There's a lot going on on the North Shore of the island, in Stony Brook to be exact. If you take Stony Brook Road all the way up to North Country Road, you'll soon find yourself at the Stony Brook Village Center. There you will find many restaurants and shops, including some of the best ice cream around! This is home to Lake Side Emotions, Crazy Beans, and Latitude 121, where you'll find Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream.
While you're here, be sure to spend some time in the Avalon Park Reserve. You can walk trails of varying lengths and even bring your dog along for the work out. If you like a good scare, come back at night and visit Mary's Grave. There are many different stories and legends surrounding the site, one as creepy as the next. Some say that if you pull over to let another car pass you on the single lane road, your car won't start when you try to leave.
This is the perfect place to get some alone time, wander around the trails, get some ice cream, and watch the sun set.