If you've ever taken a boat ride in Greenport Harbor, then you know that it's one of the best destinations around from the water. Now, the rest of the world knows it too.
This summer, Yachting Magazine named Greenport one of the top 50 yachting towns in the United States for 2012.
“This protected, deep-water area on Long Island’s North Fork was once a major East Coast It also served as a hub for the area’s oyster industry,” the magazine reported. “You can learn all about this and more after you tie up by visiting Greenport’s . Several marinas, such as , , , and can handle vessels up to 200 feet LOA. A plethora of shops, restaurants and marine-related services are within a short walk or bike ride from your vessel.”
Efforts by the village to highlight the area as a place for boaters of every stripe got a boost this past Labor Day Weekend during the , which featured the and several other wooden historic replica sailing vessels, drawing thousands of out-of-towners to the village. The upcoming is also a must-do end of summer festival for locals and visitors alike.
Other Long Island towns on the list include Port Jefferson, Montauk, Sag Harbor, Oyster Bay, and Port Washington.