Water Mill: Itís Got a Mill and More
When a town is named Water Mill, itís only fair to expect a water-powered mill more or less in the center of things. Water Mill, New York - located in the Long Island community of Southampton - does have an actual grist mill, powered by nothing other than h2o. It also has some of the most expensive properties in the nation.
Does this mean a summer - or even a long weekend - is out of reach for anyone not lucky enough to have a summer cottage passed down from generation to generation? Nope. Thanks to vacation rentals and other hostelries, anyone can enjoy the Atlantic waves rippling on the Long Island shore. If your vacation rental choice in Water Mill is taken, check out nearby communities, like Bridgehampton and Riverhead.
Aside from touring an antique mill, what else does Water Mill offer? Well, it borders Mecox Bay to the South and Little Peconic Bay and Great Peconic Bay to the North, so boating and fishing are always an option. Fans of modern art a la Jackson Pollock or Roy Lichtenstein will want to check out Parrish Art Museum, which is devoted to the art of native Long Islanders in particular. Should that begin to stale, thereís always golf - three public courses are within twenty miles or less.