Picnic spots (and provisions) are plentiful across the North Fork. Here are eight great locations to bring your basket.
Enjoy a leisurely picnic at the tables around the lighthouse lawn then walk down the North Fork’s most photographed steps to a rocky Long Island Sound beach.
Horton Point Lighthouse, 3575 Lighthouse Road, Southold
Looking to get in a little walk in before your meal? Hallock State Park Preserve offers a short nature stroll leading to one mile of pristine Long Island Sound waterfront.
Hallock State Park Preserve, 6062 Sound Ave., Riverhead
Bring a blanket and hang out on Mitchell Park’s spacious lawn for equally spectacular views of Greenport Harbor and the village.
Mitchell Park & Marina, 115 Front St., Greenport
With tables and playgrounds and gazebos galore, Orient Beach State Park is an ideal picnic spot for families.
Orient Beach State Park, 40000 Main Road, Orient
If a laid-back vineyard is what you’re after, Bridge Lane Winery is the place. Bring a flight of wine outside to enjoy along with your picnic at one of the many shaded tables.
Bridge Lane Wine, 35 Cox Neck Road, Mattituck
Relax and nosh waterside at the newly finished New Suffolk waterfront. Bring your own snacks and take in the gorgeous views of Cutchogue Harbor, the Peconic River and Robins Island.
New Suffolk Waterfront, 650 1st St., New Suffolk
You’ll find plenty of picnic tables at this spot, which, unlike many wineries, allows outside food. Plus, live music, farm animals and flavorful wines.
Jason’s Vineyard, 1785 Main Road, Jamesport
This all-in-one location is a great setting for a picnic and an easy hike. There are picnic tables as well as a grassy lawn to set up your lunch before you venture into the preserve.
Downs Farm Preserve, 23800 Main Road, Cutchogue