In the blink of an eye, summer will sadly soon be over in the Hamptons, but there is still time to get in some last minute fun before the warm days of summer turn into the brisk days of fall. To help you make the most of the remaining days of summer, we've put together a list of 5 must-do things before Labor Day arrives.
Drink Hamptons Summer Ale
Before you leave the Hamptons for the season, you must taste the season's best summer ale's available across the North Fork. Start by trying the 2-year-old Montauk Brewing Company's Montauk Summer Ale, which is a "light caramel malt blend" and then head over to the 8-year-old Southampton Publick House to get a taste of the Summer Blonde, which is a beer that features hints of fruits and spice. Check out more local beer options here.
Party at the Boardy Barn
If you have never been to the Boardy Barn in Hampton Bays, you really can't say you've experienced all the Hamptons has to offer. The Boardy Barn, for many, is an annual summer rite of passage. The barn is open only on Sunday afternoons, starting at 2:00 p.m. and there are a few rules to follow when visiting this Hampton's spot. Check out our full breakdown on the rules here.
Hunt for Beach Glass
Part of spending time in the Hamptons in the summer, is enjoying the beautiful beaches, but aside from a sunburn and some sand, why not take home a treasure that you can save as a keepsake for all time, such as beach glass, which can be found at many secret locations in the Hamptons. Check out our list of secret beach glass locations here.
We are sure that while in the Hampton's this summer, you've spotted more than a few paddleboarders out on the water and wondered if you could do it. We know you can, especially if you take a lesson from a local paddleboard guru. So, don't let the summer end without trying this popular Hamptons sport. Find a local paddleboard rental company here.
Taste the Hamptons
You absolutely can't end your Hampton's summer without eating locally landed seafood and freshly picked veggies. There are more than a few local spots to pick up fresh lobster and scallops to serve up along with garden delights that you can buy at a Hamptons farmer's market.