The Port of Northport is proud of its historic downtown Northport Village. Located on Main Street, the village is home to many great restaurants, relaxing and entertaining bars, and popular stores and boutiques. At the end of Main Street at Northport Harbor, many boats are moored, and the park offers a beautiful place to meet friends, relax, and enjoy the scenery.
The Port of Northport offers an historical museum, two waterfront parks, a deep-water harbor, and the Village Hall. Northport Village is fast becoming a popular destination for cultural events, entertainment, and shopping. Visitors will enjoy the annual Cow Harbor Day, the 10K Cow Harbor Race, Summerfest, Winterfest, and Holiday House Tours.
The Port of Northport has a humid continental climate moderated by its proximity to Long Island Sound. Summers are warm and can be hot. Winters are cold, sometimes severely cold. Temperatures in the Port of Northport range from an average high of 24°C (75°F) in July and August to an average low of -1°C (30°F) in January. Rainfall is around 10 centimeters (four inches) every month but February when it dips to 7.6 centimeters (three inches). Port of Northport humidity levels range from 70% in December to 80% in September and October. Snow comes to the Port of Northport from November through April, with the heaviest snow of about 17 centimeters (seven inches) coming in late January.
The Port of Northport's Main Street offers the John W. Engeman Theatre and many great shops and boutiques. There are many beautiful historic homes in Northport Village. During summer Saturdays, the Farmers' Market in the Port of Northport's Cow Harbor Park brings local organic produce, baked goods, seafood, and ornamental plants and herbs. In the late summer, visitors delight in fresh fruits from local orchards.
Crab Meadow Beach is one of three beaches in the Port of Northport. The wide beach has several small tidal pools and a large playground. Concession stands and the La Casa Café offer food, and grills are available at the pavilions. There are also lifeguards, an outdoor shower, and restrooms. This Port of Northport beach is handicap-accessible, and it has a paid parking lot for each access. While visitors to the beach can't bring pets, they can enjoy the boardwalk, fish, kayak or canoe, and picnic.
The Port of Northport Historical Museum offers a growing collection of artifacts, memorabilia, textiles, and photographs related to the area. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from one until 4:30pm. While there is no admission fee, donations of $5 per person are appreciated.