Resurgent Main Street is making a comeback, one store at a time. The most spectacular is the restored art deco Suffolk Theater. If shopping is the extreme sport you like best, there is Tanger Outlet 165-plus store outlet and, further down the road, every big box store you can imagine.
Of course no one comes out East to avoid nature. You can paddle down the Peconic, hike the 2,700-acre David A. Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve, watch the buffalo roam at a nearby bison farm, and tee off at three area golf clubs. Take a break for lunch at Lobster Roll, sister restaurant to Amagansett's fabled Lunch, and break at Briermere Farms for pies so delicious that you may get emotional.