Long Island is home to over 3 million people squeezed into it ‘s 2 eastern most counties; Nassau and Suffolk. Though it is the largest and well longest island in the United States, space here is the ultimate commodity. When out riding around here I try to seek out those quiet or empty spaces that remind me of what it was like to live on the western side of the Hudson River.
On Monday I played hookey from work and took a ride around eastern Suffolk County for a few hours. My travels took me past Forge Pond which is now called Peconic Lake. It is the widest point of the Island’s kayak friendly Peconic River. With no one else around, it was a great place to stop and enjoy the sunny autumn weather. The last remaining leaves will soon be gone signaling the approaching winter. You’d better get out there and enjoy it!