July 26, 2010 admin

Biking on the North Fork of Long Island offers many options for guests of the Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast.  Seaview trails in the Southport area offers over 57 miles of bike trails.  Trails can range from 5 5 to 14 miles and can accommodate all levels of experience.  The trails include Southold Bay Loop, Mattituck, Orient Loop, and Southold View Loop.  The ocean views are spectacular and their trails are safe and easy.   
Of course, bike riding is a year around activity on Long Island and if you are an avid biker then consider joining one of the many bicycling groups in the area.  If you are just visiting the area, stick to the defined bike trails, as traffic can get busy on the main road.  Some of the biking groups include:

  • Bicycle Long Island
  • Suffolok Bicycle Riders Associations
  • Huntington Bicycle Club
  • Massapequa Park Bicycle Club
  • GBSC Bicycle Racing Team
  • Concerned Long Island Mountain Bikers
  • Low-Impact Bike Paths in the New York/Long island region

Happy biking!



July 19, 2010 admin

The Frisky Oyster remains one of the best restaurants in Greenport, Long Island.  Opened in 2002, the Frisky Oyster is a trendy restaurant which is sure to please everyone.  This modern restaurant is a little piece of Manhattan in Greenport.  Many visitors to the North Fork come for the small, lively bar and contemporary fare, such as seared foie gras atop roasted pineapple and mache, and penne with pancetta, littleneck clams, leeks and tomatoes.   Of course, this is just the beginning and the complete menu has a great variety to choose from.
So what are the patrons saying?
“Phenomenal!! Food was outstanding- creative, complex, fresh flavors cooked to perfection (all except the Truffle Fries). Atmosphere was romantic, and the service was excellent. We will definitely go back!!!”
“Well prepared, imaginative food, in a sophisticated room. Don’t miss the Oysters Friskafella or the Chocolate Pot de Creme. Very attentive, friendly service. Usually vibrant with an interesting mix of customers. Just sold by Dennis to Robbie, who has been the chef.   Much of the staff still in place; still the North Fork’s best restaurant.”
Reservations are highly suggested and the Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast will be happy to assist their guests in making sure that they do not miss out on this hip restaurant for dinner!



July 7, 2010 admin

A romantic getaway to Long Island would not be complete without  some  time spend on the waters of Long Island Sound.  There is an abundance of ways to enjoy the sites, but one company seems to offer it all.  The Peconic  Star offers a variety of lighthouse tours, excursions, fireworks cruises, and sightseeing cruises.  So take your pick!
It always seems that guests’ favorites are the lighthouse tours and The Peconic Star makes trips to all eleven lighthouses in the Southold area.  This includes Horton Point Lighthouse, Bug Light, Plum Island Lighthouse, Latimer Lighthouse, Race Rock Lighthouse, Little Gull Lighthouse, Cedar Island Lighthouse, Orient Point Lighthouse, North Dumpling Lighthouse, South East Lighthouse, and Block Island North Lighthouse. 
Orient Long Beach Bar Light “Bug Light” is a lighthouse off Orient, New York.  It is interesting because it was originally a screwpile lighthouse that was later converted to a concrete caisson foundation.  This is how it received its nickname “Bug Light” as there were no other such lighthouses in the vicinity. 
Race Rock Light is a lighthouse on Race Rock Reef, southwest of Fishers Island.   The reef is a dangerous set of rocks off the coast of Fishers Island on Long Island Sound and was the site of many shipwrecks.  It was built between 1871 and 1878 and is an excellent example of 19th century engineering and design.   The Coast Guard automated the light in 1978 and it is still operational.   
Enjoy visiting all of the lighthouses during your stay at the Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast!


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