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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January 28th, 2010 by wilfredjoseph
Noah Schwartz is a native Long Islander and a graduate of New England Culinary School. He worked for over seven years in California’s wine country and then made his move to long Island North Fork Wine Country. He spent several years at the Sea Food Barge and when that closed he took the opportunity to open his own restaurant. He has experience in opening restaurants and this one is very special to him, as it is his own. Noah’s in Greenport. Noah will bring to Noah’s, a culinary experience enjoyed in California and he is already receiving positive feedback from his customers. Recent reviews had customers raving about the scallop ceviche and pomegranate ribs. The sardines were quite a surprise and totally delicious as is the Pulled Duck from the Crescent Farms in Aquebogue. There are so many Oyster dishes so that you’d think that he’d call the place Noah’s Oysters. Even though the menu is mostly fresh seafood, Noah is a master with Steak which is done with Manchego Cheese and rich crispy onions, yummy.
The concept at Noah’s is to offer “small plates” at the top of his menu ranging from $6 to $15. Thus, allowing his guests to sample multiple smaller plates and enjoying a variety of dishes. The menu also features 2-3 oz. wine pours to accompany the small plates. Of course, to balance this he will also have snacks on the menu beginning at $3. Truly a delightful way to dine!
We have eaten there several times and recommended Noah’s to guests who rave about the selections and love the ambiance and personal service. What we love the best are the small plates giving us more choices and the opportunity to sample several dishes. Noah’s Restaurant is now the newest and hottest restaurant in Greenport.
Call for reservations at 631-477-6720 tell them Wilfred from Arbor View House Bed & Breakfast sent you.
Coming soon- Noah’s new expansion.