9 Best Things To Do In Northport, New York

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Northport is a small village located within the town of Huntington on Long Island in New York. Obviously, since it’s located on Long Island, it is not far from New York City and many other popular tourist attractions. But what if you’re in the area for a week-long vacation and want to spend a day of that time away from the large crowds? Don’t worry! Northport has plenty to offer. Unlike in the bustling cities, you’ll find many things to do in Northport, including enjoying nature, discovering landmarks as well as a long and fascinating history.

1. Taste wines at Del Vino Vineyard

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Posted by Del Vino Vineyards on Friday, October 7, 2022

A local vineyard and winery located in Northport, Del Vino Vineyard is not to be missed! A wonderful location built on a 90-year-old apple farm, this vineyard offers a wonderful experience where you can taste wines as well as enjoy small plates and pizza. This family has been operating vineyards since the early 1800s and they have focused on sustainability since their doors opened in 2018. An instant favorite since opening their doors, Del Vino Vineyard is a must-visit while in Northport!

Del Vino Vineyard

Address: 29 Norwood Rd, Northport, NY 11768, United States

Website: Del Vino Vineyard

Opening hours: Thu: 3pm - 9pm; Fri: 2pm - 10pm; Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 8pm (closed from Mon - Wed)

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2. Grab a beer at Sand City Brewing

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Northport is notable in history as being a major location for sand mines on the east coast. Notably, much of the sand was shipped to New York City for construction projects that required sand to be used. Recalling this history, the brewery is named after the city’s industrial roots as a sand mining town. Make sure to stop by this brewery while in Northport to enjoy a variety of their homebrews as well as collaboration brews with many other New England and even international breweries!

Sand City Brewing

Address: 60 Main St, Northport, NY 11768, United States

Website: Sand City Brewing

Opening hours: Sun - Thur: 12pm - 9pm / Sat: 12pm - 10pm

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3. See a live version of some movie classics at John W. Engeman Theater

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Posted by The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport on Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The John W. Engeman Theater has been a long-running staple of Northport, New York. This beautiful theater specializes in live-action productions, such as classics like Grease, Annie, Singin’ In The Rain and Jekyll & Hyde. And this isn’t just some knock-off theater either; John W. Engeman Theater gets their actors and actresses directly from Broadway, so you know you’ll be in for a top-notch show. You may be thinking, “But we’re here on vacation with the kids. Is there anything for them?” Yes! They also have a children’s theater that shows special productions of famous kid’s movies, such as a musical version of Madagascar and Dr. Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat, as well as other classics like Cinderella and The Wizard of Oz. The John W. Engeman Theater is a great place for the entire family to see a quality show without the Broadway prices.

John W. Engeman Theater

Address: 250 Main St, Northport, NY 11768

Website: John W. Engeman Theater

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4. Escape the room before time runs out at CryptIQ Inc.

Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed

Do you think you and your friends are smarter than the average group of friends? Or maybe your friends think they’re smarter than they really are? At CryptIQ Inc. you and a group of friends can prove just how smart you are (or you can prove to them just how smart they aren’t) by trying to decipher clues hidden throughout a room that will eventually lead you to a key that allows you to escape the room, but hopefully before time runs out. They also do themed events such as ‘Grandma’s Basement’, where you must follow the clues hidden within the room to uncover Grandma’s REAL will amongst plenty of fakes and learn what her true wishes were. The CryptIQ Inc. Escape Room is great for puzzle lovers, and that friend that thinks they’re all that. It’s also great for challenging your own brain with problem-solving, observation skills, and trivia.

CryptIQ Inc.

Address: 256 Main St #1205, Northport, NY 11768

Website: CryptIQ Inc.

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5. Get out on the water with Glacier Bay Sports

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One of the greatest things about being near the water is having the rare opportunity to get out on it. But if you’re on vacation, then the odds are that you don’t have a boat with you. Don’t worry because Glacier Bay Sports has you covered. Here you can rent boats and kayaks and go on a guided kayak tour or take a lesson on how to properly use kayaks, paddles and gear to ensure you’re safe while out on your own. But what if you’re the type that doesn’t enjoy boats? Then rent some fishing equipment and enjoy a quiet and relaxing day on the shore, catching fish and catching up with friends or listening to stories, just like you did with dad as a kid. There is no better way to make long and lasting memories for both you and your loved ones than with a fishing pole in your hand. There is also a retail store that sells hundreds of products for the water sports lover, such as surfing equipment, fishing gear and boats themselves. So whether you’re a fan of the open water, fishing, or both, Glacier Bay Sports is the only stop you’ll need to make.

Glacier Bay Sports

Address: 81 Fort Salonga Rd C, Northport, NY 11768

Website: Glacier Bay Sports

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6. Enjoy a day beside the water at the Northport Village Dock

Best Things To Do In Northport, New York
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If you’re one of the lucky ones with a boat then you should head over to the Northport Village Dock and spend a day picnicking on the shore or eating at one of the many restaurants located just a short walk away. The dock is also located right in town so there are plenty of shops nearby to stock up on souvenirs or spoil that special person in your life. Located just off the dock is a park where the kids can play on the playground and bring the dog to enjoy some space to run around in. Also, Saturday mornings include a farmers market and live music. Not to mention, when the sun goes down, there is no better place to look at the stars as the boats float by.

Northport Village Dock

Address: 1 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768

Website: Northport Village Dock

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7. Take in some local history at The Thompson Building

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Posted by The Thompson Building on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Thompson Building is a historical landmark in Northport, built in 1889. It was founded by the Edward Thompson Company and was originally a law book publishing firm. It has also housed the Davis Aircraft Products Co. Inc. for many years, where they manufactured seat belts and other aviation products. The Thompson Building is now a mixed use building, primarily professional and office space. Some of the units in the building are now even being converted into apartments. This a great stop for anybody interested in local history or for someone that appreciates great, old architecture.

The Thompson Building

Address: 24 Woodbine Ave, Northport, NY 11768

Website: The Thompson Building

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8. Visit Lewis Oliver Farm Sanctuary

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The Lewis Oliver Farm Sanctuary allows visitors and if you take the kids along, they’ll love it. Apart from the animals, there are original historic barns, gardens and vegetables, local native wildlife and a store. The farm is an old landmark which is run and funded by Friends of the Farm. They provide lifelong care and rehabilitation.

You will find cows, goats, chickens, dogs and some nice packs of vegetables as well. There’s a wagon set up for you to browse the fresh produce. The place is quiet and peaceful and they like to keep it that way so the animal’s don’t become frightened. If you check out their Facebook page, they often advertise special events at the sanctuary.

Lewis Oliver Farm Sanctuary

Address: Burt Ave, Northport, NY 11768

Website: Lewis Oliver Farm Sanctuary

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9. Grab a meal at Northport Main Street

Main Street Northport
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Main street has plenty of options when it comes to eating out. Breakfast at the iconic Tim’s Shipwreck Diner is an old-fashioned way to eat, but locals love it there. It’s a family friendly place and is small, as it literally is a diner so you may need to wait for a table. However, kids love the pancakes.

Skipper’s pub is another place with a historic feel to it. The place has a nautical feel to it and serves drinks and meals every day except Tuesdays.

Rocking Fish is the place to go for seafood and you can eat on the patio. They also serve sandwiches, salads, and burgers. People enjoy their fresh oysters and craft beer.

Tim's Shipwreck Diner

Address: 46 Main St 11768 Northport, New York

Skippers pub

Address: 34 Main St 11768 Northport, New York

Rocking Fish

Address: 155 Main Street Northport, New York 11768

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Northport: The beauty of Long Island

When you hear that Northport is located on Long Island in New York, you can’t help but imagine that it’s full of large crowds and stores as far as the eye can see. Northport, however, is the exact opposite. This is the part of Long Island where you can sit and actually relax with the family at the park, at the theater, at the dock, by the water, or even ON the water. This is the part of Long Island where you can actually see the stars at night and hear yourself think. This is the part of Long Island where you’ll enjoy yourself and your family.

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