If you've ever taken a boat ride in Port Jefferson Harbor then you know that it's one of the best desitnations around from the water. Now, the rest of the world knows it too.
This summer, Yachting Magazine named Port Jefferson one of the top 50 yachting towns in the United States for 2012.
"This municipality, which sits on Long Island Sound and just about equal distances from both New York and the Hamptons, offers boaters a fantastic downtown area with shops and restaurants within walking distance of the ," the magazine reported. "You can also take in the town’s movies on the harbor at dusk, participate in its annual fundraising regatta or stop by the to catch up on this area’s maritime heritage."
The list is in alphabetical order so the towns are not ranked first to last.
Efforts by the village to highlight the area as a place for boaters of every stripe got a boost this summer during the first-ever in Port Jefferson. The and the both made visits to the village this year as well. Considering its rich history in ship building extending back to colonial times, it's no wonder Port Jefferson continues to be a top spot for boaters.
Other Long Island towns on the list include Greenport, Montauk, Sag Harbor, Oyster Bay and Port Washington.