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A duck on display in the Peconic River in Grangebel Park. (Credit: Lee Meyer)

Have you ever been out and about and discovered a beautiful mural or piece of art in plain sight? Perhaps it’s a mural, or a sculpture. Admit it — you couldn’t resist the urge to take a photo. Life is just full of Instagrammable moments and on the North Fork, there are some truly remarkable and stunning works of public art to check out and admire … and maybe snap a photo or two.

Grangebel Park, Riverhead

This nautical-themed park is filled with interesting art installations, from wiry fish to metallic ducks, butterflies and more. It’s located on Peconic Avenue, right before Main Street.

Main Street, Riverhead

There are several lovely murals hidden on the sides of buildings throughout Riverhead village, including one on the side of Barth’s Pharmacy and one on the side of Shadees Jamaican Restaurant.

Love Lane, Mattituck

Right across the street from Love Lane Kitchen is a mini alleyway with a mural overlooking some benches. And if you’re eating outside at Love Lane Kitchen, you’ll no doubt notice local artist Kara Hoblin’s mural on the side of Lombardi’s Love Lane Market.

Main Street, Southold

Outside Southold General is Einstein Square, a seating area with a sculpture and colorful mural of the famous physicist and Southold visitor (he rented a home on Nassau Point in 1939). And there’s a great photo op outside White Flower Farmhouse, with a display proclaiming “All you need is love” made by local artist and woodworker Ricky Saetta.