Long Island Back Story

Location Trip Time Travel Type
New York 1 hour

Stories from Baymen, Boat Builders, Lifeguards, and More!

About This Tour


This driving tour is part of the New York Back Story tours developed by folklorists and cultural ethnographers who know you want to hear from local storytellers.

On this tour you will hear from baymen, boat builders, lifeguards, Superstorm Sandy responders and bay house owners.

The route will take you along the south shore of Long Island, including stops by scenic waterfront vistas, world famous Jones Beach, and Freeport's Nautical Mile where our tour starts.

This tour is presented by Long Island Traditions and was made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Robert Lion Gardiner Foundation.

To learn more about this region visit www.longislandtraditions.org

Sample Stories


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Jones Beach

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Freeport Nautical Mile

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