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Things to do on Shelter Island

In addition to selling drugs and sundries, Shelter

In addition to selling drugs and sundries, Shelter Island Pharmacy, in Shelter Island Heights, has a breakfast-and-lunch counter. (July 9, 2011) Photo Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

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)

Crescent Beach along Shore Road on Shelter Island
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

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,
Photo Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus

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
Photo Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus

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

Michael Kinsey owns Black Cat Books on Shelter
Photo Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus

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

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