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Unlike Montauk, its counterpart to the south, which has ocean beaches and a downtown that attracts the masses, Orient is recognized for its tranquility.  Drive slowly through Orient and you’ll enjoy some of the most peaceful rides you’re likely to ever experience on Long Island. Narrow River Road, named for the body of water that lines most of one side of the street, is a natural wonder that ends at Long Beach Bay, where you’re treated to views of boats passing. If Orient and East Marion have an overabundance of anything, it’s preserved history — with farm stands for produce and flowers running a close second. 

Biking

Southold

Orient Beach State Park

Day passes are sold at the entrance on Route 25, Orient, facing Gardiners Bay. Biking trails, showers, picnic tables, playgrounds, canoeing/kayaking access. $8 per vehicle in offseason, $10 in the summer. Park opens daily year round at 8 a.m.

631-323-2440 • parks.ny.gov

Dining

Farm Stand

Historic Sites

1555 Village Lane, Orient

The Village House in Orient

The Village House is the centerpiece of the Oysterponds Historical Society. The 1789 home originally served as a boarding house for visitors. It was enlarged in the 1850s, and today still welcomes guests to Orient. The upstairs bedrooms have been converted into exhibition galleries and there’s a shop with books about local history and items...

631-323-2480 • oysterpondshistoricalsociety.org

Lodging

25500 Main Road, Orient

Orient Inn

631-323-2300 • orientinn-ny.com

Marinas

Parks, Preserves, and Camping

Route 25, Orient

Orient Beach State Park

With 45,000 feet of frontage on Gardiners Bay, this park includes a maritime forest with red cedar, blackjack oak and prickly pear cactus. Open daily year round, sunrise to sunset. Enjoy picnicking, various recreational activities, swimming, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking or biking, or walk along a nature trail. The park has a...

323-2440 • parks.ny.gov

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