LI’s Most Photogenic Summer Landscapes

Like seafood, Long Island reaches its peak during the summer. From lush farmlands to serene shorelines, the opportunity for a photo-op rises with every inch of mercury. Five Long Island landscapes truly come alive this time of year.

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Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead

Who’s ready for Sunflower season? 🌞🌻We can’t wait for our Sunflower field to look like this again! 🤗

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The 112-acre winery is known for its individual tastings, flights and wines by the glass or bottle, but in the summer it is also home to a sprawling sunflower field. Sniff, smile and get creative with the vintage filters. Phone: 631-298-0075 | Address: 6025 Sound Ave Click to visit

Patty’s Berries and Bunches, Mattituck 

I’ve never met a blueb I didn’t like ☀️ 📷: August 2016

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Blueberry and raspberry picking (right off the bush) is what summer is all about. Patty’s likes to get creative with fresh ice cream flavors like lemon basil and blueberry bliss that incorporate the seasonal produce. Phone: 631-298-4679 | Address: 410 Sound Ave Click to visit

Meschutt Beach, Hampton Bays

Date night

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Meschutt Beach gives visitors a taste of Caribbean paradise without leaving their backyards. There’s calm waters for paddle boarding or kayaking, live music and a delicious beach hut that serves seafood, burgers and cheat-day worthy ice cream. Beautiful sunsets are just part of the bargain. Phone: 631-728-2988 | Address: 1 Canal Rd Click to visit

Fire Island Lighthouse, Captree Island

Red skies at night, sailors delight ⛵️

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The brick and cement lighthouse sits on a barrier island of the South Shore. Visitors can come by foot, field 5 at Robert Moses Beach has a direct 3/4 mile nature walk, or by sea (the ferry has outlets from Bay Shore, Patchogue, Sayville and Oakdale). Phone: 631-661-4876 Click to visit

Camp Hero State Park, Montauk

Beyond lucky to live this life

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In cases like this, the view simply speaks for itself. Phone: 631-668-3781 | Address: 1898 Montauk Hwy Click to visit