06/10/16 6:10am
A past waiter race in Greenport. (Katherine Schroder file photo)

A past waiter race in Greenport. (Katherine Schroder file photo)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this weekend?  Northforker has you covered.

Here are five events to check out. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional ideas. (more…)

06/06/16 6:20am
Inside the Mitchell Park carousel. (Credit: Jeremy Garretson)

Inside the Mitchell Park carousel. (Credit: Jeremy Garretson)

The North Fork’s best downtown is undoubtedly in historic Greenport Village.

Incorporated in 1838, Greenport boasts the area’s only deepwater harbor. Along with a rich maritime history, the small community prides itself on being a gathering place for talented local chefs, farmers, artists and crafters.  (more…)

06/04/16 10:25am
The new goat bridge at Barnyard Adventure is 16 feet high. (Credit: Lauren Lustgarten)

The new goat bridge at Barnyard Adventure is 16 feet high. (Credit: Lauren Lustgarten)

Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck is always looking to add new attractions.

The farm features everything from hayrides to pony rides to pig races. And if not for the headline above, you’d never guess what the farm’s latest attraction is:  a goat bridge.  (more…)

06/03/16 8:34am
Volunteer Ben Gonzalez perched at the top of the lighthouse, waiting to show visitors around. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Volunteer Ben Gonzalez perched at the top of the lighthouse, waiting to show visitors around. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

To trace the roots of Southold’s Horton Point Lighthouse, one must go back decades before the beacon was first illuminated in the mid-19th century.

In fact, it was none other than our nation’s future first president, George Washington, who recommended the establishment of a lighthouse at Horton Point — way back in 1756.  (more…)

06/03/16 6:00am
Syrah grapes at Jamesport Vineyards, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a great Friday night deal. (Credit: vera Chinese)

Syrah grapes at Jamesport Vineyards, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a great Friday night deal. (Credit: vera Chinese)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this weekend?  Northforker has you covered.

Here are nine events to check out. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional ideas. (more…)

06/01/16 12:11pm
The Tall Ship America will dock in Greenport June 9-10. (Courtesy: East End Seaport Museum)

The Tall Ship America will dock in Greenport June 9-10. (Courtesy: East End Seaport Museum)

Think of it as a bucket list you have a month to complete. Only we promise, you’ll still be alive at the end of it.

Or maybe you’d prefer to view it as a 30-day scavenger hunt with no one keeping score.

However you want to approach it, we figured that as we enter our fourth year as a guide to the North Fork we’d try something new this month, recommending an activity for each day of June.   (more…)

06/01/16 6:59am
A Cross Sound Ferry passes the Orient Point Lighthouse. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A Cross Sound Ferry passes the Orient Point Lighthouse. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Over the next few months, city dwellers will be looking to make the great escape from Manhattan to the East End, spending long weekends in the seemingly far off land of the North Fork.

If you dream of sipping local wine at one of the many vineyards, taking lazy afternoon dips in the Long Island Sound, and dining at one of many fabulous restaurants just steps away from the beach in all directions, here’s how to get from concrete to sand this summer.

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