Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Greenport, NY

Greenport is a village in Suffolk County, New York, United States. It is on the north fork of Long Island. The village of Greenport is within the town of Southold and is the only incorporated community in the town.

Greenport was a major port for its area, having developed a strong fishing and whaling industry in the past, although currently there are only a handful of commercial fishing vessels operating out of Greenport. More recently the tourism industry has grown substantially too, especially in the summer.

Greenport has a locally famous 1920s carousel, located near the waterfront. The village is also the home of the East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation, which hosts the annual Maritime Festival each September. The museum is housed in the former station house of the Greenport Long Island Rail Road station, while the East end of the Railroad Museum of Long Island is located in the former freight house. The new station is the terminus of the Long Island Rail Road.

Most of the tourism stems from maritime activities, as well as proximity to the more than 40 vineyards on the East End of Long Island. It has many small shops and boutiques, ice cream parlors, bed-and-breakfasts, and restaurants ranging from fine-dining to paper-napkin crab shacks.

Greenport proves to be the hub of the North Fork foodie culture with many acclaimed restaurants. Lucharito’s, Noah’s, The Frisky Oyster, The Blue Canoe and First and South all rank among new and acclaimed restaurants on the North Fork in the village. It is also the home of the Greenport Farmers’ Market, the only multi-vendor cooperative local market on the North Fork. Greenport is also home to Andy’s, Claudio’s Restaurant, Clam Bar and Crabby Jerry’s, all three are located on the water and serve less upscale food. Claudio’s Restaurant was claimed to be the oldest single family-owned restaurant in the United States before it was sold to new owners in 2018.

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