Long Island's North Fork

Long Island's North Fork

Author: Maria Orlando Pietromonaco

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738513121

Category: Travel

Page: 132

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Boasting a verdant landscape and miles of silky white beaches, Long Island's North Fork remains a natural paradise. Escaping the urbanization that overspread much of Long Island in the early 1900s, the rural villages survived on farming, fishing, shipbuilding, and maritime trading. Loyal residents have preserved the North Fork's rich heritage and tranquil pace of life. Thus, agriculture still thrives and boats continue to cruise the crystal-clear waters. Long Island's North Fork explores the past through the eyes of those who lived in the rustic countryside. It is a treasury of photographs, many taken by professionals, others from selected family albums and collections.

Explorer's Guide Hamptons: A Great Destination: Includes North Fork & Shelter Island (Sixth Edition)

Explorer's Guide Hamptons: A Great Destination: Includes North Fork & Shelter Island (Sixth Edition)

Author: Suzi Forbes Chase

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581578348

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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"Consistently rated the best guides to the regions covered."—National Geographic Traveler History, nature, art, gourmet cuisine, and viticulture unite in the Hamptons and the North Fork of Long Island to create a wonderfully vibrant tapestry full of charm and inspiration. Well-known travel writer Suzi Forbes Chase provides thorough coverage of the area. With all the latest information on places to eat, stay, shop, and see, you’ll find everything you need in this book.

101 Glimpses of the North Fork and Islands

101 Glimpses of the North Fork and Islands

Author: Rosemary McKinley

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781614238133

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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The North Fork’s natural riches have been seducing people for more than four hundred years. The Algonquin Indians—and, later, Dutch and English colonists—first recognized the area for its waters rich with clams and fish, its fertile soil for growing crops and its abundant forests to support shipbuilding. Hearing the ocean’s call, many have long admired the inlets, creeks and bays and contrast the ruggedness of the Long Island Sound with the tranquility of Peconic Bay. In this pictorial history, local author Rosemary McKinley showcases the nautical history, idyllic seaside settings and lush landscapes of this picturesque country.

101 Glimpses of the South Fork

101 Glimpses of the South Fork

Author: Richard Panchyk

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625842824

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Long Island’s South Fork—famous for the Hamptons—is now one of the hottest summer destinations for the wealthiest and most famous Americans. But it wasn’t always so.... When European explorers arrived on Long Island’s southeastern-most shores in the seventeenth century, they shared the land with the Montauket and Shinnecock Indians. The South Fork remained relatively rural until the railroad arrived in the 1870s. In this pictorial history, Richard Panchyk surveys how dramatically the landscape has changed, from the famous Montauk Lighthouse and iconic windmills to the sprawling mansions and opulent hotels, and highlights some of the notable figures who graced these shores, including New York politicians and a plethora of artists and celebrities. Showcasing the South Fork’s famous faces and places, Panchyk reveals this coastal community’s bygone era.

George Washington's 1790 Grand Tour of Long Island

George Washington's 1790 Grand Tour of Long Island

Author: Joanne S. Grasso

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439664766

Category: History

Page: 146

View: 283

The story of the first American president’s journey through Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk, based on his own diary. After being elected president, George Washington set out to tour the new nation, which was desperate for a unifying symbol. He spent five days on Long Island in April 1790, an area recovering from seven years of devastating British occupation. Washington saw it all, from Brooklyn to Patchogue to Setauket and back. He was honored at each stop and wrote extensive diary entries about his impressions of the carriage stops for food and overnight stays at taverns and private homes, as well as his vision for the future of the region. In this book, historian Dr. Joanne S. Grasso traces this momentous journey. Includes maps and illustrations

Moon New York State

Moon New York State

Author: Julie Schwietert Collazo

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781612388014

Category: Travel

Page: 1091

View: 217

Moon Travel Guides: A New Way to Discover New York State! Writer and New Yorker Julie Schweitert Collazo shares her tips on exploring the Empire State. From the iconic metropolis of New York City to the rural beauty of the Finger Lakes, Moon New York State has activities for every traveler. What You'll Discover in Moon New York State: Local perspective from New Yorker Julie Schweitert Collazo Expertly crafted maps and helpful reference photos Strategic itineraries for every trip and budget, including: Day Trips from New York City, Wild New York, Food and Wine Trails, State of the Arts, and NYC Like a Local Focused coverage of New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Catskills, the Capital-Saratoga region, the Adirondacks, the Finger Lakes and Thousand Islands-Seaway, and Buffalo and the Niagara region Honest advice on finding the right accommodations and getting around by car or on public transportation Activities and ideas for every traveler: Visit historic landmarks and explore the charming riverside towns of the Hudson Valley. Gaze at the sublime falls of Niagara and the Adirondacks, or have lunch at the Culinary Institute of America. Meander the High Line, browse the quirky boutiques of Lower Manhattan, and grab a nightcap at a rooftop bar. Go hiking and camping in the Catskills, or discover the best spots for dining, dancing, and romance. Detailed and thorough information, including background on culture, history, and geography With Moon New York State's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Want to spend some time discovering NYC like a local? Try Moon New York Walks. Hitting the road? Try Moon Road Trip USA: Atlantic Coast.