Coming from Massachusetts, the easiest way for our family to get to Long Island is by grabbing the Cross Sound Ferry in New London, CT to Orient Point, Long Island. The ferry is HUGE, so you are able to bring your car with you which is a major convenience for those who still need to drive to their destination once the ferry docks. The ferry ride is smooth and quick, taking its passengers just under an hour an half to cross the section of the Atlantic ocean that divides Connecticut from New York, known as the Long Island Sound.
My dad is from Long Island; he was born and raised there and, when he talks sometimes, you can still hear a hint of that Long Island- New York accent in his voice. When I was very little, we used to take trips down to Long Island to visit my Grandparents before they eventually moved to upstate New York. Now that my Uncle lives there, my parents have been making a point to get down there at least once every summer to spend time with him and to stop by my dad’s old stomping grounds when they get the chance.
Taking the ferry was a nice way to break-up the travel time of the trip for our family. Instead of driving the whole way there, we were able to sit back, relax, catch a quick tan and enjoy the views of the ocean!
Have you ever been to the Long Island Sound?