Town Guide #34: Peconic, NY

Located just west of Southold, Peconic is home to numerous wineries and touches both the Long Island Sound and Little Peconic Bay, fostering a relaxing environment sought out by visitors. The town, with just 813 residents as of 2021 and 3.5 square miles, takes its name from the Native American name meaning nut trees. Let’s jump in and learn what Peconic has to offer!

Cover Photo from Trip Advisor

Where to Eat

If you’re a beer lover, you’ll have to try out Greenport Harbor Brewing and Restaurant. Nestled right on Main Road, the restaurant’s menu changes frequently but typically serves American favorites like burgers and chicken sandwiches, all meals that pair well with their brews. Greenport Harbor Brewing and Restaurant is open every day starting at noon and has a long list of beers on tap, so be sure to swing by.

What to do Outside

Because the town of Peconic is home to numerous vineyards, we suggest you check out at least one! Pindar Vineyards is open daily from 11am-6pm and sits right on Main Road. With more than 500 acres between their Peconic location and their Port Jefferson location, Pindar Vineyards is the largest winery on Long Island and makes nearly 25 different wines.

What to do Inside

Because Peconic is just 3.5 square miles, we’ll sent you to the neighboring town of Southold for an indoor activity. We suggest the Southold Indian Museum, which offers a wealth of knowledge about the Indigenous People of the area. The museum’s motto is to share the “story of Long Island’s first people” and is the Long Island Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association, making it home to a vast collection of Algonquian material culture and other artifacts.

Where to Stay

Try out The Harvest Inn! This boutique hotel sits right in the heart of Long Island’s wine country, for easy access to afternoons and evenings full of sipping. A classic bed and breakfast, this inn prepares a three-course breakfast, is well stocked with plush robes, and features a wrap-around porch for guests to lounge on.

Photo from The Harvest Inn