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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Mellow Out in Montauk

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3. What to Do


Yoga paddleboarding classes are held in shallow waters, making it ideal for beginners.  

Try yoga paddleboarding, the newest fitness trend, which involves doing your poses on a board in calm water, led by Dominique Garstin from Yoga Lila privately or in small groups (from $75 for a two-hour group class). First-timers are welcome, as the water is shallow and falling off the board is part of the fun. Garstin launched early-morning classes last year but will also do sunset paddles this summer—you’ll be able to hear reggae coming across the water from Navy Beach.

Cast a line for marlin, tuna, and striped bass that will be in the waters this summer. For bait and tackle, head to Montauk Marine Basin (from $15) and then plant yourself on the large dock at Montauk Harbor. Once you’ve got your catch, have it prepared for you at “you hook, we cook” spots including Wok ‘N’ Roll (716 Main Street; 631-668-6688), Solé East, and Trails End.

Pick your own produce at Montauk’s community garden, on the grounds of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, every Saturday from 10 a.m. through the early afternoon. This season’s plantings include peas, broccoli, spinach, green beans, squash, and kale (pay for what you pick; all proceeds benefit the Montauk Food Pantry), and you can also choose flowers (sunflowers, dahlias, black-eyed Susans, and roses) that members will cut and help arrange.


Published on Apr 25, 2013 as a web exclusive.

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