Greenport Village on Long Island’s North Fork is a charming and beautiful destination for anyone looking to enjoy a Long Island getaway – but what to do? Let our list of the Top 10 Things To Do In Greenport Village help!
Long Island’s Greenport Village is always good for a getaway – whether it’s for an afternoon or for a week. Beyond the simple attraction of being located on Long Island, Greenport Village is smack dab in the middle of Long Island Wine Country. It would be very easy to spend a weekend just visiting vineyards – and you’d very likely still not get to them all!
Thus, we thought putting together a list of some of the Top 10 Things To Do In Greenport, presented alphabetically, might help serve as a guide for those of you planning a visit to our neck of island!
Top 10 Things To Do In Greenport Village
Antique Carousel – Mitchell Park
Come grab the brass ring of a 1920’s, working, classic wood carousel at the iconic Jess Owen Carousel House in Greenport’s Mitchell Park! Donated to the village in 1995, the Mitchell Park Antique Carousel continues to delight young and old alike. Open weekends, 10am – 6pm, and every day In season (school closing through Labor Day)
Village Blacksmith Shop – Front Street
Greenport’s replica Blacksmith Shop is a painstaking reproduction of a real, working blacksmith shop from out of history. No detail is too small to have been included. Fascinating and educational. Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, June through September, 11am to 5pm
The Camera Obscura – Mitchell Park
Mitchell Park’s public Camera Obscura – one of the few in the world – is custom-made and completely unique. Using optical lens, mirror, and natural light, the Mitchell Park Camera Obscura projects a live, 360-degree panoramic image of the surrounding park onto a flat circular table that raises or lowers to adjust focal depth. Unique!
East End Seaport Museum– 3rd St
Greenport’s East End Seaport Museum has an extensive maritime collection at the waterfront, detailing the history of the island and peoples who have lived here. Attractions include the restored Village Blacksmith Shop and management of the Long Beach Bar (Bug) Lighthouse.
Greenport Farmers’ Market, Inc. – South St. and 2nd St.
A fan of locally sourced goods? The Greenport Farmers’ Market offers fresh local produce and locally made goods, like wine, cheese, baked goods, and other products. – www.greenportfarmersmarket.com
The Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum – Mitchell Park Marina
The most award-decorated fireboat in the world, Fire Fighter, the floating fireboat museum, is a retired New York City fireboat. At the time of her 2010 decommissioning, she was the second oldest fireboat in frontline service, worldwide.
The Glory – A Green Electric Boat – at Prestons Dock
The Glory is a classic launch with classic lines and elegant mahogany and gold-plated trim that has been retrofitted as a solar-powered, environmentally-friendly, touring vessel. Enjoy whisper-quiet, fume-free tours of the nooks and crannies of Peconic Bay. www.greenportlaunch.com
Long Beach Bar Bug Lighthouse Tours– 3rd St
One of the very few offshore lighthouses in the world open for tour, the Long Beach Bar (Bug) Lighthouse has been helping vessels to navigate this part of the coast since 1871. A variety of cruises to the Bug Lighthouse are available: www.eastendseaport.org
Mitchell Park – 115 Front Street,
The jewel of Greenport, Mitchell Park features a number of what would be part of the Top 10 Things To Do In Greenport on their own, if they weren’t all collected here in on the waterfront in our lovely four acre park: The Antique Carousel, the Camera Obscura, an observation deck, a popular harbor walk fronting the marina, and, come winter, an ice-skating rink. Mitchell Park also hosts numerous events throughout the year.
Railroad Museum of Long Island – 444 Fourth Street
Housed in a former Long Island Rail Road freight house, the Railroad Museum of Long Island contains many one-of-a-kind and rare attractions, from steam engines to a double-decker passenger car, from historic railway structures to a miniature layout of the original Long Island line. www.rmli.org
Stay at Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast
There are a million and one reasons to come to Long Island’s North Fork and the beautiful village of Greenport: galleries, dining, vineyards, museums, and more. Let us offer you one more: Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast! Locally owned and operated yet offering world-class amenities, delicious breakfasts, a wide range of spa services, and an insider’s knowledge of what to do and see during your Long Island getaway.