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The sun sets over Creek in Cutchogue. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
The sun sets over Mud Creek in Cutchogue. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Last week, I put out a call to my fellow Times Review Media Group employees for the best and most scenic drives on the North Fork.

The first response came from our calendar editor Laura Huber who suggested a meandering ride down Nassau Point Road. The street travels over the causeway that separates this picturesque peninsula from the rest of the North Fork.

It does not disappoint.

My family and I were trying to kill some time before the Southold Town Youth Bureau screened “Despicable Me” in Tasker Park. So we took a sunset drive through Nassau Point in Cutchogue.

The views, which featured big fluffy clouds backlit by the setting sun, boats moored in Peconic Bay and tall grass bordering an empty dock, were simply stunning. The drive is easy enough. Just travel down Nassau Point Road until you reach the end. Then turn around and go back the way you came.

Check out these shots from our drive, which were taken between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. It is not clear whether or not Cutchogue actually is the sunniest spot in New York State, as it has been claimed, but it sure is beautiful.

We will soon post a feature on the North Fork’s best drives, so keep an eye out for that.

It’s your North Fork Sunday Scene.

The view looking west from the end of Nassau Point.
The view looking west from the end of Nassau Point.
The view of Peconic Bay from Causeway Beach.
The view of Peconic Bay from Causeway Beach.
Broadwater Cove in Cutchogue.
Broadwater Cove in Cutchogue.
The view looking east from the end of Nassau Point.
The view looking east from the end of Nassau Point.
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