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Your Guide to the Best Long Island Vineyards Comments Off on Your Guide to the Best Long Island Vineyards

Your Guide to the Best Long Island Vineyards

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Going wine tasting and enjoying the beautiful scenery at the vineyards that stretch across Long Island’s North Fork is a perfect weekend activity for any time of year. All Island has a list of the best Long Island vineyards for you! The Best Long Island Vineyards Pellegrini Vineyards The Pellegrini Vineyards are located on the North Fork in the town of Cutchogue. With over 60 acres of vineyards, Pellegrini offers a wide range of wines that have received critical acclaim from the New York Times and Food & Wine Magazine. With a tasting room that is open every day of the year except Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter and Thanksgiving, Pellegrini is amongst the first Long Island vineyards you should check out. Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard can be found on Long Island’s North Fork in the town of Peconic. Their tasting room, which is open seven days a week, is in a rustic barn that was built sometime in the early 1900s. With live music, cheese platters and chocolate pairings every Sunday from 1 pm – 5 pm, Sannino Bella Vita provides a peaceful environment to relax on the weekend. Jamesport Vineyards Founded in 1981, the Jamesport Vineyards are some of oldest of the...

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Support Local Growers with These Long Island Farmers Markets Comments Off on Support Local Growers with These Long Island Farmers Markets

Support Local Growers with These Long Island Farmers Markets

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From the beginning of the summer until the fall, you’ll find farmers markets sprouting up across Long Island. Full of local produce and artisanal foods you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere, these Long Island farmers markets are always worth a visit. Long Island Farmers Markets to Keep an Eye Out For Amityville Farmers Market The Amityville Farmers Market is open from 9 am – 1 pm in the 9/11 Memorial Parking lot on Saturdays until September 26. From fresh organic produce straight out of Thera Farms to homemade breads from Darcy’s Delights, the Amityville Farmers Market is sure to have a treat you’ll love to take back to your kitchen. Kings Park Farmers Market In Municipal Lot 25A on Main Street, you’ll find the Kings Park Farmers Market from 9 am – 2 pm on Sundays until November 22. On a trip to the Kings Park Farmers Market, you can come away with preserves from Miss Amy’s, artisanal baked goods from Raquette River Baking Co. or craft beers from the Saint James Brewery. The wide range of vendors that frequent the Kings Park location make it one of the most exciting Long Island farmers markets. Deer Park Farmers Market Spending some time at the Deer Park Farmers Market is...

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Test Your Might: Tough Mudder 2015 Comments Off on Test Your Might: Tough Mudder 2015

Test Your Might: Tough Mudder 2015

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On August 15 and 16, the Tough Mudder run will be set up on Long Island for the first time. If you’re ready to get your hands dirty as you put both your physical fitness and teamwork skills to the test, head on over to Old Bethpage for a day filled with mud, fun and outrageous obstacles! What is Tough Mudder? Imagine the obstacle course at your childhood summer camp on steroids and you’ll have an idea of what Tough Mudder entails. It’s a 10-12 mile course that’s designed to test the physical and mental resilience of its participants. Keep in mind, Tough Mudder is not a race. The satisfaction comes from completing it, not completing it quickly. Run the course alone or with a team. Either way, be prepared for a challenge. What You Should Expect at Tough Mudder 2015 The Tough Mudder course is mainly full of grueling obstacles and many require some level of teamwork. The Mud Mile is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a one-mile track of waist-deep mud with high entrances and exits over which participants must climb. The Cry Baby is an enclosed structure filled with a safe tear gas-like substance through which participants will have to tearfully travel. The final obstacle...

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The Five Funnest Water Parks in New York Comments Off on The Five Funnest Water Parks in New York

The Five Funnest Water Parks in New York

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From beach trips to poolside lounging, there are plenty of relaxing ways to cool off in the summer sun. However, if you’re bored of laying around and fanning yourself, why not add some thrill to your chill? All Island has compiled a list of the best water parks in New York for you to check out. The Best Water Parks in New York Splish Splash With 96 acres of fun for the whole family, Splish Splash is a Long Island favorite. Whether you’re a fan of thrilling slides like the 80-foot tall Cliff Diver or more relaxed rides like the Lazy River, Splish Splash surely has something for you. Bring the kids to Pirates Cove or Monsoon Lagoon, where they’ll be able to play on interactive ships with water cannons and slides. You won’t go hungry either. Splish Splash also offers a variety of food from pizza and fried chicken to organic salads. Enchanted Forest Water Safari Located right in Adirondack State Park, the Enchanted Forest Water Safari is the largest of all water parks in New York. Enchanted Forest Water Safari is a mix between a traditional theme park and a water park. With over 50 rides like a Ferris wheel and bumper cars and 32 water rides...

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