Shelter Island Visitors Guide – Shelter Island of Long Island, New York

Welcome to Shelter Island, a unique island community located less then 100 miles from New York City. Nestled between the world-famous Hamptons on the South Fork of Long Island and the pastoral North Fork win country, Shelter Island embracess many of the best attributes of both. Despite the region’s rapid growth, Shelter Island has maintained much of its rural character and country charm. Residents and second-home owners enjoy year-round activities such as boating, swimming, fishing, cycling, golf, hiking and even ice-boating. Approximately one third of the Island’s land mass encompasses the 2,039-acre Mashomack Preserve.

Ferry service to the Island is available:From North Haven (adjacent to Sag Harbor) on the South Fork
631-749-1200; www.southferry.com

From Greenport on the North Fork
631-749-0139; www.northferry.com

The crossing takes about ten minutes.

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