Top 10 Things to do in Water Mill, United States

January 20, 2018 Phylicia Berquist

Water Mill is a hamlet of the Town of Southampton on Long Island and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population of the CDP was 1,559 at the 2010 census. Its ZIP code is 11976.
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1. Parrish Art Museum

279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976-2639 +1 631-283-2118
Excellent
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4.5 based on 111 reviews

Parrish Art Museum

Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island's East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, the presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.

Reviewed By TorontoMusicman - Toronto

This museum is built to look like a barn. It is bright and well laid out inside.
When we visited the museum had a Clifford Ross exhibit showing waves on giants LED screen as well as in print. The LED is different than any other art exhibit I have seen and it was fascinating.
They also had a second exhibit "From Lens to Eye to Hand" which are paintings from a photograph. The details on some are incredible.

2. Wolffer Estate Vineyard

139 Sagg Rd, Sagaponack, NY 11962-2006 +1 631-537-5106
Excellent
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4 based on 154 reviews

Wolffer Estate Vineyard

Reviewed By Gabriel H - Bellaire, Texas, United States

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.

3. Children's Museum of The East End

376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpke, Bridgehampton, NY
Excellent
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Children's Museum of The East End

Reviewed By Dina H

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. Duck Walk Vineyards

231 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976-2639
Excellent
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Good
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Poor
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3.5 based on 88 reviews

Duck Walk Vineyards

Duck Walk Vineyards encompasses 140 scenic acres. We produce some 35,000 cases of wine a year, and our wines have been repeatedly recognized for excellence in national competitions. From our Vidal Ice Wine made with grapes actually frozen on the vine, to our Blueberry Port crafted from wild Maine blueberries, to our unique Pinot Meunier, we strive to create wines that are distinctive and exceptional. But at heart we are still a family with a personal touch in every aspect of our business.

Reviewed By Kelz812 - Jersey City, New Jersey

Spent a very cold afternoon here. It wasn't to busy when we arrived the staff was awesome. Explained everything we drank, kept it fun and light. Even got a bonus sample. We ended up buying 4 bottles. We really enjoyed ourselves here and hope to...MoreThank you for the review. We're glad you had a good time and hope you enjoy the wine. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Melissa

5. Cooper's Beach

268 Meadow Ln, Southampton, NY 11968-4600
Excellent
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4.5 based on 292 reviews

Cooper's Beach

Scenic beach stretches 500 feet along the Atlantic shoreline offering a view of historic mansions in the distance.

Reviewed By PhotoScott - Scottsdale, Arizona

Loved the beach!!! Only 4 people as far as we could see up and down the Beach!!! Off season (not summer) no permit needed to park. To drive 4 wheel drive on beach a permit is required all year. The beach is our happy place and this did not disappoint!! Loves the glittery smooth sea rocks washed ashore.

6. Channing Daughters Winery

1927 Scuttlehole Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11932 +1 631-537-7224
Excellent
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4 based on 65 reviews

Channing Daughters Winery

Reviewed By agatkarumprecht - New York City, New York

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.

7. South Fork Natural History Museum

Bridgehampton Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
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5 based on 17 reviews

South Fork Natural History Museum

Reviewed By ShanRich - New York City, New York

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.

8. Hank's Pumpkintown

240 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976-2602 +1 631-726-4667
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Hank's Pumpkintown

Reviewed By 860SusanB860 - Rockwall, Texas

We were actually visiting the week before Pumpkintown opened, but you could see exactly what this place is all about! There were huge fields on each side of the building loaded with bright, orange pumpkins - almost ready for picking! There were dozens of playground contraptions, corn fields and apple orchards that look like tons of fun for families and children. I bet this is a great place in the Fall!

9. Southampton Historical Museum

17 Meeting House Ln, Southampton, NY 11968-4911 +1 631-283-2494
Excellent
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Southampton Historical Museum

The Rogers Mansion Museum Complex has 12 historic buildigns that tell the story of Southampton's development in the 19th century. The Greek-revival Rogers Mansion was built in 1843 by whaling captain Albert Rogers. The one-acre property also has a carpenters shop, blacksmith shop, dry good store, paint shop, one-room schoolhouse and two barns. The complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012 as a unique campus of buildings, one of only two on Long Island. This is the perfect place for people of all ages to spend a pleasant afternoon.

Reviewed By Sandra P - Hilton Head, South Carolina

Found this by accident and went in to look at a very interesting political exhibit.
Later that same night, we went back to see a film on Saving Elephants. Very well down..
The side yard has many busts of the Roman Caesars. Since I
Like Roman history, I enjoyed walking through the area. It was a pleasant surprise...

10. Milk Pail

1346 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976-2630 +1 631-537-2565
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5 based on 6 reviews

Milk Pail

Reviewed By doglover4 - nassau county

Milk Pail has a few locations on the South Fork (the Hamptons); we visited the location that is open year round. Milk Pail has just-picked-this-morning apples, pears, tomatoes, etc. They also offer a carefully curated selection of locally cooked and/or bottled items (pies, jams, pickles) and locally distributed oems (Arlotta balsamic vinegar).

Milk Pail is clean, the produce is appealingly displayed, and the staff are helpful and friendly.

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