Cruising Long Island Sound
I suggest Port Washington after coming out the East River. There are free morings, just call the harbor master also good room to anchor if you choose. We have been in Oyster Bay and most of the stops along the Conn shore, not a bad spot anywhere. I am not a big fan of Port Jeff, the power plant kinda spoils the spot. We are from the Chesapeake and have sailed up your way the past two summers going to Nantucket. There are great stops a half day away from everything.