4 based on 154 reviews
We stopped at Wolffer during our three-day wine-tasting visit to the East End of Long Island. This winery is in a lovely location and the building itself is an attractive venue. While you can taste indoors, the back terrace overlooking a carefully manicured and maintained vineyard is clearly the way to go. There are several flights to choose from and are tastefully presented in small decanters with clean, modern-looking wine glasses. The terrace is scrupulously clean, service is gentle, attentive and friendly. Wolffer produces a variety of Whites, Reds and Roses. Among the Reds, we liked the Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir best; the Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling were the most favored among the whites. We didn't try the Roses, but enjoyed the Nobless Oblige sparlking wine.
5 based on 94 reviews
Located in beautiful East Hampton, New York, LongHouse Reserve is a sixteen acre garden with established lawns, ornamental borders, plant collections and outdoor sculpture, planned by the internationally recognized textile designer, Jack Lenor Larsen. Mr. Larsen, along with the recommendations of the LHR Art Committee, has assembled a collection of over 70 sculptures for the gardens. LongHouse Reserve was established in 1991 and reflects founder Jack Lenor Larsen's desire to encourage creativity in gardening and in collecting and every day living with art. LongHouse gardens are open to the public Wednesdays and Saturdays, through Sept 30, 2017, 2-5pm. Open Saturdays, October 7 - November 25 2017, 12-3pm.
Gardens and sculpture combine to create an enchanting oasis in the middle of suburban East Hampton. Jack Lenor Larsen's amazing ability to combine art and the environment make a garden where there is a surprise vista in every direction you look.
4.5 based on 34 reviews
This little museum was great entertainment for the little ones. They had a variety of activities (pirate ship, fire truck, open play area, painting /drawing room, fishing, clay mounding etc for the kids and although not big it was perfect for a few hours. Kids could even dress into costume while they enjoyed all the activities.
4.5 based on 161 reviews
We went the first week of June, so it was still practically empty. The bath houses and the snack bar were all closed. But it was still a great experience with an amazing view. We were able to park in the nearby lot for free and hang out at the beach for a while.
4 based on 65 reviews
We definitely enjoyed our visit to Channing Daughters Winery. The vineyard was beautiful and well maintained. There are wooden sculptures/carvings throughout the vineyard that were created by the owner. The tasting room was small and got crowded during some times. However, the outside had a large grassy space to relax. We did the tasting for $16 which is a little pricy for the area but we were given extra pours and the pours were generous. The woman doing our tasting was knowledgeable and friendly and made the experience great.
We also opted for an additional glass of wine. It was delicious but at$15/glass it was overpriced. The drawback is the lack of seating - they had a couple of benches outside but not nearly enough for the amount of people. The other drawback is there is no food offered on the premises. Next time we will bring a blanket and a picnic basket and try it again.
4.5 based on 69 reviews
The Bay Street Theatre offers a little bit of everything: dramatic plays, musicals, bands. It is laid out in a way that all seats - with the exception of the obstructed seating which they disclose - have good views, We have seen countless shows here, and look forward to returning. There is a bar-refreshment area in the lobby and the staff is friendly. The only down side is seeing films here--a few years ago, there was a film series and the screen and sound system were worse than a home theatre.
4.5 based on 27 reviews
Nice uncrowded bay beach with at the sand parking. Bring your kayak, your paddle board or similar for very easy launch into calm water. Yes you can swim here too but the rocks may be hard on your feet so consider water shoes.
If you're in the mood for fishing, just walk north so you're out of the way of the bathers.
5 based on 17 reviews
I don't know how we overlooked this gem for so long but glad we've finally found it. Thanks SagHarborKids.org for clueing us in to SoFo.org.
My daughter (12yrs) and I participated in their Teen Scientific Survey of Mecox Bay in July. Phenomenal experience for a little over 2 hours. For $7 adult/$5 child (5-12) it was an incredible bargain.
She had a great time surveying the air, beach and waters of the bay. The instructor/guide was great with the older kids and she brought along a slew of devices and equipment to survey with. Not cheap toys but legit gear. Microscopes, units to measure salt levels and O2 in the water, stuff to measure wind speed and air temp. The kids each received their own backpack (for the event) with binoculars, nature journal (for them to keep) , magnifying lenses, sample jars and covered containers, and reference nature cards for ID'ing wild and plant life (some of these they get to keep too). Then they were turned loose to record all kinds of visual, nature and scientific findings.
This program even offered a few (limited #) parking permits just in case you don't have a beach parking permit sticker. At the time we didn't so the permit saved us $20.
My daughter surprised herself with how much fun she had. She declared she much preferred learning out in the natural setting vs stuck in her classroom. The kids receive wonderful guidance and encouragement while still being able to explore independently. Our guide Crystal was super knowledgable and what she didn't know off hand she had a pack full of books to check (easily 10lbs in books that she lugged).
We enjoyed this activity so much we signed up for the family membership ($60/yr) and have already signed up to participate in their Native Plants of the South Fork, How to Harvest Sea Salt, and Nature Landscape Photography offerings.
South Fork Natural History Museum has amazing depth to offer young children up through teens, while keeping adults interested. Their building and grounds are beautiful and somewhat more orientated to younger kids (IMHO) but we are 100% happy we got the membership as we plan to do as much with SoFo as possible; especially their fantastic offerings.
4 based on 52 reviews
A very important maritime museum with items dating back to the 1700s.
Simply beautiful building with the staircase alone being worth the price of admission but contents rather chaotically curated and difficult to follow. I feel bad finding fault as clearly this kind of place cannot afford professional curation and relies on volunteers and donations. One such volunteer was manning the front desk and could not have been nicer and friendlier, so I've rated this very good for the effort and commitment that is being put in to deliver something for visitors. We did find the 17 minute film about whaling illuminating and interesting so if you visit do watch it.
4.5 based on 18 reviews
Sag Harbor is a great little place to park and stroll around. There is plenty of parking in lots and on the streets.There are also many shops, museums, and places to eat. You can take a seat on one of the many benches and people-watch or walk down to the water and check out all the boats and yachts anchored there. Great views. Spend as little or as much time here as you would like.
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