Visit the bustling coastal town of Port Jefferson on the north shore of Long Island. Rich in maritime history with many cultural and historic attractions, as well as waterfront activities Port Jefferson is also one of Long Island’s two ports for access from Connecticut.
Thanks to its prominent ship building past, Port Jefferson still has many interesting buildings preserved. The Village Center building used to be a shipyard, and there are other houses and buildings that used to belong to important sailors and shipbuilders. Take a stroll around town and explore the streets where you will also find plenty of restaurants and shops, plus a distinct marine-community vibe. There are museums with great interactive exhibits for kids, like the The Maritime Explorium, plus art galleries and a theater for the whole family to enjoy.Along the harbor, you can enjoy fishing, charter a boat, and have the knowledgeable guides take you to the best spots on the Long Island Sound. Swimming and scuba diving are also popular activities available in Port Jefferson. Enjoy a walk around the lovely Harborfront Park and Port Jefferson Village Center, and linger for one of the famous Long Island sunsets over the water.
Visit Port Jefferson in late spring or during the summer for the best of the dry, sunny weather and great fishing, swimming, and boat activities.