11/24/18 6:05am

A bird’s eye view of Cutchogue. (Credit: David Benthal)

The Long Island Wine Trail begins on Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow and continues up Routes 48 and 25 to Greenport. Along the path, there are dozens of wineries, each with its own distinct features.

But the true beginning of Long Island Wine Country exists in Cutchogue, where the first vines were planted and 11 tasting rooms are open today. If there were a capital for Long Island wine, its flag would fly somewhere in the rows at Castello di Borghese, among the oldest vines in the region. (more…)

10/27/18 6:10am

Despite being the largest, most populated hamlet on the North Fork, Riverhead also has a bit of an underdog tag.

With a sprawling commercial business corridor that skews more big box than mom and pop, and a downtown in a forever state of revitalization, it’s easy to overlook so many of the qualities that make Riverhead a special place.  (more…)

09/29/18 6:00am

A bird’s eye view of Mattituck. (Credit: David Benthal)

If we were to pick one word to describe Mattituck, it would have to be “central.”

Located on the western edge of Southold Town, it’s positioned at the center of the North Fork.

But liked a baked apple pie you might pick up at a local farm stand, the hamlet itself is elevated by all the good stuff in the middle. READ

07/28/18 6:10am

Depending on your direction of travel, Orient typically serves as the beginning or the end.

The Cross Sound Ferry, located just west of the very tip of Orient Point, is the gateway to and from New England.

A “Welcome to New York” road sign greets you as you exit the boat and begin your journey along Route 25.

But for those traveling to the North Fork from the west, Orient is a welcome escape from other parts of New York and the last stop on the road. (more…)

05/26/18 6:13am

A bird’s-eye view of Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal)

Four years ago we launched an online interactive contest to see what our readers felt was the best hamlet or village on the North Fork. It was the most anticlimactic game of all time as Greenport, a heavy favorite going in, stomped everyone en route to the title.  (more…)