May 12th, 2010 by wilfredjoseph
Spring is just a perfect time to enjoy scenic walks and trails on the North Fork of Long Island. Within the Southold and Greenport areas of Long Island, the choices for nature trails for hiking and bird watching are in great abundance.
Long Island North Fork Hiking Trails List:
Cedar Beach Country Park in Southold is a 68 acre park with over 2,800 feet on Shelter Island Sound. From the park, visitors can enjoy great vistas of Shelter Island Sound and the saltwater marshes of Cedar Beach Harbor.
Arshamomaque Point in Southold encompasses a 54-acres wooded preserve with several trails that wind through mature woodlands, ponds, and saltwater wetlands.
Arshamomaque Preserve in Greenport is a 120 acre preserved owned by the Town of Southold. They have 1.3 miles of nature trails that wander through mature woodlands, freshwater wetlands, and open fields.
Inlet Pond Park in Greenport enjoys a 55 acre preserve with 1.6 miles of trails leading to Inlet Pond and Long Island Sound. The North Fork Audubon has a visitor’s center and also offers nature programs.
Dam Pond Maritime Reserve in East Marion is a 36 acre reserve also owned by the Town of Southold. Here you can enjoy a small protected bay, grasslands, saltwater marshes and woodlands. There is also a trail that wanders through the reserve which is 1.2 miles long. This trail is a favorite of bird watchers and I love jogging in this park. The Audubon Society keeps track of the birds that are found here. This reserve is about a quarter mile from the B&B. I regularly hike there myself.
It will take some time to try them all, but we will enjoy having you as our guest at the Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast as you explore the North Fork Wine Country of Long Island
April 8th, 2010 by wilfredjoseph
Are you ready to taste Long Island wines straight from the barrel? During the month of April Long Island wineries offer guests the opportunity to taste vintages of wines directly from the barrel prior to their being made available to the public. During April, barrel wines will be tasted, tours will be provided, flight tasting will be offered, and good cheer will be shared by all. This year there will be fourteen wineries participating in the Barrel Tasting and the schedule of events is as follows:
Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard:
Every weekend in April: A Free Barrel Tasting of our 2008 Cabernet Franc!
Castello di Borghese:
Every Saturday in April – 3,10,17,24 at 1 pm: Join Castello di Borghese for the weekly Winemaker’s Walk and enjoy the added value of a Barrel Tasting. A guided tour of the vineyard, winery and production facilities will include some wines from the Borghese Classic Tasting, a Barrel Tasting of our 2006 Merlot and a comparison of other bottled vintages. $20 per person. Reservations online at BorgheseVineyard.com or by phone 631-734-5111.
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May 2nd, 2010 by wilfredjoseph
In Long Island Wine Country, May is “Run for the Roses” month. During the month of May, one dollar from the sale of all rose wine (at participating Long Island wineries) will be donated to CancerCare. CancerCare is a national non-profit organization offering free social services to individuals with cancer and their families. Cancer is stressful on all families and friends and Long Island has dedicated May as a way to give back and donate to CancerCare.
This year there will be over 20 wineries participating in Run for the Roses and each have created their own special event and offering during the month of May. Restaurants are also getting in on Run of the Roses and are including offerings such as free corkage and Claudio’s Restaurant & Clam Bar will be featuring special rose wines by the glass. Vintage Tours will also be held every Saturday and Sunday during May and include visits to all wineries that are participating in the Run for the Roses Promotion and each passenger will receive a complimentary glass of rose paired with their lunch.
This is the perfect way to support the fight against cancer and enjoy sampling great rose wines at the same time.
During the month of may the Arbor View House will be offering a bottle of Rosé wine and cheese from Catapano’s farm when you book the Rosé Room for two nights.
Visit the Arbor House View Bed and Breakfast during the month of May we will be sending a portion of our receipts to support CancerCare.