Photos: Shady Lanes, Windmills and Shoreline of Shelter Island

Not long ago, I realized that I had a handful of pictures of Long Island’s windmills. Following that post, on a lazy Sunday I decided to head over to Shelter Island to see if I could spot the Shelter Island Windmill. Built in 1810 by Nathaniel Dominy Jr., the mill was moved to Shelter Island on board a barge and placed on the Sylvester estate. Sylvester’s smock mill is on the National Register of Historic Places.

I find something very relaxing about being on Shelter Island. It is a small, quiet place and very peaceful. There are often so few people on the roadways that you have the opportunity to ride lazily along looking at things without worrying that you’re creating a parade behind you. There are several small parks, beaches and of course the Mashomack Preserve to enjoy.

Shelter Island  Nostrand Parkway Windmill House  Nostrand Parkway Shelter Island Shelter Island Windmill Long Island New York
Ice Pond Park Brick Stack Shelter Island Shelter Island Coecles Harbor Shelter Island Police Station
Shelter Island Giant Anchor The Dory Restaurant Shelter Island Slow! Duck Crossing Shelter Island Pond

Where Can I Find More Information?

In my travels I have found a few sights on Long Island that I would love to know more about. Lately it seems that I have reached dead ends when trying to get more information from the web. I have gone so far as emailing local libraries, towns, companies and chambers of commerce who never seem to reply to my email requests for more information.

There are 2 things spotted while on this Shelter Island excursion that I don’t know anything about but would like to: The house with the windmill on top and the brick smokestack-like structure on the north end of the Ice Pond. Any leads or tips would be greatly appreciated!

Shelter Island Suzuki DRZ 400


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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2 Responses

  1. wendyvee says:

    What a lonely little smokestack … I’m curious too!

    Love the widow’s walk windmill. How wonderfully weird!

  1. June 5, 2010

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