Indulge in an Array of Long Island Adventures This Summer

June 14, 2023

Considering a Long Island weekend getaway for the Fourth of July? Flock to Greenport for classic East Coast charms, fresh air, and the smells and sounds of the sea. Start the party a few days early by booking a room at the Menhaden — make a long weekend out of it, by taking advantage of all the area has to offer.  

Experience Fourth of July 2023 on the North Fork

A picture-perfect seaport on Long Island’s North Fork, Greenport is a particularly great place to spend the holiday, with fun annual events that people of all ages will adore. Every year, the Greenport Carnival draws locals and tourists alike. Put on by the Fireman’s Department, it’s always a total blast, with lots of delicious food, games, rides, and of course, a dazzling fireworks display. 

Greenport’s Dances in the Park series is another awesome way to celebrate the Fourth of July. This popular summer concert series usually kicks off right around July 4th and runs through late August. And, onlookers can catch the New Suffolk Boat Parade from the beach or Steamboat Wharf. Get in the spirit when you see this patriotic parade of colorfully decorated boats go by. 

Enjoy Long Island’s Summer Activities 

Experience the magic of a Long Island summer with a stay on the North Fork. Aside from the typical Fourth of July festivities, there are tons of activities to partake in here — hopping around to breweries and wineries, sailing, biking, going antiquing, and visiting the area’s lavender farms are all excellent reasons to book your room at the Menhaden. When hunger pangs strike, indulge in American comfort fare (‘tis the season, after all) and fresh seafood at beloved local restaurants. Long Island getaways don’t come any better.

Celebrate Independence Day in Style at The Menhaden

After spending your days celebrating in the sun, there’s nothing like crashing at The Menhaden, which is more akin to a beautifully appointed seaside home than a hotel. Relax in your sun-filled room, complete with chic Restoration Hardware furnishings and serene views of the harbor. Then, get a blissful night’s sleep on our cloud-like beds and crisp, high-thread-count linens.

A short stroll from the water, our 16-room boutique hotel on Long Island boasts an exclusive rooftop bar, where you can sip rose, dine on oysters, and watch the sun set over the harbor. We keep our “general store” stocked with local provisions, from coffee to beach picnic supplies. Plus, each floor has a communal galley with complimentary items, including home-baked pastries and a fridge full of goodies. The whole place exudes cozy, family-style tranquility.   Prep your red-and-white attire and pack your bags — enjoy the Independence Day weekend of a lifetime when you book a stay at The Menhaden.