10/09/17 6:00am

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.

Check out the LIRR deals below or visit http://web.mta.info/lirr/getaways/longisland/index.htm for more information.

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04/11/16 6:09am
Edith Fullerton, LIRR Pres. Ralph Peters, President Roosevelt, and Hal Fullerton during Roosevelt’s 1910 visit to the experimental farms. (Credit: SCHS Collection)

Edith Fullerton, LIRR Pres. Ralph Peters, President Roosevelt, and Hal Fullerton during Roosevelt’s 1910 visit to the experimental farms. (Credit: SCHS Collection)

Photographer Hal B. Fullerton is synonymous with Long Island the way Alfred Stieglitz is to New York City and Ansel Adams to the American west. The late 19th century photographer’s work is considered to have significantly contributed to the development of the nearly 120 miles of land just east of Manhattan.

Now a new exhibit featuring 70 Long Island photographs by Fullerton is on display at the Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead. (more…)