night spent at a more personalized level. Stay at a smaller hotel and inn on the East End and know that you'll get added attention.

A stay at an East End Bed & Breakfast offers a welcome retreat from the rush of everyday life and is sure to create lasting memories. Many B&Bs are nestled within vineyards and farmland, yet convenient to many local restaurants and attractions allowing you to relax on a covered porch, take an evening stroll through lovely gardens, go on a wine tasting tour, shop for antiques, rest your head in a quilt-laden bed, and pull up your chair in the morning for a hot homemade breakfast.

The Hamptons, North Fork Wine Country and Riverhead Inns and Bed & Breakfasts offer a wide variety of experiences including romantic getaways, girlfriend’s weekends, wine tours and more!

Rentals

Summer Rentals, Monthly Rentals, Weekly Rentals and Summer Share houses on the North Fork and The Hamptons are the perfect vacation getaway. Year round rentals are available for visitors to enjoy winery harvest, quaint shops and villages for holiday shopping and spring hiking & fishing.

Many visitors are pleased to find condos and homes for rent on or near the beaches of the Hamptons, Montauk and other areas. Spacious and convenient, vacation rentals offer expanded space for families and groups giving you privacy and home amenities you won’t find in a large hotel or resort.

The perfect vacation beach house is awaiting your arrival.  Imagine an oceanfront or bay front rental this summer and the memories you'll be making with family and friends. Don't forget your camera!

Catering Facility

Eastern Long Island hosts many conferences, social affairs and corporate events. The Riverhead area, North Fork Wine Country and The Hamptons are home to state of the art catering facilities offering year round options for visitors. Destination weddings, family reunions, corporate events and more have a wide variety of options.

You will surely find the perfect location for your event on the East End. With its beautiful scenery, waterfront views and picturesque landscape, Long Island offers a wide range of magnificent sites for your special event. Impress your guests with the prestige of a North Shore setting or delight them with a cocktail reception on the beach - the possibilities are endless.

Beaches/Parks/Preserves

The East End offers ocean beaches, sandy coves, preserves and family parks to explore.

Long Island beaches are world-renowned for their fine white sand, spectacular waves, miles of boardwalks, beach trails, restaurants, picnic areas, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. In fact, Coopers Beach in Southampton was ranked number one in the country on Dr. Beach's 2010 Top 10 Beaches List. East Hampton's Main Beach has also made the list, ranking at number five.

East End beaches provide abundant scenic and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike including fishing, kayaking, surfing, swimming, boat rentals and scuba diving. Most beaches also provide showers, restrooms, and food concessions.

Parks offer countless opportunities to explore your natural environment, escape from the grind of the everyday and experience exciting new adventures. Boat launches, hiking trails, campsites, horseback riding, fishing, playgrounds and golf courses all await you at many East End Parks!

Nature lovers can grab your binoculars and set out on a nature and bird watching trip through one of the East End’s preserves. Preservation efforts have seen endangered species like the Piping Plover starting to flourish, especially out in the Hamptons area and on the North Shore. Hawks have made a truly remarkable comeback on Long Island, and they can often be viewed perched high on the flood lamps along major parkways. Other wildlife sightings include egret, heron, black ducks, warblers, gadwalls, mergansers, yellowlegs, osprey, deer, owls, red fox, opossum, and wild turkey.

You'll never tire of all the things to do and see on the East End of Long Island.

Biking

Pedal with pals or take to the trails and explore the East End, The Hamptons and North Fork Wine Country.

The Hampton's and scenery are two words that explain the lore that draws people to the East End. Road bike tour routes travel through some of the most beautiful vistas in the world. From tree filled lanes, to farm vistas, to the Hampton's Mansions, bike trips are a great way to experience the area.

There are many local businesses that offer bike rentals as well as guided tours. Tours are available for all abilities and ages, from beginners to hard-core fanatics and can be customized for a leisurely ride or a more energy driven pace.

Guided tours will include local knowledge, great food, and breath-taking scenery.

Knowledgeable and experienced guides will ensure you have an adventure of a lifetime!

Boat Rentals

Recreational boat rentals can afford novice and seasoned boaters the opportunity of “hassle-free” boating and new aspects of fun on the water.

Rentals offer you the opportunity to get out and enjoy the water by renting a boat for a day, a few days, a week, or more without any long-term obligation. There are no monthly payments, no dockage fees, no storage fees and no maintenance costs. Simply enjoy time on the water with your family and hand over the keys when you're done.

There is easy access to many destinations including the cozy inlets of Shelter Island, the quaint port town of Greenport and the glitz and glam of the Hamptons, just to name a few. Enjoy a fishing trip in the bay, cruise the waters with friends and family or take the kids tubing! You are sure to find a boat that fits your needs.

Unfamiliar with operating a sea craft? Most rental companies provide classes and instruction to get you cruising safely and confidently.

Canoe/Kayak

The East End of Long Island offers phenomenal canoe and kayak experiences. Paddling the waters of Shelter Island, the Hamptons and the North Fork creeks and streams is paradise.

There is no better kayak destination on the East coast then the Hamptons! From the Montauk lighthouse to Mecox Bay in South Hampton, the East End of Long Island is a paddler's paradise! There are limitless paddling options from open water crossings to Gardiners Island to a placid nature tour on a secluded pond. Once on the water, paddlers can chose from: nature tours, fitness paddles, children’s treasure hunts, fishing trips or anything else that comes to mind! Whether a novice or a pro, one person or sixty you will create a lasting memory.

Kayaking and canoeing on the East End offers a surprising bounty of natural beauty, wildlife, and waterways that range from serene rivers, inlets and harbors to challenging ocean and bay courses allowing you to explore quiet wetlands where migrating birds nest or find your own secluded beach or cove.

Bring your own or rent kayaks near your favorite launch site.

Kayaking and canoeing on the East End is sure to be an experience to remember.

Fishing/Hunting

Angling opportunities abound on the East End of Long Island. Orient Point, Peconic Bay, Montauk Point, Three-Mile Harbor, Shinnecock Bay, Shinnecock Canal and Moriches Bay offer fisherman a playground of opportunity. Stalking deer, fowl and small game is “fair game” on the East End.

Bait your hook and whet your appetite for the great outdoors at the tail end of Long Island, Montauk Point and Orient Point. The two points offer distinct sport fishing experiences for everything from striped bass to shark fishing. In fact, Montauk Point is often called the “sport fishing capital of the northeast.”

The East End offers a variety of fishing excursions due to its geographic diversity, with exciting ocean fishing or calmer bay fishing. Both northern and southern fish species frequent Long Island waters, including Atlantic cod, winter flounder, mackerel, bluefish, summer flounder and Spanish mackerel. Other species of fish include blackfish, porgies, and fluke, in addition to shark, tuna, and abundant striped bass.

The East End offers the serious and the novice fisherman private charter, party boat fishing or “rent your own” boating. Shoreline fishing is permitted at several state park beaches, along with many other opportunities to put your hook in the water.

Charters and party boats offer different types of excursions depending on the season. Most provide reels, bait, and tackle with captains and crew who are more then content to show upcoming sea anglers how to use them.

Embark on an unforgettable fishing charter from Montauk, Orient or any of the other local marinas that offer ocean fishing.

Hiking

Hiking trails on the North and South Fork offer hiking enthusiasts challenging trails and a nature filled experience. The extensive trail systems on the East End attract hikers from all over New York.

You can enjoy a brisk hike or meander through scenic woods and meadows, up to hilly overlooks and alongside farmland ponds and bays. In addition to the forest of oak, beech, and white pine trees, there are freshwater wetlands and breathtakingly beautiful views of the ocean.

Most of the state and county parks on the East End offer hiking trails for you to explore. However, if you prefer to hike with a group of other enthusiasts then consider joining either the East Hampton or Southampton Trails Preservation Societies on one of their many hikes. These groups offer many types of hikes including scenic hikes, moonlight hikes, historic hikes and exercise hikes, all of which will be lead by knowledgeable guides.

The East End offers exceptional hiking trails all year long.

Horseback Riding

There are a number of private stables sprinkled across the North and South Fork giving visitors the opportunity for lessons and competition. Many stables also offer boarding, showing opportunities, horse and pony camps for children of different ages and so much more.

Horseback riding on the East End’s beach trails will take you through stretches of fields and maritime forests, through high sand dunes and on to the gorgeous ocean beaches the East End is known for, allowing you to enjoy salt water breezes and ocean vistas on horse back.

The Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk is the country's oldest cattle ranch and offers horseback rides on pristine, white sandy beaches showing you some of the most beautiful coastline in the United States. In addition to beach rides they also offer trail rides, living history tours, horse draw wagon rides, cattle drives, sheep and cattle herding and entertaining shows.

There are also hundreds of miles of public trails and parkland available for horseback riding in many of the East End’s public parks.

Marinas

Boaters that are seeking safe harbor on the East End of Long Island have many ports of call. North Fork & South Fork marinas offer boaters full services including dockage, moorings, fuel, marine repairs, launch services, winter storage and more.

Many East End marinas offer additional amenities including electric, cable TV, and individual water and telephone hook-ups at each slip. Some marinas even include pools, picnic areas, exercise rooms, restaurants and much more. Creature comforts are plentiful and the setting is secure.

Major marinas can be found that offer other unique boating opportunities for individuals and groups with Riverboat-style party boats, yachts, dinner cruises and fishing charters. You can also find places to rent your own boat and head out on a seafaring adventure.

Other Recreation

Extreme adventures for the daring are on the East End of Long Island. Kite boarding, wind surfing, skydiving, ice boating and ice fishing are all available on the East End.

While here, challenge yourself with some of the ocean related things to do in Long Island, including scuba diving, fishing, snorkeling and surfing. Long Island surfing brings with it a range of experiences and challenges along the miles of ocean coastline and many public beaches. Many local shops offer lessons as well as board rentals. The East End also offers top notch scuba diving, most notably among the Island’s numerous boat wrecks just off its shoreline.

What better way to experience the full panoramic view of Long Island’s East End and spectacular shorelines than from the sky. Take an unforgettable small airplane or helicopter ride above beaches, farmland, parks and landmarks sites, or sign up for lessons and have a truly unforgettable experience.

For those seeking a more active getaway there are many facilities that offer tennis, racquet ball, polo, dance classes, yoga, bowling and much more. There are even a few skate parks as well as shooting and archery ranges for those looking to hone their skills.

With all of these experiences waiting for you on the East End of Long Island, you’re sure to have an adventure you’ll remember forever.

Spas

Spa getaway weekends, day treatments and weeklong relaxation experiences are all found in The Hamptons and North Fork Wine Country. Enjoy world class accommodations and services at resorts and salons on the North and South Forks.

Whether you need a break from your busy day or from a day at the beach, enjoy the tranquility of complete spa services and experience unsurpassed pampering treatments by highly trained professionals.

First-class services include a variety of massages, scrubs, aromatherapy, body wraps, skin care and facials utilizing professional products. Complete salon services such as manicures, pedicures, hairstyling and coloring are also available.

Many facilities also include heated indoor pools, saunas, steam rooms and showers.

In-room massages are also available for those who choose to relax in the privacy and comfort of their hotel room.

Refresh your body, rejuvenate your mind, and restore your senses, all on Long Island’s East End.

Tour Groups

Take a day trip or weekend getaway and explore the North Fork, Shelter Island and The Hamptons. The East End welcomes your group to visit our shores.

The East End of Long Island offers a variety of activities, accommodations and attractions for groups including tours of lighthouses, wineries, farms, a world class aquarium, beaches and golf. Our wineries and farms host many events throughout the year and welcome motorcoach buses and limos.

The East End is just a few short hours from New York City and is easily accessible from the major airports, JFK International and LaGuardia Airport, via rail, bus or car.

Antiquing

Treasures await the visitor to the East End of Long Island. Hampton’s tag sales and North Fork antique shows are offered all year long. Come find your favorite collectibles in The Hamptons and North Fork Wine Country.

Exceptional antique dealers showcase the finest examples of 18th and 19th Century American, English, Continental, Asian, Mid-Century, garden and architectural antiques including stylish furniture, folk art, vintage costume jewelry, clothing, textiles, linens & lace, glass & china and much more.

Head out to the Eat End to find that special one-of-a-kind antique to add to your collection.

Nightlife

The club scene, live music and celebrity sightings in The Hamptons and on the North Fork make the East End the place to be. The Hamptons is the playground to the rich and famous and tourists alike.

When the sun goes down, the fun starts with a wide array of live entertainment, frozen cocktails, the finest drink selection and the perfect setting to meet new people and party with friends while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

While you’re enjoying a night out, don’t forget to try a famous Long Island Iced Tea, which combines a number of liquors and should only be consumed responsibly by those 21 and over.

Even when the sun's gone down there's still plenty to do on the East End.

Restaurants

East End Restaurants are committed to the highest standard of culinary excellence. Sea side tables, historical restaurants, family establishments and International Cuisine, the Hamptons and North Fork are chock full of diners’ dreams. Enjoy Greek, Continental, Italian, New American cuisine and more when you visit the East End Region.

The East End of Long Island is rich; not only in nautical and scenic treasures, but in culinary delights as well. From a quick bite at a roadside lobster stand, where you might just spot a celebrity, to a romantic sunset dinner watching boats come in with the day’s catch, East End restaurants satisfy every palette and pocketbook. Many restaurants feature produce from local farm stands, wine from local East End wineries and seafood straight from the ocean. Our top chefs take great care to create amazing dishes that reflect the personality of the region.

Long Island boasts several specialties ranging from lobster roll to crab cakes and Long Island duck to fresh roasted corn, along with creative courses and combinations incorporating fresh ingredients from the land and the sea.

From sophisticated, top-rated restaurants, to a tiny bistro with an up-and-coming chef, to a casual East End lobster and crab shack, Long Island restaurants offer plenty to dine on.

Shopping

Leave plenty of room to take home the bargains! Eastern Long Island is home to Tanger Outlet Center, one of the country's biggest outlet centers featuring 165 famous brand name manufacturers and designer outlets. Because you are making your purchases directly from the manufacturer, brand name merchandise can be purchased at 30%-70% below retail prices every day. It is worth the trip from anywhere in the world to Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead.

Boutique shops are sprinkled through the quaint towns and villages where you'll find great little one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques, name brands and restaurants serving the best in local fare. Some shops showcase the trendiest shopping in New York, while others take you back in time with antiques and uniquely Long Island gifts. 

You also can find some of the big box stores to service residents and visitors in our region (in case you forget to pack anything!).

From small specialty boutiques in quaint downtown villages to one of the largest outlet centers in the country, the East End’s retail variety will dazzle you.

Sweets & Treats

Ice Cream Parlors, Candy Stores and sweet treats can be found throughout the North Fork, South Fork, Shelter Island and Riverhead. Visitors can enjoy homemade ice cream and candy treats year-round.

The East End bakeries bring you the finest in artisan breads, cakes, cookies, muffins, pies and pastries that are handmade on the premises, fresh every day. While visiting don’t forget to take home a crusty loaf of bread to go with dinner and of course a delicious pie, fruit tart or cheesecake for dessert.

Local sweet shops have a wide variety of handmade candy and gourmet goodies that is sure to please every palette. Most local ice cream shops offer ice creams that are prepared in-house by master ice cream makers using only premium ingredients and flavors.

Also, the world famous Holey Moses Cheesecake company’s bakery is located right here in Westhampton Beach. Holey Moses Cheesecakes has been making cheesecakes for fine restaurants, caterers, country clubs, and individuals since 1988 and have received the prestigious Outstanding Dessert Award at the New York Fancy Food Show, the only cheesecake in the world to receive such an honor in the last 10 years.

No matter what kind of sweet or treat you’re looking for, the East End will satisfy your craving.

Chambers of Commerce

Chambers of Commerce are a great place to get additional information about individual communities and can connect you with their members for just about any service you can think of. They can help you find out more about area restaurants, hotels, shops, and other attractions.

The Chambers also host special community events throughout the year, make sure to check their calendars for all sorts of fun fairs and festivals that take place throughout the year!

Local Government

The East End is divided into five towns: Riverhead, Southold, Southampton, Shelter Island and East Hampton. Within the five towns, you will find quaint villages and hamlets.

The towns and villages are all run by a team of local elected officials including legislators, supervisors and mayors to create a haven for local residents and visiting guests.

Medical Facilities

The East End is served by three hospitals including: Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport and Southampton Hospital. In addition, there are a variety of walk in clinics that operate on both forks and most offer services seven days a week.

Should the need arise for you to visit one of these medical facilities, you can rest assured that you will be treated by expert medical professionals that are committed to delivering excellence in patient care and meeting all the health needs of their patients.

Golf Outings

The East End is the ideal location for golf outings. There is a great variety of professionally designed championship courses on the twin forks, including one of the favorite destinations for the prestigious USGA Open championship, Shinnecock Golf Club. Courses are conveniently located near accommodations and gourmet restaurants.

There are many challenging courses available to the public including, Montauk Downs, Sag Harbor State Park, Calverton Links, Indian Island Country Club, Great Rock Golf Course, The Links at Cherry Creek, Long Island National Golf Club, The Woods at Cherry Creak and Shelter Island Country Club.

The scenic courses on the East End offer world-class fairways, rolling meadows, wooded acres and water views.

Golfers of all abilities will find a course that will create a spectacular setting for their outing.

Meeting Planner

The East End is ideal for meetings, executive retreats, family reunions, golf outings, company outings and so much more. With close proximity to NYC, the East End offers numerous chain hotels and incredible independent properties to accommodate many types of conferences, meetings and conventions.

Whether you are looking for a traditional meeting venue or would like a more creative meeting site such as Atlantis Marine World Aquarium, the East End has a variety of conference spaces to choose from.

The East End also offers a variety of attractions to suit your attendees’ interests.  Whether you are creating pre- or post- conference activities and tours to boost attendance or are looking for a fun activity during your meeting, the East End has something to offer you. You can arrange a wine tour, clambake on the beach, theatre or sporting tickets, boat rides, and more! The East End invites you to meet and explore our rich history, arts and culture.

Wedding Facilities

Both the Hampton's and North Fork Wine Country are the perfect destination location for weddings, meetings and special occasions. Located just 60 minutes east of Manhattan, the East End is the perfect destination for any size wedding.

Arguably the most beautiful spot on Earth for a destination wedding, the East End is surrounded by miles of phenomenal beaches, glorious farmland and vineyards. It's a place for friends and family to gather for an entire weekend of fun and casual elegance.

A weekend can include everything from hiking to kayaking, golfing, shopping, antiquing, beaching, sailing, fishing, tennis, clambakes, concert-going, eating in our wonderful restaurants and more.

Properties that were once only privately viewed are now being happily shared with celebrants of special events. You can choose from casual "beachy" hotels, elegant manors, inlets, old barns, catering halls and restaurants with sunset views over the Long Island Sound or the gorgeous backdrop of a local vineyard!