Island's Historic Seaport
Jefferson is a historic ship-building village nestled at
the far end of the harbor, past the big homes that dot the
high-banked eastern bluff looking down over an orderly yet
varied fleet lying at their moorings. Our Village is a visitor's
dream, and one of the most picturesque of waterside villages
to be found on Long Island. Port Jefferson is located 56
miles east of New York City in the northern part of central
Suffolk County easily accessible by road, railroad and water.
a beautiful day for a stroll through Port Jeff.
to do in Port Jeff?
Port Jeff is a small town, very popular for the day time
tourists. There's obviously a nice dock area, a lot of people
like to stroll around. There is a ferry to Bridgeport, CT.
and a nice little cruise ferry ("The Martha Jefferson"...call
them for times). There are a ton of little shops: ice cream
shops, candy stores, candle shops, gift shops, pizza places,
italian ice places, t-shirt shops. Lots of small very good
restaurants: you can even eat right on the dock at Danfords
(very popular for their seafood). There are live plays at
Theatre Three (you can get their # from the portjeffweb.com)
to see what's playing.
about the jist of it. Its not so much what to do, but just
spending some time there and see what its all about. The
town is usually full of people just strolling around. So
many love visiting it, on any beautiful day, just walk down
the docks, sit on a bench, eat some ice cream, go to a nice
restaurant. Oh, and there's several decent bars too whether
you are part of the older or the younger "crowd".
For young adults, there are a couple of clubs. For the young
kids, there's a small playground/park "Rocket Ship
park", public basketball courts, and tennis courts.
And for a day of strolling there are plenty of small cafes.
a small, however lovely, town, everything is in walking
distance, if you do come: Enjoy!