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In addition to selling drugs and sundries, Shelter (Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus)

In addition to selling drugs and sundries, Shelter Island Pharmacy, in Shelter Island Heights, has a breakfast-and-lunch counter. (July 9, 2011)

Things to do on Shelter Island

Shelter Island is a great place to do nothing; the island teems with shady porches and scenic waterside vistas. But for visitors seeking a more active itinerary, check out these ideas.

In addition to selling drugs and sundries, Shelter
(Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus)

In addition to selling drugs and sundries, Shelter Island Pharmacy, in Shelter Island Heights, has a breakfast-and-lunch counter. (July 9, 2011)

Passengers stand by the edge of the North
(Credit: Newsday, 2009 / Rebecca Cooney)

Passengers stand by the edge of the North Ferry, traveling from Greenport to Shelter Island.

Dozens of hens wander the grounds at the
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Dozens of hens wander the grounds at the Sylvester Manor Farm on Shelter Island. The farm produces organic vegetables, fruits, flowers and eggs. (July 9, 2011)

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Crescent Beach along Shore Road on Shelter Island
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Crescent Beach along Shore Road on Shelter Island overlooks Shelter Island Bay. Swimmers arrive by boat, ferry and bicycle. (July 9, 2011)

A ferry from the North Ferry Co. heads
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A ferry from the North Ferry Co. heads from Greenport to Shelter Island in Shelter Island. (July 14, 2011)

Shelter Island Kayak Tours

Shelter Island Kayak Tours, Route 114 at Duvall,
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Shelter Island Kayak Tours, Route 114 at Duvall, Shelter Island: This business rents kayaks and supplies a "marine trail map" for exploring the shoreline of Shelter Island. Prices are $30 single kayak (two hours) or $45 for half-day; $50 tandem kayak ($70 half-day). Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily Mid April-October.

Pictured above are two kayakers exploring the shoreline
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Pictured above are two kayakers exploring the shoreline of Shelter Island. (July 9, 2011)

Michael Kinsey owns Black Cat Books on Shelter
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Michael Kinsey owns Black Cat Books on Shelter Island with his wife, Dawn Hedberg (not pictured). (July 10, 2011)

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