Nestled between the North and South Forks (although technically classified as part of the North Fork region) is Shelter Island. A tiny island accessed only by ferry from either Greenport on the North Fork, or North Haven on the South Fork, Shelter Island is known for its natural beauty, hiking, biking, bird-watching and some of the most breathtaking kayaking in Suffolk County. The entire island is approximately 27 square miles.
Although it is small Shelter Island does feature communities with hotels and restaurants to accommodate visitors. And its central location between the forks provides guests the opportunity to easily jump to the South Fork to explore the Hamptons region, or to the North Fork to explore Wine Country. Both ferries on either side of the island accommodate walk-on traffic as well as cars.
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