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Find artwork, furniture, memorabilia and so much more in our unique antique shops including Dworkin & Daughter’s Antiques, Fallen Angel Antiques and Marika’s.
Find unique metal sculptures Hap’s Ironworks. For information about local artists and studio tours contact, Artists of Shelter Island (ARSTI).
Bring your own bike or rent /purchase one at Picozzi’s Bike Shop and enjoy miles of scenic biking around the entire Island.
Boating, Sailing and Marinas
With more than 17 miles of shoreline, it isn’t surprising that boating, sailing and fishing are an integral part of Shelter Island life. The pristine waters offer a wide variety of boating destinations. Regatta’s run every Wednesday night during the summer months. Public dockage available at The Coecles Harbor Marina & Boatyard and Island Boatyard and Marina. The Island Yacht Charters offers sailboat charters while Tubby Charters offers fishing and cruising trips on scenic Peconic Bay. Find Fishing suppies at Jack’s Marine, Bait & Tackle Shop. For marine repair services, contact Clark’s Marine Repair.
Farm Stands and Community Sustainable Agriculture (CSA)
Local farming and farm stands are a signature source for the freshest fruits and vegetables. Visit the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm and the Farmer’s Market in the Barn at theShelter Island Historical Society for Shelter Island grown produce.
Camp Quinipet offers Summer Day Camp and Sleep-away camp for Churches, non-profits and educational groups.
Shelter Island boasts a challenging 9-hole public course at theShelter Island Country Club on Goat Hill and 18-hole private course at the Gardiner’s Bay Country Club, both set in beautiful landscapes complete with breathtaking views.
Hiking/Nature Walks/Historic Landmarks
Spend the day hiking and strolling through the trails and grounds of Mashomack Preserve, Taylor’s Island and Sylvester Manor. For information about historical Shelter Island, visit theShelter Island Historical Society Havens House Museum and Store.
Horseback riding, instruction, showing, boarding and children’s summer programs are available at Hampshire Farms.
Explore the treasure of Shelter Island’s wetland waterways on your own or with rentals and guides from Shelter Island Kayak Tours.
Enjoy a delightful, fun round of miniature golf at the Whale’s Tail Mini Golf 18-hole course for all ages.
The world-renowned Perlman Music Center offer summer music programs for gifted students and live performances open to the public all summer long. Check listings for the The Shelter Island Friends of Music live music concerts.
Physical Fitness –Pilates, Yoga, Zumba
Fitness activities such as Pilates, Yoga and Zumba are available in various locations and studios. Check out these listings:Shelter Island Yoga & Fitness and Shelter Island Pilates.
Summer Reading Club, Used Book Sales and Library Event
Children of all ages are invited to take part in the Shelter Island Public Library’s annual summer reading club, craft programs, special performances and other educational, fun events. Friday Night Dialogues and author visits run year-round. The Library’s Book Sale is open every Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Town bathing beaches are located on Shelter Island at Wades Beach and Louis’ Beach. Travel south via South Ferry for access to Ocean Beaches.
Reserve your tennis court or take a lesson at the Moussa Drame Tennis at the Pridwin Hotel.
There are six churches on Shelter Island, Grace Episcopal Church, Our Lady of the Isle R.C. Church, Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church, Shelter Island Friends Meeting (Quakers), Shelter Island Presbyterian Church and Union Chapel in the Grove. For schedules and services check their listing.
Local vineyards and wine-tastings are accessible by traveling the North Ferry and South Ferry to both the South and North Fork.