The LIRR stop in Greenport. The getaway deals listed below, however, stop in Ronkonkoma. (Credit: Northforker file photo.)
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.
Members of Greenport Rotary took its miniature train on the road Saturday for the Greenport Maritime Festival parade. The group hopes to set the train and its station up on Moore’s Lane. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
The “Greenport Express” made its public debut last weekend in the annual East End Maritime Festival parade, where the Greenport Rotary Club put the miniature train’s locomotive and three cars on a trailer and paraded down Front Street.
“This is kind of the kickoff right here,” Rotarian Joe Cherepowich said afterward. (more…)
A scene from the Harborfest boat race (Credit: Pamela V. White/Flickr, file photo)
HarborFest, which takes place in Sag Harbor each year, and is back again. The three-day event is set for Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, September 10 at locales all over the village.
Some favorite events of HarborFest, which is sponsored by Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, include the arts and crafts fair in Marine Park, the sidewalk sale outside Main Street businesses, visits to village museums, entertainment at Bay Street Theatre and the ever raucous and rollicking Whale Boat Races which attract large crowds of spectators all along on Long Wharf. (more…)