It’s no secret that the North Fork is at its hottest during the cool fall months.
For city dwellers who want to enjoy the charm of a North Fork autumn day while avoiding pumpkin picking traffic, the Long Island Rail Road is offering a few getaway options this season.
Don’t forget the North Fork Promotion Council is also providing a trolley service to various North Fork stops on Saturdays through November 11. Take the train to Mattituck and tour the trolley stops from Love Lane to Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. in Peconic. Download the Go North Fork app for stop times and locations.
Check out the LIRR deals below or visit http://web.mta.info/lirr/getaways/longisland/index.htm for more information.
Long Island Wine Tours
Six to nine hour tours running Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, Nov. 4, 11 and Dec. 9. Ticket cost varies by originating LIRR station and ranges from $114 to $117.75. Tickets include discounted LIRR fare, round-trip bus service from Ronkonkoma station, stops at three to four wineries with tastings at each stop and a buffet lunch.
For tour information visit www.longislandwinetours.com or call (631) 775-868. Reservations are required.
LI Brew Bus
Tickets are $62 to $65.75, depending on originating LIRR station and include discounted round-trip rail to Ronkonkoma Station, a voucher for thee L.I. Brew Bus Tour and visits to three to four breweries or brew establishments along with discounts at participating vendors. Stops vary by weekend and may not include East End stops.
Visit www.librewbus.com, or call (631) 664-2058 for more information on the tour. Reservations are required.
Long Island Wine Country
A full-day tour with stops at Duck Walk Vineyards, Pindar Vineyards, Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, Greenport Village, and if time allows, Briermere Farms. Tickets are $67.50 and cover discounted round-trip rail and bus transportation, as well as wine tastings at the three vineyards.
Family trip to “Bug” Light
Cruise to this historic offshore Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse and take an educational tour of the Victorian-style structure. There will also be time to shop and walk around Greenport Village. Tickets are $90.50 for adults and $59.50 for children ages 5-11. For more information on the lighthouse visit eastendseaport.org.
If you need more time …
LIRR and Hotel Indigo are running a special overnight stay on Sundays through Thursdays. For $299 (weekends are available at an additional cost), participants receive round-trip rail to Riverhead station, a shuttle to Hotel Indigo, a 10 percent discount at Bistro 72, and a tasting for two at two Riverhead breweries or wineries. Enjoy a $50 gift card to Bistro 72 with any package booking through Oct. 31.
Call (631) 369-2200 ext. 0 or visit indigoeastend.com for more details.