The Summer Almanac 2014

The winter coats have been returned to storage, the spring days of muddy boots and rain-soaked commutes are preparing for the final bow and another sun-kissed Long Island summer is about to dawn. You’ve earned this summer. You deserve to taste every last drop of its intoxicating elixir, lazy beach days and nights spent barefoot on the porch. How you go about creating another year of memories is up to you, but consider the following your checklist for the best summer ever.

North Shore

Ah, the Gold Coast. Where winding ribbons of asphalt thread otherwise unspoiled hills. It’s summer, roll down the windows, drop the top if you can and point your wagon toward 25A, where the season greets you with sea breezes.
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The Great South Bay

The small towns along the rim of the Great South Bay are key to summer. A big part of what’s happening is at the beach (it is the South Shore), but these homey main streets pack plenty of small town charm.
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The Hamptons

With all due respect to the many wonderful townships and villages that comprise this exquisite Island, perhaps nowhere else within our borders has captured the nation’s imagination quite like the opulent, elegant Hamptons.
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The North Fork

The march of progress has given us much, but we can be thankful for the unspoiled reminder of a simpler time the North Fork provides
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Shelter Island

The soul of Shelter Island does not live on its beaches. It doesn’t live in its small stretches of Main Street, either. The soul of Shelter Island lives in its silence.
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The Ocean

All over the world people are blowing their nest eggs and rearranging their lives for just one perfect day in the sun, toes buried in the sand and waves crashing nearby.
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Bikers Do it Better

Biking is the answer for those seeking high-energy, low-impact fitness activity on Long Island.
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Paddle Power

Kayaking takes advantage of the Island’s nooks, crannies and open surf
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Get in

Stretch to new heights on the North Shore’s beaches
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Balloon, Raft & Zipline

The Island has a lot going for it but there are reasons to venture out, like catching an adventure that can’t be found here (and not seeing anyone you know for a day). This expands the canons for “the best summer” well beyond our shores.
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