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Jul Sail Away to Shelter Island

Relax, hike, walk the beaches, and kayak all on Shelter Island this summer. Warm weather means it’s the perfect time for outdoor fun on this secluded island. You can reach Shelter Island via ferry from Greenport to the north (approximately 8-minute trip) or from North Haven to the south (approximately 5-minute trip). When you arrive a whole new world of activities will be waiting for you. Here are just a few:

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Beaches

There are three official town beaches that run the span of Shelter Island’s coastline: Wades Beach, Crescent Beach, and Shell Beach. Crescent Beach, also nicknamed as Sunset Beach, is known as an idyllic, hip spot for weekenders escaping the hustle and bustle of the city, rest their heads on the sand, and take in some rays The Sunset Hotel is just a five minute walk away this beach and it’s a great place for lunch or dinner after your day in the sun.

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Hiking

If you’re looking to be one with nature, then take a hike. The island boasts several peaceful wooded trails such as Mashomack Preserve, Ram Island, Sylvestor Manor, Sachem’s Woods, and Coecles Harbor Marine Trail. Here you can take in the sounds of nature and really explore the island.

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Local Breweries

Beer lovers, rejoice! Shelter Island is home to the Shelter Island Craft Brewery. Inspired by the natural beauty on the island this brewery launched with a focus on creating small-batch, hand-crafted beer. The brewery uses local ingredients to produce unique aromas and flavors that you will enjoy with every sip. 55 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964  | (631) 749-5977

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Sports

Tennis players will feel at home here, too. Bring your racket and hit the courts at the Shelter Island Tennis Club. The family-oriented tennis club is dedicated to teaching adults and children the love and skills of tennis and fitness. In addition to their original location, at the Pridwin Hotel, overlooking Peconic Bay, they also manage the courts at the Dering Harbor Inn and at the Shelter Island Heights clay courts near the North Ferry. The Shelter Island Tennis Club will be offering three new tennis clinic classes for 2017: Hardcore Tennis, Sunset Tennis, and Drill & Play. Each of these classes will be available at an Unlimited Summer rate that allows you to come to any class all summer long at a substantial discount to the per-class rate. Game, set and match. (917) 209-6615  | Shelter Island Clubhouse: (631) 749-0799.

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Kayaking

Head over to Shelter Island Kayak Tours for adventures along Shelter Island’s calm, protected creeks and harbors. You’ll find yourself surrounded by landscapes untouched by man and you’ll be able to observe fish and marine life thanks to the clear waterways. 23 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964 and 72 Burns Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964. (631) 749-1990.

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All this exploring can build up an appetite, Vine St. Cafe should be your next stop. The cafe is owned by Terry Harwood and Lisa Murphy. They are the chefs and partners in life and business. They’ve created a special destination where customers feel like they are a part of the family. Their passion for details and hands on approach is evident at this restaurant from the menu to the atmosphere. 41 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964 | (631) 749-3210

Summer is here, so plan your visit now, and be sure to make Hotel Indigo Long Island – East End your launching point for your vacation. For details on room availability and pricing, call us directly at (631) 369-2200 ext. 0.