6 ways to spend fall in the Hamptons

Montauk Lighthouse.

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The Hamptons is a bountiful with fall fun. There is something for everyone, from a harvest party and apple picking to an unforgettable luxurious weekend getaway. Here are six ways to celebrate the season on the South Fork.

Stay at The Baker House 1650

The grounds of the East Hampton inn. (Credit: Baker House 1650)

This award-winning boutique hotel offers casual luxury with a home away from home feel. Fall is the perfect time to book a stay. The East Hampton inn has two new autumn deals: The Fall Harvest Package and The Wine Tasting Package. The Fall Harvest Package is available on weekends andincludes a voucher for apple picking at The Milk Pail U-Pick Farm. The Wine Tasting Package includes a private wine tasting for two at Wölffer Estate. For details; bakerhouse1650.com


Sip on specialty brunch cocktails at Nick & Toni’s

The brunch menu is extensive at this East Hampton hotspot. (Credit: Nick & Toni’s)

Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton serves brunch every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The menu includes signature pizzas, French toast, omelets, pastas and more — with a special option for those who want to make it a boozy brunch. The a la carte menu is complete with cocktails concocted from  “The Board,” a custom cocktail board with choices of liquor, mixers, garnishes and condiments that serves two to four. For details, nickandtonis.com


Explore Montauk Lighthouse

Inside George’s Lighthouse Café is a great place to cozy up on a fall day.

Head to Montauk Lighthouse to revel in the views and check out the new and improved concessions at Montauk State Park. George’s Lighthouse Café is located adjacent to the lighthouse with panoramic views of the bluffs and the surrounding waters. It offers a full bar and diverse menu featuring everything from local fish tacos to nachos to burgers. There is live music on the weekends featuring local bands. Plus, the sunsets are unforgettable. For details; georgeslighthousecafe.com


Celebrate Halloween at Rowdy Hall

Dress to impress at Rowdyween. (Credit: Rowdy Hall)

Rowdy Hall in East Hampton is hosting its 19th annual “Rowdyween” party on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 7:30 p.m. until the witching hour. A $30 admission fee in advance ($35 at the door) entitles revelers to one complimentary drink, Rowdy Hall eats and a DJ spinning tunes all night. There will be $500 in cash prizes awarded for the best costumes. For details; rowdyhall.com


Engage with resident artists at The Watermill Center

Performing artists El Colegio del Cuerpo from Colombia will be in residence this fall. (Credit: Watermill Center)

In Process @ The Watermill Center invites the community to engage with its artists-in-residence on Saturday afternoons. The public is invited to the center for open rehearsals, workshops, studio visits, lectures and artist talks. Performing artists El Colegio del Cuerpo from Colombia will be in residence from Oct. 24 through Nov. 19. For details; watermillcenter.org


Apple and pumpkin picking at Milk Pail

Pick your own apples on the South Fork. (Credit: David Benthal)

Fill up on local apples and pumpkins at Milk Pail’s U-Pick fields in Water Mill. The farm is open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the season. It will also be open for Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8. Pro tip: Don’t leave without one of the super moist apple cider donuts and gallon of apple cider. It is also a great spot to pick up jarred and fresh local goodies as a housewarming present. For details, milk-pail.com