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Getting There -- The Long Island Expressway runs to Riverhead; from there, take Route 25 East. The Long Island Rail Road (tel. 516/822-LIRR) stops in Riverhead, Mattituck, Southold, and Greenport. The Hampton Jitney (tel. 631/283-4600) provides bus service from multiple locations in New York City to Riverhead, Aquebogue, Jamesport, Laurel, Mattituck, Cutchogue, Peconic, Southold, Greenport, East Marion, Orient Village, and Orient Point for $22 one-way. Long Island MacArthur Airport (tel. 631/467-3210), situated mid-Long Island, is the closest airport and is served by several airlines. From Connecticut, take the Cross Sound Ferry (tel. 631/323-2525; www.longislandferry.com), which sails from New London, Connecticut, to Orient Point, New York. Schedules change daily, leaving 8 to 22 times a day. Cars and passenger trucks are allowed.

Visitor Information -- Tourist information booths are located on Main Road in the towns of Laurel (tel. 631/298-5757) and Greenport (tel. 631/477-1383), but are open daily only during July and August (scattered hrs. at other times). You can also contact the Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau (tel. 877/FUN-ON-LI or 631/951-3440).

Getting Around -- A car is helpful if you plan to scour for antiques, visit wineries, or just explore, but be warned: The traffic in summer is a nightmare. If you'd prefer to relax, the train is the better option.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.