Nassau County's South Shore waterfront village of Freeport attracts hordes of party-goers of every age group and demographic during Long Island's pleasant summers. The crowds can mostly be found on Woodcleft Avenue, a street that runs alongside Woodcleft Canal and otherwise known as the Nautical Mile.Make Freeport's Nautical Mile a part of your Freeport vacation plans using our Freeport online vacation planner.
Live music, great food, and packed bars can be found all summer long on the canal's edge, a picturesque walk past boats on a lovely brick esplanade littered with planters, park benches, museum displays, a fountain, and a lovely gazebo over the water at the end of the Mile. In other words, previously run-down, flooded out Freeport has been successfully revitalized in this fun little pocket.
One of Long Island's oldest maritime communities, this village hasn't overcapitalized on its popularity, giving it a local vibe without sacrificing excitement or novelty. Peaceful by day and jamming by night, it's a hidden gem in a diversified neighborhood.
Freeport's charter and commercial fishing fleet call the Nautical Mile home, as do a number of seafood restaurants, casino boats, fish markets, boutique shops, and a new Sea Breeze waterfront park.
-Su-Jit Lin, Long Island Landmarks & Historic Districts Examiner
Freeport's Nautical Mile reviews
The Nautical Mile has many restaurants and shops to look at while you stroll down the avenue. Most of the places are closed but on a sunny day it is still nice just to walk around. more »
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