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Credit: David Benthal

There’s so much to do on the North Fork in the fall, from pumpkin picking to harvest events and more. But it can be busy!

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of pumpkin patches and Halloween events with one of these North Fork hikes.

A view from a lookout at Hallock State Park Preserve. (Credit: Tara Smith)

Hallock State Park Preserve in Northville

Hike, birdwatch and take in views of the Long Island Sound at this preserve spanning 225 acres and featuring one mile of beachfront. 6062 Sound Avenue, Northville

Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport

Explore 1.6 miles of trail across 55 acres of preserved parkland. 65275 Route 48, Greenport

Sound View Dunes County Park in Peconic

Hike through a forest and explore the dunes leading to the Long Island Sound at this 57-acre park. 4201-5801 Soundview Ave., Southold

The start of the walkway at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue (Credit: Felicia LaLomia)

Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue

This 51-acre parcel has a one mile trail overlooking Downs Creek. Keep an eye out for ospreys. 23800 Main Road, Cutchogue

Ruth Oliva Preserve at Dam Pond in East Marion

The 1.2 mile trail within this 118-acre preserve is ideal for hiking, birdwatching and photography. 11855 Route 48, East Marion