Bridgehampton is a hamlet in Southampton, on the South Fork of Suffolk County, New York. Bridgehampton is home to the Hampton Classic, a classic horse show, an annual Grand Prix event and one of the biggest show jumping competitions in the States. Channing Daughters Winery grows grapes and creates wines from more than two dozen varieties of grapes. The Children’s Museum of the East End is a magical place for kids, designed to look like a village set in a musical forest. Its mission is to encourage imagination and foster learning for children of all backgrounds and abilities. South Fork Natural History Museum is the place of exploration and discovery for kids and adults of all ages. . The museum offers hands-on experiences and direct observation about the rich natural heritage of the area.
1.Channing Daughters Winery
Channing Daughters Winery in Bridgehampton, New York grows grapes and creates wines from more than two dozen varieties of grapes including Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Tocai Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Malvasia, Gewurztraminer, Ribolla Gialla, Pinot Bianco, Merlot, Blaufränkisch, Dornfelder, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Teroldego, Refosco and Lagrein. It is the only winery on the East Coast producing wines from many of these grapes. The winery is located on a beautiful piece of land in Bridgehampton that includes twenty-eight acres of vines, the small winery and tasting room. They use traditional method of making wine: hand-picking grapes, whole cluster-pressing of white fruit, stomping by foot with punch-down by hand of red grapes, and gravity bottling. The winery’s tasting room offers at least six different wines each day, and provides detailed information about the wines and the winemaking process. No tours of the winery are offered.
1927 Scuttle Hole Rd, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, Phone: 631-537-7224
2.Children's Museum of The East End
The Children’s Museum of the East End is a magical place for kids, designed to look like a village set in a musical forest. There is a wind turbine, a village market, a potato chip making machine and much more. Kids have endless opportunities to have fun, play roles, dress up and learn in the process. The museum opened its current home in Bridgehampton, New York in October 2005. It has more than 7,000 square feet of exhibition and program space designed by Lee Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership. Its mission is to encourage imagination and foster learning for children of all backgrounds and abilities and to provide playful experiences for the East End community.
376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, Phone: 631-537-8250
3.Round Swamp Farm
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It all started over fifty years ago in Bridgehampton, New York, when young Carolyn Lester Snyder started her first farm stand built by her father, Albert Lester, who inherited the 20-acre, 250-year-old Round Swamp Homestead. Carolyn’s little red wagon loaded with tomatoes, cucumbers and a few ears of corn grew into a local country market with shelves loaded with baked goods, breads, muffins, scones, pies, coffee and pound cakes, fresh juices, teas, jams, jellies, prepared meals and sides, local fresh produce and fish. Much of their produce goes into finished products, simple, comfort food made from scratch with the best quality ingredients grown in the area.
97 School Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, Phone: 631-296-8078
4.South Fork Natural History Museum
South Fork Natural History Museum is the place of exploration and discovery for kids and adults of all ages. It is located in Bridgehampton, New York, next to the Vineyard Field Preserve and the Long Pond Greenbelt. The museum has more than 250 annual onsite and offsite educational programs organized by the museum’s environmental educators who offer hands-on experiences and direct observation about the rich natural heritage of the area. Visitors can see live native reptiles and amphibians; visit unique hands-on exhibits, marine touch tank and butterfly garden, take part in nature walks and workshops. The museum’s goal is to raise environmental awareness by providing tools and the inspiration to become caring and responsible stewards of our planet.
377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, Phone: 631-537-9735
5.The Hampton Classic
The Hampton Classic is a classic horse show in Bridgehampton, New York, an annual Grand Prix event and one of the biggest show jumping competitions in the States. Held during Labor Day, it is one of the biggest social events in the Hamptons. The first show was organized in 1971 by the Topping Riding Club in Sagaponack, New York. It started as a one-day show and in 1976 became a five-day event held at Dune Alpin Farm in East Hampton. The show’s name was changed in 1978 to the Hampton Classic. In 1982 it moved to its current location on Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton. In 2006 1,300 horses participated and the prize money was over $500,000. The VIP tent could accommodate 3,000 people served by white-coated waiters. Visitors promenaded the grounds in designer clothes and elaborate hats. Today the Hampton Classic is not-for-profit organization with a mission: to organize a world-class equestrian event and to support a number of local charities.
240 Snake Hollow Rd, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, Phone: 631-537-3177
As you drive through Long Island, New York, one of the greatest pleasures is to stop by one of many farm stands loaded with colorful fresh produce. Near Bridgehampton, you will find a stand that belongs to Fairview Farm, a family-owned business that grows a range of fruits, vegetables, herbs and cut flowers. Their main goal is to provide the best quality fresh local produce to their customers. They also raise and sell heritage pork, and free-range chickens and ducks for meat and eggs. The farm kitchen bakes their famous homemade pie, delicious challah, a multigrain bread, jams, jellies, granola, cookies, rotisserie chicken and duck and much more. In the fall, visitors are also invited to enjoy their eight-acre corn maze that every year has a new theme and design. During the summer, the farm stand is open six days, from 10 am to 6 pm. They are closed on Tuesday.
19 Horsemill Ln, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, Phone: 631-537-6154
Bridge Gardens is a true Bridgehampton’s gem – a lush and unique public and demonstration garden with five acres filled with hedgerows, a variety of shrubs and perennial and annual flowers, and a curious four-quadrant herb garden growing ornamental, culinary, medicinal and textile plants. The garden was donated to the Trust in 2008 by James Kilpatric and Harry Neyens. While maintaining the garden’s original characteristics, the Trust introduced new elements and programs according to the organization’s conservation mission. That includes a large vegetable garden that supplies local food pantries, Community Garden plots, and low-impact, environmentally aware gardening practices. Besides being a host to many educational programs , Bridge Gardens also hosts art classes, music performances, children’s programming and more.
36 Mitchell Ln, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, Phone: 631-537-7440
8.The Dan Flavin Art Institute
The Dan Flavin Art Institute was established in 1983 in Bridgehampton, New York in a former fire station that was for a while used as a church. The institute was established to showcase the artwork of the 20th century fluorescent light artist Dan Flavin as a permanent exhibition space for the artist’s meditative installations. The architect Richard Gluckman, the Dia Art Foundation and Flavin, who lived in the nearby East Hampton hamlet of Wainscott transformed the old building into a museum that now houses Flavin’s light installations created between 1963 and 1981. The second floor has a hypnotizing sequence of neon artworks mounted between angled walls, completed in 1976 to three-inch radiant technicolor grid. The ground floor hosts rotating special exhibitions. Flavin was a modernist artist who pioneered the use of fluorescent light as a form of fine art. He is considered one the most important visual artists of the 20th century.
23 Corwith Ave, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, Phone: 212-989-5566
9.The White Room Gallery
The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton, New York is considered the best art gallery in the Hamptons. It specializes in contemporary art of all media. The gallery represents well-known as well as emerging artists and works with collectors who appreciate a blend of contemporary fine art that ranges from the abstract and graphic to local landscapes and the surreal and magical. Mediums represented are paintings, mixed media, photography, sculptures and ceramics. The works of gallery’s artists were featured in many newspapers and art publications. The White Room is open year round and organizes new exhibits every 3-5 weeks. Located in the heart of Bridgehampton, on the lively Main Street, the gallery enjoys a constant foot traffic. A forty-foot Sculpture Garden in front of the gallery not only beautifully represents the gallery but offers a great venue for live music.
2415 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, Phone: 631-237-1481
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10.The Bridgehampton Museum
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With its numerous exhibits, lectures, tours and concerts, the Bridgehampton Museum is a beating heart and historic and cultural hub of Bridgehampton and the surrounding areas. The museum’s aim is to encourage appreciation for the traditions of eastern Long Island. Numerous events organized by the museum welcome both local residents and visitors and invite them to celebrate the area’s rich heritage. The Bridgehampton Museum owns and offers to the students, researchers and general public many resources for academic research including more than 1,300 historical photographs that cover everything from circus parades to car races, over 800 Books on US, New York, Long Island, and local history & genealogy, over 300 Historic Books and Bibles, almost 1,000 decorative arts objects and household items, over 1,500 billheads and receipts, over 100 ledgers, diaries, and daybooks dating from 1730 and much more.
2368 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, Phone: 631-537-1088
Since it opened in 2001, Almond became a go-to spot in the Hamptons for locals, celebrities, tourists and restaurateurs. This bustling, trendy French bistro occupies a 100-year old building on the corner in the heart of Bridgehampton. Romantic and cozy, it retained the original tin ceiling and chic white subway tile. Added is hand-carved bar, interesting lighting and that difficult to describe bistro vibe. The focus of Almond is on the farm-to-table menu, distinct French influence and a respectable wine list. The menu is nevertheless modern American, so expect such favorites as Le Grande Macaroni and Cheese but also a meatless Monday and raw bar. The menu is seasonal and it changes often depending on what is available, so be prepared to be surprised.
1 Ocean Rd, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, Phone: 631-537-5665
12.Bridgehampton Inn & Restaurant
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Bridgehampton Inn is a historic inn built in 1795 located in Bridgehampton, New York, about three miles from Sagg Main Beach, four miles from the Parrish Art Museum and seven miles from Buell's Lane Historic District. The quaint hotel is charming and elegant, with gleaming wood floors and country-style décor. Each room is unique and individually decorated. All rooms have free Wi-Fi and luxury en suite bathrooms. Some rooms also have fireplaces, four-poster beds and antique tubs. Suites have separate living rooms with sofas and dining areas. Guests enjoy complimentary breakfast in the elegant dining room of the inn’s restaurant, or, when weather permits, on the charming porch overlooking the garden. The upscale restaurant is open for dinner and serves interesting seasonal menu of American traditional dishes with modern interpretation. The inn’s bar is known for imaginative cocktails.
2266 Main St, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, Phone: 631-537-3660
12 Best Things to Do in Bridgehampton, NY
- Channing Daughters Winery, Photo: kikisora/stock.adobe.com
- Children's Museum of The East End, Photo: seanlockephotography/stock.adobe.com
- Round Swamp Farm, Photo: Iliya Mitskavets/stock.adobe.com
- South Fork Natural History Museum, Photo: Hamilton/stock.adobe.com
- The Hampton Classic, Photo: ChrisVanLennepPhoto/stock.adobe.com
- Fairview Farm, Photo: istetiana/stock.adobe.com
- Bridge Gardens, Photo: ghotion/stock.adobe.com
- The Dan Flavin Art Institute, Photo: GiorgioMorara/stock.adobe.com
- The White Room Gallery, Photo: murika/stock.adobe.com
- The Bridgehampton Museum, Photo: The Bridgehampton Museum
- Almond, Photo: Almond
- Bridgehampton Inn & Restaurant, Photo: Bridgehampton Inn & Restaurant
- Cover Photo: BillionPhotos.com/stock.adobe.com