Situated on a flat-water river whose mouth opens into Great South Bay, Carman's River Canoe & Kayak has something for all levels of paddlers. In addition to providing equipment, the staff rents out single and double kayaks, as well as multiperson canoes, and suggests routes that can include the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge or––for those with a bit more experience––trips out to Fire Island.
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular offering: Gifts, candles, pottery, soaps
Pro Tip: Original works, many made by local artists and artisans; most of the store inventory is made in the USA
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
The trained and attentive bikesperts at Carl Hart, a family-owned service shop and cycle store, have been vending and revamping velocipedes for nearly 100 years. Welcome back your two-wheeled steed from its winter migration with a basic tune-up administered by a factory-authorized mechanic. Carl Hart trues wheels, closely inspects and adjusts brakes and gears, lubricates the drivetrain, and wipes down the bike’s body to remove grime and grease. Finally, bicycle buffs check tire pressure, pumping them full of carbs to achieve the proper plumpness for smooth cycling.
Windows open our lives to the world—sometimes to a bothersome degree. Whether to stop sun, escaping energy, or prying eyes, Tint World’s technicians can fortify windows of every kind with professional and durable tints. Homes and offices benefit from energy-saving exterior tints—which keep power bills low—along with designer films that add style and privacy to interior partitions. For cars, the shop’s precut tints come in colors from red to bronze and patterns ranging from cheetah prints to jets of flame. As the tints add personality to vehicles, they simultaneously block out UV rays, prevent interiors from overheating, and bolster drivers’ privacy more effectively than a blank nametag.
The auto shop also tends to vehicles with services beyond their namesake specialty. The technicians can slough away grime with detailing packages that can include extras such as clay-bar cleaning, dent and ding removal, and paint touchups. Alternatively, patrons can browse an array of stereos, subwoofers, and other mobile electronics as well as wheels and tires.