Today, this small hamlet is best known for bargain antique shops. Visitors stroll along Main Street in search of that one-of-a-kind clock for the living room mantel or an armoire featuring fine wood craftsmanship not found in today’s retail stores. If you’re not in the mood for buying, just take a peek at items that reflect a bygone era and imagine what life was like when the original owners lounged on that Queen Anne settee. Eastport is a wonderful place to stretch your legs and take a walk. Known as “the lake,” Lily Pond offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Side streets lead to the waterfront and a panorama of the Great South Bay.
Although most of the duck farms closed in the 1960s and 1970s, Eastport will always be known as the duck capital of the world, even though there are only one or two farms still in existence. As Eastport has shed its feathers, it has evolved into an antiques treasure. It retains much of its rural charm while keeping pace with changing times. When you visit Eastport, you might not see any duck farms. Instead, you might just want to feed the ducks around Lily Pond.
For more information, call the Eastport Chamber of Commerce at 631-325-5911.