Weekend In Sag Harbor
First, whalers loved it, then writers. Now this close-knit community—only two and a half hours from Manhattan—attracts anyone in search of the perfect small-town escape
About TownIt doesn’t take much to imagine the Long Island seaport of Sag Harbor as it was a century and a half ago, when whaling ships docked six deep at Long Warf. The architectural evidence of whaling’s heyday is still here, but there have been a few changes.
Along Main Street, which curves gracefully away from the harbor, there are yoga studios, art galleries, chic home furnishing shops, and all manner of restaurants. The harbor’s marina and yacht club are filled with fishing boats and pleasure craft of every description.
With parades on every holiday, it’s a welcoming place for people who simply want a relaxed, bayside alternative to the high-powered Hamptons a few miles away.