Family Fun in Northport, NY

Northport is such a beautiful town on the north shore of Long Island.

Main Street has wonderful shops, local business and restaurants and let’s not forget the scenic water views. Northport has a lot to offer and we can not wait to tell you some of our favorite spots along with recommendations from local Northport families.

Northport Village Park

“Northport Village Park is a waterfront park with accessible pathways, two playgrounds, and three gazebos.

Playground 1 (near restrooms):

 

Playground 2:

Only a few steps from Main Street in the heart of the village, Northport Village Park is an outstanding place to enjoy a picnic lunch, stroll along the water, or take the kids to the playground. There is a public dock for fishing and leashed dogs are allowed in many parts of the park as well.

Visitors can travel to the park by foot, by car, or by boat. Boaters and kayakers can tie their boats up to village docks and have access to both the park and the historic village, with its wide variety of restaurants and shops. The village also hosts a number of events in the park including art and music festivals, a farmers market on summer Saturday mornings, and the light-ing of the village Christmas tree. Perhaps this park is best known as the finish to the Great Cow Harbor 10K Race and the site of the weekend long celebrations that follow. The race is usually held on the 3rd Saturday in September, and Cow Harbor Day is the following day.”

–  Read more: https://www.huntingtonny.gov/…/13749/…/Trails_Guide_Northport_Village_Park.pdf

 

The Lewis Oliver Farm

 

We had the such a fun time at the Lewis Oliver Farm it was a great stop while we were exploring Northport. A true gem that we highly recommend visiting. It is  a small farm but, if you love some historic sites and animals then, this is a great stop. We love the adorable names of the animals and the interaction you get to have on this volunteer run farm.

…”is a historic community landmark dating back to the mid-1800’s, and today, serves as a sanctuary and home to a small family of rescued farmed animals who are much loved by the community who enjoy visiting them and by the many volunteers who help take care of them on a daily basis. Situated on just under 3 acres, in addition to our animals, the property also features original barns; botanical and vegetable gardens; a collection of native wildlife; and a country store and education center. The Lewis Oliver Farm was jointly purchased in 2007 by the Town of Huntington and Suffolk County so as to preserve this cherished landmark. The animal care, gardens, and educational programs are entirely funded and managed by Friends of the Farm, Northport Inc. – an all-volunteer-based 501(c)3 responsible for the day-to-day operations and fundraising needed to sustain this community treasure.”

Visit their website for up to date information and events > here

 

Creative Art Studio

“Where we draw, paint & create!”

We love the studio owner, Kathy Iaonidis because her passion and love for art beams through the artwork she creates with her students whether you are a child or adult. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

For information aboutBirthday Parties, Paint Night & Group Events ~ Contact Kathy Ioanidis

Email: thecreativepainter@yahoo.com

Call or Text 516-967-0058

Follow on Facebook —> HERE

visit website —> https://www.creativeartstudio.biz/

 

Einstein’s Attic

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Einstein’s Attic is an adorable toy store located on Main Street in Northport. When you are walking along Main Street stop in and see all the great toys they have.

79 Main Street Northport, N.Y. 11768 | 631-261-7564 | eattic79@gmail.com
Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm | Sunday: 10:30 am – 5 pm

Website: http://einsteinsatticnorthport.com/

Other recommendations from local parents are:

Crab Meadow Park

Waterside Avenue
Northport, NY 11768
Phone: 631-351-3000

“One of three beaches in the Northport Area, Crab Meadow has it all. The public beach is over 1,000-feet wide and runs along the shores of the Long Island Sound. Sandbars are common at Crab Meadow and make the water a safe and fun activity for both kids and adults as the pools of water that form as a result are no more than a few feet deep. A large playground with a jungle-gym, see-saws, slides and swing, and basketball courts also make Crab Meadow the perfect beach to bring children too for fun in the sun. If visitors get hungry they can stop in La Casa Café along the boardwalk for a slice of pizza, Italian ice or ice cream and enjoy their snacks on the veranda. Families may also enjoy La Casa’s indoor restaurant. Several pavilions are situated on the beach equipped with grills for those who wish to cook their own lunch or dinner. Fishing, canoeing and kayaking is permitted at Crab Meadow.”

Read more: https://www.longisland.com/business/crab-meadow-park.html

 

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport

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“The John W. Engeman Theater is Long Island’s only year-round professional theater, casting its actors directly from the Broadway talent pool. Featuring stadium-style seating, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, and The Green Room Piano Bar and Lounge. Opening it’s doors in 2007, the Engeman Theater has organized 53 Main Stage Productions of some of Broadway’s finest musicals and plays. We have also proudly opened our doors for numerous special events and fundraisers for various organizations.”

John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768

Box Office: 631-261-2900

Website: https://engemantheater.com/

 

 

There is a lot of great places to dine:

Rockin’ Fish-

“Gastropub located in the heart of Northport Village, Rockin’ Fish offers a mix of fresh seafood as well as creative sandwiches, salads, burgers and of course fresh oysters.  ”          Website: http://www.rockinfish.net/

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Skipper’s Pub

“Over these past three decades many of us have made Skippers a part of our life in Northport. Just as the harbor reflects a bygone era of shipbuilders and whalers, the nautical strength of Skippers provides a wonderful atmosphere that is made genuine by a caring staff, wall-sized murals that softly remind each patron of our unique harbor and a coziness at the tables which the soft lighting only enhances.”

Website: http://www.skipperspub.com/homepage/

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Brew & Cheese –

We hear their grilled cheese sandwiches the best!

Located at: 40 Woodbine Avenue, Northport

Phone: (631) 239-1927

Follow on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/brewcheesenorthport/

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Nina’s Pizza and Restaurant

“This cozy pizzeria is located on Main Street, Northport Village, NY and boasts indoor and outdoor seating. It’s growing popularity has been the buzz of the north shore. The chefs of Nina’s opened it’s doors ten years ago and found a real home in Northport. Nina’s prides itself on being community driven.”

Nina’s Pizzeria is located at: 487 Main Street Northport, NY

Phone: 631-261-6822

Website –> click here

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Copehagen Bakery

This bakery was told to us as a must stop for families!

“Copenhagen Bakery and Café has been an asset to Northport Village for 19 years now. The Bakery is open 7 days a week, rain, sleet ….and snow storms from 5AM each day, every day, give or take Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years (even the baker needs to sleep). Coffee is always on and the staff is more than happy to greet you and exchange pleasantries. Come on in and say Hi.”

75 Woodbine Avenue Northport, New York 11768

631-754-3256

Website: https://copenhagenbakery.net/

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Lics Ice Cream

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“Lics Ice Cream Features Homemade Gelato, Ice Creams, Vegan Ice Creams, and Italian Ice. We also have Hershey’s Ice Creams, Only 8 Frozen Yogurt, and more”

Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LicsIceCream/

Located at: 74 Main Street Northport, New York 11768-1722

 

Northport Sweet Shop

“Hitting the “sweet spot” since 1929, our family owned “Sweet Shop” has served own made ice cream, quality chocolates as well as hamburgers and BLT’s.”

55 MAIN STREET• NORTHPORT, NY 11768 •

(631) 261-3748

Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northportsweetshop/

 

 

 

 

WE LOVE VISITING NORTHPORT!

WE HOPE YOU DO, TOO!

 

 

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