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West Shore Road in Oyster Bay with its

West Shore Road in Oyster Bay with its views of the bay, offers scenes of boaters, kayakers and fisherman. (Oct. 22, 2011) Photo Credit: Photo by Kirsten Luce

There's nothing like taking a drive on a crisp fall day. The colors are brilliant. The traffic seems less hurried. Sometimes, it's nice to feel transported from the everyday. While Long Island is beautiful any time of year, fall brings out the best in some locales.

West Shore Road in Oyster Bay with its
Photo Credit: Photo by Kirsten Luce

West Shore Road in Oyster Bay with its views of the bay, offers scenes of boaters, kayakers and fisherman. (Oct. 22, 2011)

A swan glides in Mill Pond, visible from
Photo Credit: Photo by Kirsten Luce

A swan glides in Mill Pond, visible from the intersection of West Shore Road and West Main Street in Oyster Bay. (Oct. 22, 2011)

Boats line Oak Neck Creek along Creek Road
Photo Credit: Photo by Kirsten Luce

Boats line Oak Neck Creek along Creek Road in Bayville. (Oct. 22, 2011)

West Shore Road in Oyster Bay with its
Photo Credit: Photo by Kirsten Luce

West Shore Road in Oyster Bay with its views of the bay, offers scenes of boaters, kayakers and fisherman. (Oct. 22, 2011)

Scenery and solitude can be found in Shu
Photo Credit: Photo by Kirsten Luce

Scenery and solitude can be found in Shu Swamp Nature Preserve on Frost Mill Road in Mill Neck. (Oct. 22, 2011)

Cars travel over the causeway on Cleft Road
Photo Credit: Kirsten Luce

Cars travel over the causeway on Cleft Road in Mill Neck. (Oct. 22, 2011)

Scenery and solitude can be found in Shu
Photo Credit: Photo by Kirsten Luce

Scenery and solitude can be found in Shu Swamp Nature Preserve on Frost Mill Road in Mill Neck. (Oct. 22, 2011)

Joggers and walkers share the road with cars
Photo Credit: Photo by Kirsten Luce

Joggers and walkers share the road with cars on Cleft Road in Mill Neck. (Oct. 22, 2011)

Roadside views live this are visible from Cleft
Photo Credit: Photo by Kirsten Luce

Roadside views live this are visible from Cleft Road in Mill Neck. (Oct. 22, 2011)

A moving sale on the Old Montauk Highway
Photo Credit: Photo by Daniel Brennan

A moving sale on the Old Montauk Highway in East Moriches. (Oct. 23, 2011)

A view of the Presbyterian Church of the
Photo Credit: Photo by Daniel Brennan

A view of the Presbyterian Church of the Moriches near the Old Montauk Highway in Center Moriches. (Oct. 23, 2011) Photo by Daniel Brennan.

A view of the Old Montauk Highway in
Photo Credit: Photo by Daniel Brennan

A view of the Old Montauk Highway in East Moriches. (Oct. 23, 2011)

A garage on Old Montauk Highway in East
Photo Credit: Photo by Daniel Brennan

A garage on Old Montauk Highway in East Moriches. (Oct. 23, 2011)

A view of fall colors on a small
Photo Credit: Photo by Daniel Brennan

A view of fall colors on a small lake that juts out off of Old Montauk Highway near Eastport. (Oct. 23, 2011)

Two large swordsmen stand at the entrance of
Photo Credit: Photo by Daniel Brennan

Two large swordsmen stand at the entrance of the Casa Basso restaurant near the Old Montauk Highway in Westhampton. (Oct. 23, 2011)

Slo Jacks, a fastfood restaurant sits beside the
Photo Credit: Photo by Daniel Brennan

Slo Jacks, a fastfood restaurant sits beside the Old Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. (Oct. 23, 2011)

Old signs are displayed for sale at James
Photo Credit: Photo by Daniel Brennan

Old signs are displayed for sale at James Maguire's Antiques in Hampton Bays. (Oct. 24, 2011)

A view of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus
Photo Credit: Photo by Daniel Brennan

A view of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Roman Catholic church on Old Montauk Highway in Southampton. (Oct. 24, 2011)

Cars drive past boutique shops on Jobs Lane
Photo Credit: Photo by Daniel Brennan

Cars drive past boutique shops on Jobs Lane in Southampton. (Oct. 24, 2011)

Swans swim in the town pond near Old
Photo Credit: Photo by Daniel Brennan

Swans swim in the town pond near Old Montauk Highway in East Hampton. (Oct. 24, 2011)

An old truck sitting in front of a
Photo Credit: Photo by Daniel Brennan

An old truck sitting in front of a farm stand off of Old Montauk Highway near Sagaponack. (Oct. 24, 2011)

The South Ferry, which carries cars and trucks,
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The South Ferry, which carries cars and trucks, plies its way between Shelter Island and North Haven. (May 6, 2011)

The South Ferry, which carries cars and trucks,
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The South Ferry, which carries cars and trucks, plies its way between Shelter Island and North Haven. (May 6, 2011)

A cormorant flaps its wings down by the
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A cormorant flaps its wings down by the harbor where the ferry pulls in on Shelter Island. (May 7, 2011)

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