Cold Spring Harbor is a lovely little town that can satisfy a shopping itch, your families hunger, your interest in history, or with a couple of lawn chairs and a picnic blanket can provide you with a place to relax all day by the waters edge. If you’re not the docile type there’s a shaded walking path known as the NY State Green Belt to activate some leg muscles.
Foodies will love The Harbor Mist and Grasso’s. Each restaurant has a fully stocked bar and a fabulous chef. For more casual dining there’s The Gourmet Whaler, Sweetie Pies On Main & the friendliest deli you will ever visit. A new restaurant is poised to be open soon right in the heart of Cold Spring Harbor called the Sand Bar.
George Washington commissioned the Montauk Lighthouse so that the ships coming in from Europe could identify the Atlantic Ocean from the Long Island Sound.