There are only 53 days until the first day of spring. But who's counting? ...We are. Just like we're counting all 15.5 inches of snow the National Weather Service reported as the official total for East Setauket, and 13.1 inches for Stony Brook, for Wednesday night's blizzard. And we're counting on these five things to look forward to when the weather finally warms up.
Get your lacrosse stick ready. Once the snow clears and subfreezing temperatures subside, Three Village's lacrosse lovers will be able to emerge from their indoor training sessions and breathe some fresh air outside on the field. Adoring fans of the Seawolves, Patriots, and other local teams will smear sunscreen on their faces to cheer for their teams in the stands. Just you wait – it's not too far away.
Music, art, and festivals. We'll no doubt be offered a fine selection of outdoor community events to enrich our lives once again. Last summer's free concerts at the , outdoor art show at , festivals at religious organizations like and , and playtime at Benner's Farm and come to mind.
Three words: West Meadow Beach. Sure, is pretty in the wintertime, and affords year-round opportunities for observing all that nature has to offer. But is there any real substitute for digging your toes in the sand, splashing around in the waves, and basking in the sun? Probably not. Hurry up, summer.
Boating and fishing. Those along the shore, and those with boats shrinkwrapped for the winter, are probably feeling winter cabin fever worst of all. The waters bordering Three Village and Old Field Point in particular are popular fishing spots. At the very least, the time between now and spring will give the Village of Old Field time to sort out its .
Biking, hiking, running. You can't exactly go for a ride with all this snow and ice on the ground. And it's tough to navigate the local trails and roads when you can't even see the ground. When it warms up, won't it be nice to finally get back outside to exercise? It's almost like I want my new gym membership to go completely unused for several months of the year.
Bonus: What does nearby Port Jefferson have to look forward to when the weather gets warmer? Find out . And appreciate the general lack of paid parking requirements in Three Village.