New York's Long Island is home to almost 20 lighthouses, most spread along the northern shore or up at the east end on the North Fork, also known as wine country! Touring the Lighthouses of Long Island is an excellent and romantic getaway.
No Long Island vacation would be complete without at least some time spent investigating the wineries of the North Fork. Long Island’s North Fork is home to nearly 40 wineries and has long been considered one of the best viticultural areas in the country.
Wineries, while one of the biggest draws to the area, are hardly the only North Fork attraction. Long before there were vineyards or a wine country to be enamored of, Long Island was primarily known as a port for its abundant fishing. Consequently, the Long Island Sound shoreline is dotted with lighthouses.
Greenport’s East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation houses an exciting collection of historical, local artifacts including lighthouse lenses and exhibits detailing Greenport’s fishing and oyster industries.
Located in the former railroad station adjacent to the North Ferry Terminal, the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation features an ever-expanding array of maritime collections.