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Port Jefferson: A Visitor's Guide

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Port Jefferson is a beautiful, historic town located on the North Shore of Long Island where the smell of salt in the air and the sound of the Long Island Ferry is never too far in the distance.  This waterfront town was settled in the 1600s as a rural town, but transitioned into a shipbuilding center in the 1800s. Many of the historic buildings and homes still standing in Port Jefferson belonged to prominent sailors and shipbuilders in the area.  Visitors to the town can still take in a slice of history at buildings like the Village Center. The Village Center was formerly a shipyard, where builders worked tirelessly to create and immediately launch ships into the Long Island Sound.

Today, Port Jefferson is widely known as a popular tourist spot in Suffolk County, as well as a transport hub thanks to the Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company , which takes hundreds of passengers to and from Connecticut each day. Port Jeff is busiest in the summer, but it also draws many tourists for unique events like the Charles Dickens Festival, which is held every December.

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What makes Port Jefferson so popular is not just its beautiful waterfront views, but also the accessibility of the shops, restaurants, and resources in the town.  You don’t have to walk far in the Village to find great places to go shopping, grab a bite to eat, or get a cup of coffee.  Port Jeff is also kid-friendly and pet-friendly, so you can feel free to bring all of the family to explore the town. Here are some local hot spots to discover in this great walk around town !

Traveling by the Long Island Ferry The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company is the quickest and easiest way to get to and from Connecticut.  When you drive or walk on to the ferry , you can cross the Long Island Sound in just over an hour. Fares depend on the mode of transportation you are using when boarding the ferry, as well as how many people are in your vehicle.

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The Maritime Explorium 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 Located right on the beautiful Long Island Sound, this hands-on children’s museum encourages kids of all ages to learn by playing, constructing, and experimenting .  Experienced teachers are on hand to guide children through a new science, engineering, or math explorations every week.

The Rinx at Harborfront Park 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 631-403-4357 During winter, kids and adults alike can rent skates or bring their own to ice skate right by the water.  The Rinx is now opening the rink as a roller skating rink for the spring and summer.

Clifton H. Lee Memorial Park Mark Drive, Port Jefferson, NY 11777  Also known as Rocket Ship Park, this park has lots of swings, climbing equipment, a basketball court, three tennis courts, and a large picnic area.

Harborfront Park 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 Port Jeff’s park right on the water is a great place to throw a Frisbee, play a game of catch, or just run around on the lush green grass.

Lainie’s Way 216A Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 Lainie’s Way offers unique toys, games, and construction sets for kids of all ages.  This gem of a toy store has the widest array of toys you’ll find anywhere on Long Island.

Long Island Helium   Port Jefferson, NY 11777 631-474-1865 Contact LI Helium for any helium balloon orders for your kids party or other special event. Each tank will be delivered and picked up from the event location, thus resolving any transportation issues. 

Dining Options This waterfront town has lots to offer as far as fresh seafood, as well as American and New American cuisine. You will be sure to find a restaurant to suit your budget, as there is a large variety of eateries ranging from upscale dining to casual pubs.  Here are a few restaurants to choose from in Port Jeff:

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5th Season Restaurant   34 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777  631-477-8500 Fresh local ingredients come together to make unique dishes and drinks in an elegant yet casual atmosphere.  Be sure to stop in for their great happy hour specials.

Tiger Lily Café   156 East Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 631-476-7080 Tiger Lily is a great stop for brunch or lunch, and has an extensive list of unique wraps, as well as vegetarian and vegan options.  Check out their tasty smoothie and juice bar!

Toast Coffeehouse 242 E Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 Toast is a relaxed coffeehouse and lunch spot by day, and a happening craft beer and live music venue by night.

For more great restaurants located in Port Jefferson, check out our Port Jefferson Restaurants Guide !

Art Galleries and Theaters If you’re a fan of the arts, Port Jeff is the place for you!  In the village, there are several art galleries within walking distance that have art on display for show and for sale.  You can also catch a local Broadway show at Port Jefferson’s famed Theatre Three – the best in small theater experiences!

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Theatre Three 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 A night on the town wouldn’t be complete without the theatre, so treat yourself and your date to a concert, play, comedy, or Broadway show.  The theatre also specializes in children’s shows earlier in the day.

Port Jefferson Village Center 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 The Village Center hosts a rotating art gallery on the second floor mezzanine, which include historic photos of the area, works from renowned artists, and even photos submitted by locals.

Imagine Gallery 415 East Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 This fine art gallery features works from local and international artists.

Artisan Direct Port Jefferson 415 East Main Street, Port Jefferson, New York 11777 Artisan Direct is home to the works of emergent artists from across the country and around the world. Admission is always free and it is open year-round.

Thomas Kinkade Gallery 128 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 This gallery is your place for official Thomas Kinkade limited edition artwork, which largely focuses on landscapes and Americana.

Nautical Activities There is plenty to do on the Long Island Sound, and one of the most popular activities in town is to go enjoy the water by fishing or swimming.  Grab a group of friends and family and spend a day on the Sound catching fish and enjoying great company!  Here are some local fishing and nautical groups for your next excursion.

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Port Diver Scuba Center 811 Route 25A (Hallock Avenue), Port Jefferson, NY 11777 631-331-9609 If you're interested in scuba diving, come to this service and sales center for all things scuba.  You can even join a class or schedule private lessons!

Island Water Sports 450A Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 631-331-7216 Do a bit of boat shopping or just check out the newest Malibu boats, or buy your own wakeboard and take a class on the open water!

Entertainment for Adults and Nightlife Port Jeff is always hopping – day and night!  Bars and pubs alike stay open until the wee hours of the morning.  Live music can often be found at bars or other venues in Port Jefferson, so get ready to eat, drink, and be merry at these local hot spots.

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Port Jeff Brewing Company   22 Mill Creek Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 877-4PJ-BREW Savor the taste of small-batch craft beers at Port Jeff's only brewery with local flavors such as Schooner Pale Ale and Port Jeff Porter.

Tommy’s Place 109 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 Tommy’s place has the classic late night sports bar experience with plenty of beer and wing specials.

Tara Inn 1519 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 Tara’s is known for having incredibly cheap food and incredible happy hour deals to keep its patrons ordering all night.

Schafer’s 111 West Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 Though Schafer’s is best known as a seafood restaurant, when the sun sets, it becomes a hot spot for dancing and live music.

The Arden 201 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 The Arden is a new restaurant and lounge with a late night bar and dance floor.

Junior’s Spycoast 140 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 Spycoast is a small late-night bar with booming music and sports games on the televisions.

Places to Stay If you’re looking to vacation in Port Jefferson or just stay for a weekend to get away from it all, there are plenty of places to stay. In addition to the main hotel in town, there are numerous bed and breakfasts in the surrounding area that are off of the main drag in more secluded and quiet neighborhoods.  Enjoy all of the nautical and historic buildings and scenery that Port Jeff has to offer!

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Danford’s Hotel and Marina 25 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777  This upscale hotel experience offers beautiful waterfront views in walking distance of all of the best restaurants and hot spots.

The Ransome Inn Bed and Breakfast 25 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 Quaint and historical is the theme at the Ransome Inn, which was built in 1868 and is tucked away from the bustle of the Village.

Golden Pineapple Bed and Breakfast   201 Liberty Ave, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 631-331-0706 The Golden Pineapple is a charming B&B on a quiet side street in Port Jeff overlooking beautifully manicured gardens. 

Getting to Port Jeff If you're looking to plan a day trip or an extended visit to Port Jefferson, you can reach the town by taking the Long Island Expressway to Exit 64 and traveling north on Route 112 to the end. You can also reach the town by taking Middle Country Road/Route 25 or Nesconset Highway/Route 347 and heading north on Route 112. The LIRR can also drop you off in town at the Port Jefferson LIRR Station, athough you would have to call a taxi if you were planning on going to the village, which is about 9 miles away.

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11 Warmhearted Things to Do in Port Jefferson NY: Recapturing The Past

This post – about the village of Port Jefferson NY on the North Shore of Long Island in Suffolk County – is a departure from my normal Getaway Maven’s destination guide. I wrote the lead in September 2001, just days after the 9-11 Terrorist Attacks. I’ve lifted sections from my essay and inserted them in the “What to Do” section with updated information. The parts from my original article are in italics.

LilCo Stacks, Port Jefferson NY

Twin red and white LILCO (Long Island Lighting Co.) smokestacks – standing like goalposts on the Western shoreline of Port Jefferson, NY – guide us into the harbor.  When I was a kid, as we sailed from Rye, NY across Long Island Sound, I believed that they were close enough to touch, or at least swim to easily on cloudless days. The clearer the day, the greater the illusion of immediate proximity.

Bridgeport Port Jefferson Ferry

Today, though, my two kids, my husband and I make the 75 minute, cross-Sound voyage from Bridgeport, CT on the P.T. Barnum – one of three ships in the fleet of the Bridgeport Port Jefferson Ferry service. The three-story floating structure is nearly empty. Only 15 cars take up space in what can accommodate 120. It’s September 15 th , 2001 and not many people are traveling.

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A Strange Stillness

We’re still in shock over the horrific events of  four days ago. There’s a strange stillness above, where normally planes flying into and out of JFK, LaGuardia and White Plains Airports would be criss-crossing the sky. And, rather than a welcoming sight, those LILCO stacks are oddly menacing – a reminder of the vulnerability of our power companies.

There are many reasons people travel – to discover, to escape, to attempt a new challenge. I’ve traveled for all these reasons. But today I need something else. I need to be reminded that there are constants in our lives – things that haven’t changed through even the most cataclysmic world events.

Port Jefferson Ferry from Danford's Hotel, Port Jeff NY

So I choose Port Jefferson NY because it has managed to commingle past and present effortlessly. I wish to witness buildings that have withstood wars and warnings and still stand proudly. And I want to do what we as rattled patriots have been advised to do – shop. It’s easy to do all of this in compact Port Jefferson NY.

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Things To Do in Port Jefferson NY

Walk Ons, Bridgeport Port Jefferson Ferry

FERRY: Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Ferry

Top Deck, Bridgeport Port Jefferson Ferry on Long Island Sound

By the end of the day, the sun is setting as our ferry pulls away from the dock, casting a golden glow on the streets and harbor. Those LILCO stacks, so ominous upon arrival, prove their worth as lights turn on ashore. Port Jefferson glitters jewel-like in the advancing darkness. Despite worldwide uncertainties, day turns into night. Life goes on.

Unloading Bridgeport Port Jefferson Ferry

Not much has changed. Three ships remain in the fleet. And it’s still more advantageous to park your car for free in Bridgeport (free shuttle as well) and walk on, to explore Port Jefferson on foot.

Service between Long Island and Connecticut multiple times a day. Check website for hours and prices.

Garden on East Main St. Port Jefferson NY

WALKING TOUR

Pick up a Village Walking Tour brochure at Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce. More like a New England fishing village than commercial outpost, the center of action in Port Jeff is its harborfront.

Port Jefferson NY Home

Some of the flavor of those bygone days still remains in the architecture of well-preserved saltbox and brick homes that line the main thoroughfares and residential lanes. We stop in at the Port Jeff Chamber of Commerce (118 West Broadway) steps from both marinas and the ferry. It’s located in the John Roe House – still intact, but moved several times from its original location.

The town’s Historic Walking Tour winds us through the centuries. These are the centuries that have seen the Revolutionary War, Civil War, two World Wars, and other struggles. Shipbuilders constructed their homes here as our newly formed Republic fought off the British. We pass many of these buildings on our walk – and I take comfort in the tangible evidence of our country’s continuity.

Mather House Museum exterior, Port Jefferson NY

TOUR: Mather House Museum Complex including the Spinney Clock Collection

John Mather was one of several premier shipbuilders in Port Jefferson. This home, up the hill from the harbor, is a well-preserved example of what a wealthy business owner would owned.

But that’s not the reason you should plan to spend at least an hour at the Mather House – home to the Historical Society of Greater Port Jefferson. Sure, there are ship models and paintings (by renowned nautical artist William Davis), Victoriana, and doodads dating from the time the home was built. But a tour here also includes plenty of relevant family stories, and a walk through several outer buildings with astounding artifacts.

Philanthropic Mather

Mather House Parlor, Port Jefferson NY

John Mather had three children who lived to adulthood. The most famous was John Titus Mather. Hyper-driven JT took over his father’s shipbuilding business and expanded it with creative ideas, industriousness, and potentially risky ventures, like the establishment of the Port Jefferson Bridgeport Steamboat Company (with investment money from PT Barnum).

JT never married and didn’t have any children. When making out his will, he decided against leaving his vast fortune to the ner’ do well son of his sister, Sara. Instead, Mather donated his millions to authorize and build a local charity hospital. That institution, the John T. Mather Hospital, still stands. Over 90 years after JT’s death in 1928.

Spinney Clock Collection

Spinney Clock Collection at Mather House Museum, Port Jefferson NY

Though the Mather House brings some people up off the waterfront, it’s what was built next door in 2002, or, rather, what is housed in that building, that impels an esoteric bunch from around the world to visit Port Jefferson: The Spinney Clock Collection .

In the 1960’s, electrical engineer, Ross Spinney, began to collect antique clocks from all over the globe. Most were in disrepair.

By the time he died in 1984, Spinney had amassed 910 of them, which, while alive, he displayed in his own home. (Local baby boomers have recollections of being invited into the Spinney home to see these clockworks).

Room of Clocks, Spinney Clock Collection, Mather House Museum, Port Jefferson NY

Before his death, Ross told his wife, Tex, to sell them off and travel around the world, which she did. Mostly.

The 200 left unsold are now on display in this wondrous place. Each clock from England, France, Sweden, Germany, and of course the USA, is a work of art.  The oldest dates to 1690, and one of the most magnificent is an original Tiffany from 1880’s.

Clock-Winders

Member of Spinney Antique Clock Guild winding clock, Port Jefferson NY

Every Wednesday, volunteers from the 25-member Spinney Antique Clock Guild  congregate here to repair, maintain, and set these unique timepieces.

Of all ages, and coming from all career backgrounds, these mechanically inclined folks tend to these precious artifacts. They unite here to repair the world, one clock at a time.

Outbuilding Living History Museum

Wood Samples, Mather House Museum, Port Jefferson NY

The barn behind the Mather House has been turned into a living history museum of sorts. There’s a tool shed with antique farm implements, including cool domestic and foreign wood sample boxes. The carriage house holds two 1875 carriages. There’s also a barber shop, Post Office, General Store, a cane chair repair shop, and remnants from Port Jefferson based Wilson Sail Loft (which made the sails for the first America’s Cup winner).

Depending on your interest, you could spend a good deal of time here. But even if you are not a “clock” or “antique” person, I urge you to come see the Spinney Collection. It’s that fascinating. Open Wed-Sun from Memorial Day to 1 st week in October, 12-4. Donations gratefully accepted.

Maritime Explorium, Port Jefferson NY

GO: The Maritime Explorium

Upbeat staff at the small but engaging Maritime Explorium are on a mission to “get kids to fall in love with science and engineering at a young age.” It is, according to all who enter, a mission accomplished.

Kids are at work, having fun while learning, in a space that includes a “Dory Sandbox” – a rowboat filled with 500 lbs of uncooked rice – plenty of interactive kiosks, and craft supplies galore. Ever changing hands-on investigations are based on “next-generation science standards,” and appeal to both adults and their charges. Check website for hours and days open.

Port Jefferson Village Center, Port Jeff NY

STOP IN: Port Jefferson Village Center at Harborfront Park

A rec center in summer, and ice skating rink in the winter, this large red renovated 1917 warehouse – the Port Jefferson Village Center –  also displays the work of local artists, in exhibits that change every few months, on the 2 nd floor.

Bayles Boat Shop at Harborfront Park, Port Jefferson NY

WATCH: Bayles Boat Shop

See volunteers working on wooden boats – harking back to Port Jefferson’s heritage as a shipbuilding center –  at the Bayles Boat Shop , located in Harborfront Park. Check website for dates and hours.

Harborfront Park, Port Jefferson NY

STROLL: Harborfront Park

This gift to Port Jefferson NY draws all ages with lovely landscaping, statues, picnic areas, a promenade, and fishing (sometimes swimming) pier.

Rogers Frigate, Port Jefferson NY

SHOP: Rodgers Frigate

Who knows why Rodgers Frigate , a block-long candy/ice-cream/gelato/fudge/dog cookie mega shop, that looks like something out of the mind of Willy Wonka, is named after a warship. But really, who cares once you’ve been tempted inside. There’s. Just. So. Much. Sugary stuff to choose from.

Earring Tabu, Port Jefferson NY

SHOP: Tabu Port Jeff

There’s more to Tabu Port Jeff than earrings. This cute women’s  gift and accessories shop is sure worth browsing.

Restaurants in Port Jefferson NY

Tiger Lily Cafe, Port Jefferson NY

EAT: Tiger Lily Cafe

Tiger Lily Cafe , an eclectic, hippy, head-shop-meets-sandwich-shop, has been a town favorite for over 20 years and going strong. You’ll find fresh-squeezed custom-blended veggie-fruit concoctions at the Juice Bar, and mouthwatering sandwiches, salads, baked goods and chocolate as well. Vegetarians will find their bliss here. Peace out.

Slurp Ramen, Port Jefferson NY

EAT: Slurp Ramen

If you love ramen noodle shops, Slurp is your place. Every soup, bun, and bowl is delicious – and service is ultra fast. I’m partial to the Japanese Fried Chicken Bowl ($8.95), which is nothing like KFC, and everything that is perfect about bite-size umami-flavored nuggets.

Steamroom Seafood, Port Jefferson NY

EAT: The Steam Room

Right across from the ferry, The Steam Room is where all in need of steamers, lobster rolls, and fried seafood eventually end up. It’s not haute cuisine by any measure, but hits the spot if you’re in the mood for a quick, reasonably priced tartar sauce enhanced meal or snack.

Port Jefferson Brewing Co. NY

DRINK: Port Jeff Brewing Company

The bar in Port Jeff Brewing Co .’s tasting room is a burnished boat, which adds to this harbor-side micro-brewery’s popularity. New brews come out often – with 11 generally on tap at a time. Check website for live music and other events.

Chandler’s Square Ice cream, Port Jefferson NY

ICE CREAM : Choose From These

You can pretty much get ice-cream everywhere in Port Jeff – it’s a ferry town that feels like a summer resort, after all. Most popular spots are Rogers Frigate (see in What to Do above), Ralph’s Italian Ices , YoGo for the “alt-ice-cream” fan, and heading the list, Chandler’s Square Ice cream , with dozens of flavors you order from a colorful outdoor counter.

EAT: Locals Also Love

“Romantic dining in an intimate setting” at Pasta Pasta.   Prohibition Port Jefferson for innovative pub food and locally sourced wine and beer, and Nantuckets  for Lobster Bloody Mary and other cool cocktails. Old Fields for steak. Ruvo for Italian. Ixchel for Mexican cuisine.

Where to Stay in Port Jefferson NY

Danford's Hotel and Marina, Port Jefferson NY

STAY: Danford’s Hotel and Marina

Danford’s Hotel and Marina is really the only game in town. A sprawling complex of buildings right on the harbor across from the ferry: at its back door a series of slips to accommodate boats up to 240 feet long. Rooms have just been updated, and per recent customers, are clean, modern, and quite upscale.

Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Malerie Yolen-Cohen is the Author of the cross-country travel guide, Stay On Route 6; Your Guide to All 3562 Miles of Transcontinental Route 6. She contributes frequently to Newsday, with credits in National Geographic Traveler, Ladies Home Journal, Yankee Magazine, Shape.com, Sierra Magazine, Porthole, Paddler, New England Boating, Huffington Post, and dozens of other publications. Malerie’s focus and specialty is Northeastern US, and she is constantly amazed by the caliber of restaurants and lodging in the unlikeliest places.

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In 1987 when my son and I moved to Port Jefferson, NY, I was taken aback with delight at how welcoming the people in town were, and many at my son’s High School just 1 block away. Since he was an athlete, a young man driven by his faith …and moral integrity…(that I had nothing to do with), sometimes he was penalized for them , and other times he was herald. When I came back to visit the area after returning from Volunteering overseas for 8 years in 10 countries, 1 saw a store owner who fondly remembered my son Cleveland. Like many mom’s, I was known as Cleveland’s mom too. I am wondering too if Phyllis Jonas is still around, but I couldn’t find any info.

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A top destination on the North Shore, Port Jefferson boasts plenty to do from taking in the historic sites, attending a village festival, or the many local parks that welcome kids and families. The village boasts seaside charm with a walkable downtown and a booming restaurant scene year-round including the Curry Club at Saghar with breathtaking views of the harbor.

It's A Family Affair

Saghar means ‘Home of the Sea’ and is an Indian fusion restaurant overlooking Port Jefferson harbor. Rich in cultural history and generations, the Wadha family bring together traditional where their enchanting atmosphere is filled with bright colors and modern Indian based art installments.

Thriving Arts Scene

Co-owner Indu Kaur loves visiting the Staller Center for the Arts located on-site nearby at Stony Brook University. Later on, stop by the Long Island Explorium, which offers hands-on, immersive exhibits and activities for kids.

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A Port Jefferson staple and right in the middle of it all is Danfords Hotel & Marina. This hotel has everything from their brand-new restaurant offering fresh seafood and contemporary cuisine to their HLB spa that offers an incredible wellness experience.

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Farmers Market

Sundays 9:00am to 1:00pm

Located in the parking lot next to Tommy’s Place on Main Street (Just North of the corner of Main St. and East Broadway on the East side of Main).

Purchase local produce, honey, bread & baked goods, seafood, international specialties, plants and flowers in our open air, waterfront market. Live music. 631-473-4724 and www.portjeff.com

Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks

Wednesday – 6:30 pm in Harborfront Park Rain location, first floor of the Village Center Sponsored by the Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council

Movies on the Harbor Savings Mr. Banks At Dusk

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The Sting Show (Police Tribute Band) Harborfront Park-8:00 pm

Songs by Lena PORT JEFFERSON PICNIC CONCERTS IN THE PARK – Showtime 6:30pm Location: Harborfront Park in Port Jefferson Village Sponsored by the Greater Port Jefferson Northern Brookhaven Arts Council www.gpjac.org

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100 Thompson St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777

The insect world is full of science, wonders, and fun. Does your child study that large spider web? Does he or she try to look inside an ant hill instead of stepping on it? Do spiders crawl on your child’s arm, but he or she doesn’t do anything but giggle? If your child is interested in insects, give the library a buzzzzzzzz

Come and join the buggy fun! Grades 3 – 5. Register by calling (631) 473-0022

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PJ Village/Rotary Biathlon

Swim (500 yards) / Run (5 K)! Event sponsored by the PJ Village Recreation Department and the Rotary Club of Port Jefferson. Fees and registration forms available at the PJRecreation Office (631) 473-4778 www.portjeff.com

Eastbound Freight Bluegrass

Bon Journey – (Bon Jovi & Journey Tribute Band)

PORT JEFFERSON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Showtime 8:00pm Locations vary see www.portjeff.com Sponsored by the PJ Recreation Department

Ray Lambiase Band

Pure Prairie League – Featured Concert (on ferry dock)

PORT JEFFERSON SUMMER CHILDREN’S SHOWS-Showtime 6:30 pm Location: Kip Lee Park Barn behind Village Hall-121 W. Broadway-Port Jefferson Sponsored by the PJ Recreation Department www.portjeff.com

Village Cup Regatta

Over 26 sail boats race in Port Jeff Harbor and LI Sound to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer pitting Port Jefferson against Mather Hospital. Come watch out on spectator boats and join a post party at the Village Center at Harborfront Park 1:00 – 7:00 pm. Phone: 631-473-4724 and www.portjeff.com

26th, 27th, & 28th

Port Jefferson American Music Festival

Rock, Jazz, Dixieland, Blues, Folk, Country, & Funk! Over 35 performers on 4 stages. Emerging artists as well as top name performers. Friday night kick-off starts at 7PM, goes till 11PM. Saturday from 12 NOON till 6P, then a huge concert on the PJ ferry dock, followed by a late-night Blues & Brews cruise AT 11P on the Port Jeff Ferry. Sunday, 12 NOON till 6P. Children’s activities, Antique Car Show, and lots of great music!! Phone:  631-331-0808 or www.portjeff.com Free admission.

Port Jefferson Dragon Boat Race Festival

Time: 9-9:00 pm Location: Harborfront Park, Centennial Park, east shoreline of the inner harbor-Port Jefferson Harbor.

The event will consist of 4 dragon boats with 12-15 teams competing in a 200 meter race course, 1/10 of a mile.  Each team is made-up of 19 ‘paddlers’, one steersman and 1 drummer.  Heats will run all day with a culmination  of an awards ceremony late afternoon.  ‘High Five’Dragon Boat Co. will be providing all the ‘dragon boats’ and orgainzing all the water portion of the festival!All race teams will have their own ‘encampment’ all along the Harorfront Park as they are queuing up for their races!

The festival will have Asian performing arts to potentially include: Kung Fu, a Lion Dance, a Taiko Drum performance, a Kendo performance using wooden Japanese swords, Chinese children’s dance, Korean Children’s dance or fan dance, performance by a Chinese flute soloist, a performance of Chinese Yoyo aka “Diablo” and strong consideration is being consider for a Taiwanese American Rock and Roll Band.There will be some Asian retail vendors and Asian food vendors.Call 631-473-1414 or email: [email protected] for more details.

A Taste of Port Jefferson

A sampling of the finest restaurants, local wines and bakeries. 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Port Jefferson Village Center, 101 A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY. Note: you must be 21 or over to attend this event. (631) 473-1414 Fee: $35 per person and $40 at the door. w ww.portjeff.com

18th & 19th

Port Jeff for Pets! 4th Annual Art Walk and Pet Adoption Awareness Weekend

Dozens of National and Local Animal Rescue Groups serving Long Island will be on hand to show you their adoptable animals. “Art Walk” with Long Island Artists and Artisans displaying their work throughout the Village.  Phone:  631-473-4724 and www.portjeff.com   FREE 12pm to 5pm

Port Jefferson Historical Auction

Old fashioned, antique auction held outside on the grounds of the Historical Society Mather House Museum,115 Prospect Street, Port Jefferson Village. Hundreds of items including antique furniture, collectables, jewelry, dishware, postcards, paintings and more at bargain prices! Treasure for everyone new and old. 631-473-2665 and [email protected] Fee:minimal bidders fee ($2.00) Pre-viewing at 9:00am, auciton starts at 10:00 am.

5th Annual PJ Village ‘Spooktacular’ Harvest Festival

Haunted building walking tour and music performances! Join a marshmallow roast, Noon o dusk. Phone:  631-

Pet photos at Fetch, Farmer’s market 9-1, animal rescue groups, haunted walking tours 12-3, face painting 12-3, scare crow displays (Sponsoredby the Chamber) all on E. Main Street, antique farm equipment, Wodcarving demo, chowder crawl 12-4, marshmallow roasting, fire roasted corn, pumpkin decorating 12-2, kid crafts 3-5, & Classic cars. Very popular ‘Customed Dog Parade’ at 2:00 pm on East Main Street. 631-473-4724 www.portjeff.com Free

7th Annual Go Green Event

Port Jefferson has gone Green! Come to the Village Center for an afternoon filled with vendors and workshops. Exhibitors demonstrate ways to go green and help save the planet at this annual symposium. Emphasis will be on rethinking how we use our land, yards, gardens, public green space, in cultivating indigenous plants and flowers, all of which need little or no care, and help to bring back birds and butterflies and honey bees’

Noon-4:00 631-473-4724 and www.portjeff.com Free

The Rinx at Harborfront Park

Skating on the Harbor 101-A East Broadway Port Jefferson 631-403-4357

Public Skating times, skate rentals available, parties welcomed.

19th Charles Dickens Festival

The19th annual PJ Village celebration of the author of A Christmas Carol, featuring costumed characters, decorated streets and shops, Victorian entertainment and food, the festival offers many free or low-cost attractions. Performances, old-fashioned marketplace on East Main Street, carriage and trolley rides, lantern-lit house tour of historic homes and Grand Final Parade, all sponsored by Port Jefferson Village and the Greater Port Jefferson Northern Brookhaven Arts Council. 631-473-4724 and www.portjeff.com   Some Minimal Fees

19th Anual Victorian Lanternlight House Tour

Walking House Tour, historic and classic homes. Tickets $25-purchased at the PJ Chamber of Commerce Office-118 West Broadway 4:30-8:30 pm More inf0:631-473-1414

ONGOING 2013 EVENTS

Bayles Boat Shop at Harborfront Park Wednesdays and Saturdays 9 AM – 12 Noon All are welcome to visit For more information call: 631-474-4725 Or Visit: www.lisec.org

Port Jefferson Village Center at Harborfront Park Various changing exhibits of artwork & photography on 2nd Floor Open Mon-Sun 9am-10pm For more information please call: 631-802-2160 www.portjeff.com

Maritime Explorium at Port Jeff Harbor-Museum Chandlery Building 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 Open Saturdays and Sundays: 1-4 PM Interactive exhibits, programs, and activities rich in the maritime history of Long Island For more information call: 631-331-3277 www.maritimeexplorium.org

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Weekdays: Monday – Friday 11am -4pm Weekends: 10am – 4pm

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5 great hikes around Port Jefferson, Long Island

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If you get a hankering to take a hike, we’ve got the best places in and around Port Jeff.

Don’t forget to bring your four-legged friend as many of these trails are dog-friendly. Just beware of ticks!

It’s not just for hikers, many trails are shared by runners and bikers. As an added bonus, if you or your kids are into letterboxing we provided links to some maps in each trail if available. Safe hiking!

Below are five #GreatHikes we came up with.

Setauket-Port Jefferson Station Greenway Trail

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A three-mile trail paved trail (one way) that offers a tranquil hike, run, or bike ride with a few challenging hills.

Take the pooch along but don’t forget the leash. The paved pathway is great for dog walks and provides a good hike that avoids areas where you’re likely to pick up ticks.

You have to cross a few roads to get to the end but they are safely marked with traffic signals to warn drivers of approaching pedestrians.

Access from the DOT parking lot off of Route 112, across from Hallock Road and next to the 7-Eleven.

Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai

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A beautiful one-plus mile trail through nature preserve at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai.

The trail allows for a tranquil stroll through mother nature. It opens up on the west end to the beach. Great views. Runners can use this as an extension of a beach run. Watch for ticks.

Avalon Park in Stony Brook

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This beautiful and well-maintained eight-acre site offers a perfect place for serene hikes and bike rides.

There is a boardwalk to begin your trek next to an expansive pond, stones steps that wind past sculptures and smaller ponds (sometimes filled with ducks).

Then step off to well-worn trails through the woods and passed flower fields. Dogs welcome as long as they’re leashed.

Also, take your camera. There are plenty of photo ops. Find the Avalon Park letterboxing map here .

Rocky Point Pine Barrens Preserve

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With over 12 miles of trails , you are sure to get lost on this trail in Rocky Point.

According to PineBarren.org, there are Red and Blue trails that provide a 10.2-mile loop.

Gain access along the Route 25A bypass heading east at one of the three areas. There are 6,000 acres of pine barrens and open land in the preserve.

The trails are also popular with mountain bikers.

According to the New York State DEC , this site was once operated by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) as a global communications center.

With the advent of satellite communications, the center became obsolete. Be prepared and watch out for ticks.

Click here for the RCA Radio Central letterboxing map.

Laurel Ridge Setauket Woods Nature Preserve

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Well-known by mountain bikers, this is a 15-mile twisting trail .

Maps show five different loops with names like BJs Way , West Side Loop , and Wild Laurel . The Black Loop is the most challenging. The Blue Loop covers the most ground.

Great for hikes, trail running and mountain biking.

The trail is maintained through a combined effort of the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, and C.L.I.M.B. (Concerned Long Island Mountain Bicyclists).

Dogs are allowed on leash.

Commentators have said that the east trail is a good beginner-to-moderate bike trail and the west trail is for experts.

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JCHS offers a variety of immersive ways to walk or wheel your way through local history year-round. From summer seasonal downtown walking tours to historic history hikes, JCHS has touring options for all ages and abilities. Learn more about our variety of guided and self-guided tours below.

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SAT 5/25: Blyn Olympic Discovery Trail

For thousands of years, the ancestors of the S’Klallam people managed the bountiful resources of Sequim Bay. Join us on the Olympic Discovery Trail in Blyn to explore the rich history of this area on a 2.5-mile-roundtrip walk around the head of Sequim Bay.

SAT 6/15: Marlyn Nelson County Park + PORT WILLIAMS

Enjoy a historical beach walk at Port Williams/Marlyn Nelson County Park, where a public park holds layers of vibrant history. This 2.5-mile journey will reveal the past of a once-thriving town, complete with a post office, hotel, and wharf – the bustling hub of commerce for east Clallam County. As we stroll, we’ll unfold the area’s many transformations and explore its rich narrative.

Sun 9/15: Dungeness River Levee Trail

Immerse yourself in ecological history on Sunday, September 15th with a guided tour along the Dungeness River Levee Trail. Discover the successful Lower Dungeness Floodplain Restoration project, led by Clallam County and supported by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, and learn about the rich natural history of the region.

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Vanishing Murals of Port Townsend

Saturdays in July + August @ 11AM

Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, advertising murals were ubiquitous throughout the country. Large, vibrant signs were painted on structures throughout the country, many of them advertising everything from cars to shaving cream to beer. Port Townsend was no different, and these colorful murals contributed to the distinctive character of this bustling community. This tour will introduce you to some of the faded ghost murals hiding in plain sight throughout our downtown district.

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Legends and Lore of Port Townsend

Saturdays in July + August @ 2PM

Located on the ancestral lands of the S’Klallam peoples, Port Townsend rose to prominence in the late 19th century as one of the busiest seaports on the West Coast—teeming with sailors and immigrants and dotted with mercantiles, saloons, factories, hotels, and brothels. Drawing from some of the more infamous, mysterious, and salacious stories in Port Townsend’s history, this tour through the picturesque downtown district will offer participants a glimpse into how documents, photos, physical evidence, and stories passed down all play into how we discern fact from fiction.

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Distance/terrain 0.7 mile, mostly flat

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Looking for a new route for your daily walks? Are you visiting and curious about the architecture, landscape, or cultural history of Port Townsend? Check out these self-guided tour options! We carry print booklets for these self-guided tours in our Museum Shop at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History and digital resources can be purchased or accessed below.

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Exploring the Historic Streets of Port Jefferson: A Two-Hour Walking Tour

This two-hour walking tour of Port Jefferson, New York, United States, will take you through the charming streets of this historic village. Start your tour at the Port Jefferson Village Center (Address: 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777; Latitude/Longitude: 40.948862, -73.058982). Here, you can explore the unique shops and restaurants that line the streets. Stop in at the Port Jefferson Village Center for a bite to eat, or browse the unique boutiques and galleries. Continue your tour by heading to the Port Jefferson Free Library (Address: 100 Thompson Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777; Latitude/Longitude: 40.948862, -73.058982). This historic library is a great place to explore the history of the village and find out more about the local culture. Next, make your way to the Port Jefferson Harbor (Address: Harbor Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777; Latitude/Longitude: 40.948862, -73.058982). Here, you can take in the stunning views of the harbor and watch the boats come and go. Continue your tour by heading to the Port Jefferson Village Green (Address: 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777; Latitude/Longitude: 40.948862, -73.058982). This picturesque park is a great place to take a break and relax. Next, make your way to the Port Jefferson Village Hall (Address: 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777; Latitude/Longitude: 40.948862, -73.058982). This historic building is a great place to learn more about the history of the village. Continue your tour by heading to the Port Jefferson Village Marina (Address: 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777; Latitude/Longitude: 40.948862, -73.058982). Here, you can take in the stunning views of the harbor and watch the boats come and go. Next, make your way to the Port Jefferson Village Shopping Center (Address: 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777; Latitude/Longitude: 40.948862, -73.058982). Here, you can explore the unique shops and restaurants that line the streets. Stop in at the Port Jefferson Village Shopping Center for a bite to eat, or browse the unique boutiques and galleries. Continue your tour by heading to the Port Jefferson Village Beach (Address: 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777; Latitude/Longitude: 40.948862, -73.058982). Here, you can take a stroll along the beach and take in the stunning views of the harbor. Finally, make your way to the Port Jefferson Village Park (Address: 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777; Latitude/Longitude: 40.948862, -73.058982). This picturesque park is a great place to take a break and relax. Along the way, make sure to stop in at some of the local eateries and shops. Some of the best places to eat in Port Jefferson include the Port Jefferson Brewing Company (Address: 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777; Latitude/Longitude: 40.948862, -73.058982), the Port Jefferson Village Bistro (Address: 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777; Latitude/Longitude: 40.948862, -73.058982), and the Port Jefferson Village Café (Address: 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777; Latitude/Longitude: 40.948862, -73.058982). For shopping, make sure to check out the Port Jefferson Village Market (Address: 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777; Latitude/Longitude: 40.948862, -73.058982), the Port Jefferson Village Boutique (Address: 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777; Latitude/Longitude: 40.948862, -73.058982), and the Port Jefferson Village Gallery (Address: 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777; Latitude/Longitude: 40.948862, -73.058982).

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We decided to photograph the homes featured in the put out by the

The tour starts at the on Prospect Street and goes up to High Street, along Thompson and around to East Broadway, past Main Street and ending at the on West Broadway.

It's a pleasant walk when the weather is good but expect to climb some hills. (It gets easier at the end as the walking all starts to go down hill.)

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So bring water, a cup of coffee and a snack and enjoy a bit of Port Jefferson history.

The order of the photos in the gallery are in the same order as the Walking Tour Guide provided by the Historical Sociey. The information in the photo credits is from the Historical Society guide. You can pick up copies of the guide at the Port Jefferson Library or from the historical society.

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The Canal du Midi, entirely hand-dug and hailed as an engineering marvel on completion in 1681, offers a refreshing alternate take on French travel: a bikeable path through the towns and landscapes of the country’s south. Traversing Occitanie, the canal gives cyclists of all skill levels access to parts of France that are rich in history, yet sometimes passed over by visitors with (only) Paris on their mind.

When I discovered that the canal was manageable for nonserious cyclists like me, I was hooked. Stretching from the city of Toulouse to the Mediterranean port town of Sète, the 150-mile waterway offers mostly flat cruising for the thousands of riders who take to its towpaths every year.

For nearly a week in July, I cycled upstream from Sète as far as Toulouse. I rented an electric bike and other gear from Paulette , a rental company that focuses on canal tourists . The rental totaled about $400. I also took advantage of the group’s super-convenient send-ahead luggage service. That lightened my load to take on the canal, its large and small towns, and its historical undercurrents. I wanted to see its famous écluses , or oval-shaped locks, and the idyllic country scenes on the way. I didn’t really plan ahead — as a novice, I didn’t know how far my legs could take me. Given my fluid schedule, I opted to find accommodation via the canal’s abundant tourist offices after arriving wherever I chose to stay the night.

Up a canal with a rented bike

The road from Sète starts at the sea. The former fishing town, where I picked up my bike as well as side bags for the essentials I wasn’t sending onward, ranks as a low-key favorite among French and foreign visitors. I pedaled southwest out of town on a Saturday morning, the shimmering Mediterranean to my left.

Starting at one end of the original canal helped me appreciate the ambition of the waterway’s visionary builder. Pierre-Paul Riquet, born in nearby Béziers in the early 1600s, conceived of the Canal du Midi as just one section of a Canal des Deux Mers — a “two-sea canal” — connecting the Mediterranean with the Atlantic, and stretching from Sète as far as Bordeaux.

Joining the two coasts would open up a lucrative alternate trade route to sailing around Spain and Portugal, and would develop French inland commerce in the process — mostly for the region’s salt, wheat and wine. But how to build a body of water from scratch? Riquet’s “canal of communication,” as he called the full project, would draw waters flowing south from the Montagne Noire, on France’s central uplands, and north from the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains that border Spain.

After years of planning, and an early, self-funded demonstration project, Riquet persuaded King Louis XIV to back the Canal des Deux Mers, with the Canal du Midi ending in Toulouse and the Canal de Garonne running from there to the northwest. It would become the largest construction zone in 17th-century France, after Versailles .

My first day on the canal, after clocking 28 miles and an embarrassing handful of wrong turns, I stopped for the night in Villeneuve-lès-Béziers, amid the start of Europe’s “ Cerberus ” heat wave. The town, heavy on Spanish influence, was holding a bull festival, with an event running the animals down the main thoroughfare. The stop showed me cultural elements from across France’s nearby border — an exchange the Canal du Midi has accelerated over three and a half centuries.

On Thomas Jefferson’s trail

Picking up the canal the next morning, I rode through 24 miles of vineyards, sunshine and more heat. If I was freewheeling in a literal sense, I was also mindful not to push too far, too hard, without firm plans for accommodation, given the sacrosanct weekend hours of a French summer Sunday.

At lunchtime I stopped in Le Somail, a hamlet that once served as a stop for canal travelers. Over a stone bridge made bright with flower boxes, I noticed a plaque in honor of Thomas Jefferson. The founding father traveled the canal as part of a three-month trip through France and Italy, stopping in Le Somail in May of 1787. In his notes from the journey, the 44-year-old Jefferson expressed a preference for solo travel. “One travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more,” he wrote. I was hoping for my own modest dose of Jefferson’s reflections.

The tourist office at Le Somail, with a surprisingly well-done adjacent exhibit on the canal, recommended the bed-and-breakfast Le Neptune , a few hundred yards away. Run by Dirk and Inge Demeulenaere — a retired Belgian couple who spoke Flemish to each other between conversations with guests — Le Neptune provided tasteful, 19th-century digs with funky modern accents, like Beatles posters and a bead screen with a likeness of Salvador Dalí. The couple served me breakfast on their verdant outdoor patio, then saw me off personally. I was glad to have stopped in Le Somail, as much for Jeffersonian surprises as for the unexpectedly sweet hospitality I received.

Castles and Cathars

The 34-mile ride from Le Somail to the next large city, Carcassonne, brought the trip’s most challenging terrain: hills, rough gravel and long stretches made narrow by weeds and overgrowth. In places the canal doubled back on itself, winding hairpins through fields and throwing off stop-and-gawk views from the waterway’s raised embankments. Despite the hard slog, the arrival in Carcassonne, and the medieval castle from which the town has enjoyed centuries of fame, made the difficulty worthwhile. The castle’s towers proved as dizzying as the day’s 99-degree high.

A settlement predating France’s Roman era, Carcassonne expanded during the 12th and 13th centuries via massive fortification projects, a response to wars between the kingdom of France and outsiders like the Albigensians and the Aragonese. The walled medieval city, whose old town is still inhabited, benefited from major conservation efforts in the 19th century. The result obliges every castle cliché, with teeth-like crenelated ramparts and towers with roofs shaped like witches’ hats. Costumed tour guides enhance the effect.

The development of Carcassonne’s castle also stems from the city’s role as a flashpoint in the religious history of southern France, notably through the Cathar religious movement, considered outside the bounds of traditional Catholicism. The 13th century brought to a head tensions between Cathars and local Catholic populations, resulting in sieges and executions across the region. Carcassonne and its castle counted among Cathar strongholds before French kings gradually absorbed the region into their sphere of control. I left Carcassonne with a fresh understanding of French history and places well outside the country’s more-touristed zones.

A quest for cassoulet

The next day required a shorter, 25-mile ride to the town of Castelnaudary. I had motivation to get there quickly: “Castel,” as locals call it, is home to cassoulet, France’s peerless pot of pork, duck, sausage and steaming white kidney beans. Between a lock keeper outside town, and the attendants at Castel’s tourist office, a restaurant called Chez David came recommended twice in an hour. I knew where I was headed for lunch.

The restaurant’s head chef, David Campigotto, could be dubbed the Guy Fieri of cassoulet: with a rock ’n’ roll aesthetic of piercings, tattoos and a goatee, his style is as bold as his gastronomy. I arrived at the restaurant as raucous blues music was playing from speakers overhead. Photos of guitars hung on the walls. Each table’s water jug was a repurposed bottle from Kentucky’s Bulleit bourbon distillery.

When my cassoulet came, the waiter ran down a well-polished summary of the dish’s process and ingredients. Even before the cooking begins, he said, the kidney beans soak in bouillon overnight. The pot then matures in the oven for six hours — “at least,” Mr. Campigotto told me, in a conversation after my meal. The meats and beans stew in their own juices and bring the dish to a coherent, and transporting, unity of flavors. The chef and some of his staff travel to Chicago most years for events with the prominent local chef and restaurateur Paul Kahan . Mr. Campigotto said he loves the city, where he plays the part of gastro-diplomat to scores of Chicagoans. He travels with his own kidney beans.

Toward the “Pink City”

Leaving Castelnaudary, the bike felt heavier. (Or was it just the cassoulet?) I rolled through sunflower fields and cooler weather on my final day, combined with a quick train ride — regional lines accommodate bikes and weary cyclists — for the final 39 miles to Toulouse. Along the way lay a geographic wonder: the Threshold of Naurouze , the dividing point between the Atlantic and Mediterranean watersheds. There, about 600 feet above sea level, the Canal du Midi’s water flow changes directions. A feeder stream from the Montagne Noire keeps the water even on either side. The last lock before Naurouze is the écluse de la Méditerranée; the first after it, the écluse de l’Océan, meaning the Atlantic. In this way the Canal du Midi captures a sense of France’s geography, and its breadth, between two seas.

Called the “Pink City” for its red stone and brick buildings, Toulouse, France’s fourth-largest city, often goes overlooked, perhaps given its distance from Paris. For cyclists from the canal or elsewhere, Toulouse is an eminently bikeable town: dedicated lanes for vélos run everywhere, with myriad signs and arrows to help. Paulette’s Toulouse office accepted my bike earlier than scheduled, with no fee or questions asked.

Now bike-free, I took in Toulouse for its sunny — and indeed, pink — splendor. The narrow rue Saint-Rome greeted pedestrians with brick facades and pastel-painted shutters. The Place du Capitole hosted restaurants and grand cafes, and had a street market on the day I visited. The Capitole building itself, with its red stone and white columns, houses the mayor’s office as well as the Toulouse opera.

Walking the city that evening, I saw in a state of happy fatigue the brilliant Capitole and other buildings. Toulouse, and the points of interest since my start in Sète, made cycling the Canal du Midi worth every pedaled mile.

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