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Outdoors

Did you know? Organic garden plots available on town property with unexpected backstory

Apr 21, 2022 | Outdoors

The Robert Kubecka Memorial Organic Garden is open for the season and there are plots available to Town of Huntington residents for just $25 a year. The annual membership gets you a 20’ x 30’ piece of organic land for the…

Town of Huntington earns Bronze-certified status as a New York State “Climate Smart Community”

Apr 4, 2022 | Outdoors

Last week, the Department of Environmental Conservation announced that the Town of Huntington achieved Bronze certification status as one of only 90 certified Climate Smart Communities in New York State and one of four on…

Great horned owls raising owlets near main Northport road

Mar 31, 2022 | Outdoors

A great horned owl couple raising at least two owlets in a highly visible nest in Northport has garnered much attention lately, with cars lining the oftentimes busy road to get a peek of the neighborhood’s newest inhabitants…

Northport Village’s first grant-funded rain garden comes to Bluff Point Road

Mar 22, 2022 | Outdoors

The beauty and tranquility of Northport Harbor comes with the responsibility to keep it clean and healthy, and for that reason, outgoing Northport Village Trustee Ian Milligan has been working on a project to install rain…

Updates and reconstruction of two local playgrounds at or near completion

Dec 3, 2021 | Outdoors

Renovations, replacements and reconstructions of two East Northport playgrounds are at or near completion, with new equipment at Kew Avenue Park now available and open to the public, and work at the playground at John J.…

New accessible playground coming to John J. Walsh Memorial Park in East Northport

Oct 23, 2021 | Outdoors

A new playground at the Town of Huntington’s John J. Walsh Memorial Park at 190 Larkfield Road, adjacent to the East Northport Public Library, is in the works, with a projected completion date just one month from when the…

Look and learn: NNGI installs over 150 native plants on Village Hall property

Oct 17, 2021 | Outdoors

A vision that merges environmental and educational benefits with natural aesthetics came to life late Friday afternoon as leaders and volunteers with the Northport Native Garden Initiative installed over 150 plants at…

A history and directory of some of Northport-East Northport’s lending libraries

Jul 12, 2021 | Outdoors

It seems a new phenomenon has sprung up in just about every nook and cranny and corner of our community. In the shape of a 2-by-2 foot plywood box, this sensation goes by the alliterative name, “lending library.” And it’s…

“Summer Splendor” garden tour highlights local properties and personalities

Jul 7, 2021 | Outdoors

The Northport Historical Society’s Summer Splendor Garden Tour returns Sunday, July 18 with an outdoor, self-guided tour of six gardens in Northport, Fort Salonga and Asharoken. Each garden reflects a personality, family…

“My Healthy Northport” program offers summer classes in the park

Jul 3, 2021 | Outdoors

The “My Healthy Northport” program is back in full swing, offering a range of fitness classes that take place in Northport Village Park and at Scudder Beach. This Summer Wellness Series is part of a larger initiative created…

Observation deck at Crab Meadow Beach to open to public by next summer

Jul 1, 2021 | Outdoors

Something new is in store for Crab Meadow, and it’s bringing an elevated perspective to Northport – and the Town of Huntington's – most popular swimming beach. Curious onlookers may recall seeing the construction atop…

Walks in the Woods: Henry Ingraham Nature Preserve

Jun 28, 2021 | Outdoors

Born in 1878 in Brooklyn, New York, Henry A. Ingraham spent some of his time growing up in Locust Valley, where his family had a summer home. As he got older, he would take trips out east, exploring Long Island. Northport…

Walks in the Woods: Fuchs Pond Preserve

Jun 1, 2021 | Outdoors

In my first Walks in the Woods piece, I wrote about the Northport Rail Trail. This time around, I’ll focus on a similarly short but sweet oasis, one with a five-acre spring-fed freshwater pond and freshwater marsh: Fuchs Pond…

Mother goose lays eggs, awaits goslings at Seymour's Boatyard

May 8, 2021 | Outdoors

The crew at Seymour’s Boatyard is expecting six goslings any day now, as mother and father goose anxiously await their arrival on the windy Northport pier. A couple of weeks ago, as staff were setting up for the season…

Sand and Salt: Pre-Season Boat Maintenance

Apr 29, 2021 | Outdoors

So I’m sitting in my garage in Northport and imbibing Smuttynose lager. I have a 1998, 15-foot Boston Whaler Dauntless. We'll call it 75 horsepower. It's a 75 horsepower Mercury two-stroke from 2003. (Editor’s note: For more…

Walks in the Woods: Northport Rail Trail

Apr 18, 2021 | Outdoors

We’re one month into the official start of spring and, as was the case this time last year, outdoor space is in high demand. Like many of you, my go-to the past year to decompress, exercise, and escape from seasonal affective…

Northport Native Garden Initiative takes root around town

Apr 11, 2021 | Outdoors

What happens when three Northport residents get together to plant a native garden off Ocean Avenue? A movement to create an entirely new habitat within our community. Six months ago, Nicole Tamaro, Matthew Gorman and Sara…