03/28/17 6:03am
This recently renovated cottage located at 32660 Main Road is listed for $16,000 for the season. $5,000 for June and $7,000 each for July and August. (Credit: Town and Country Real Estate, courtesy)

This recently renovated cottage located at 32660 Main Road is listed for $20,000 for the season. $5,000 for June and $8,000 for August. (Credit: Town and Country Real Estate, courtesy)

Tired of spending your summers in Red Hook or Massapequa or wherever you call home? We recommend renting a quaint cottage or waterfront aerie, as whatever you fancy is sure to be found among the farms and vineyards and along the rugged coastline of Long Island’s charmingly anti-chic North Fork. Who knows? After spending a week, month or summer out here, you might just switch from being a renter to a buyer. (more…)

03/28/17 6:02am
The view from Orient Beach State Park. It's one of our favorite spots on the North Fork. (Credit: Krysten Massa, file photo)

The view from Orient Beach State Park. It’s one of our favorite spots on the North Fork. (Credit: Krysten Massa, file photo)

When I saw a headline that read “The Most Underrated Places to Go in 2017” I thought, “this listicle better have the North Fork on it or it is pure garbage.”

It turns out this article wan’t internet bunk after all. (more…)

03/27/17 12:37pm
Reporter Monique Singh-Roy (left), Pashka Bellia and Laurie Reichert, both of Massapequa, aboard the tour bike. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Reporter Monique Singh-Roy (left), Pashka Bellia and Laurie Reichert, both of Massapequa, aboard the tour bike. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Why not hop aboard a 14-person bike and drink and pedal your way into spring?

Brew Crew Cycles, the company which offers our favorite way to visit Riverhead’s breweries, is returning for a third season with tours resuming Saturday, April 1. (more…)

03/27/17 11:22am
Gray day at Orient Beach State Park. Credit: @thesuffolktimes Instagram

Gray day at Orient Beach State Park. Credit: @thesuffolktimes Instagram

We didn’t see much of the sun on the North Fork this weekend, but sometimes those somber skies make for beautiful snapshots.

Luckily, we are in the final days of gloomy weather and bare trees. Soon the cherry blossoms will pop and buds of the grape vines will break.

Check out these gray sky pics from some of our favorite North Fork Instagram artists. (more…)

03/27/17 6:02am
An aerial view of the Long Island Sound in Greenport. (Credit: Bridget Elkin)

An aerial view of the Long Island Sound in Greenport. (Credit: Bridget Elkin)

As an aerial photographer, Bridget Elkin has a unique view of the North Fork. On a regular basis, the East Marion resident pilots a drone a few hundred feet above creeks, beaches, and rows of corn or vines, sharing the beauty she discovers with more than 9,000 Instagram followers at @northforkgrown.

But it’s not just from that rarely explored vantage point that Elkin fell in love with the place she’s called home for the past several years.

“Even just running an errand, I’m often stopped in my tracks and find myself needing to stop to take a photograph,” she said. “Photographers talk about the golden hour, but every hour on the North Fork is truly special.” (more…)