12/30/16 4:37pm
The Coffee Pot Lighthouse

The Orient Point Lighthouse a.k.a. “The Coffee Pot” is located at the end of the North Fork. (Credit: Kelly Zegers.)

The North Fork of Long Island is located in eastern Suffolk County, New York. The 30-mile-long peninsula runs parallel with the Island’s lower prong, known as the South Fork or the Hamptons.

The North Fork begins east of Riverhead hamlet and ends at Orient Point. The term North Fork can also refer collectively to all of the hamlets and villages within the Town of Riverhead and the Town of Southold, both on the East End of Long Island. (more…)