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.
What better way to explore the historic lighthouses of Long Island’s East End than with a Long Island lighthouse cruise with the East End Seaport Museum?
Many people don’t realize it but Southold, New York, located on the North Fork of Long Island, has more lighthouses than any other town in the United States: eight, with seven offshore, including the Plum Island light, Orient Point, Latimer Reef, Little Gull, Race Rock, Horton Point, North Dumpling, and the iconic and oft-photographed Long Beach Bar Light – more commonly referred to as the Bug Light.