Spring has arrived, and with it comes the annual tradition of Easter egg hunts. From classic colored egg hunts to more unique scavenges, there are plenty of opportunities for children of all ages (and adults!) to participate.
Here’s a list of egg hunt happenings on the North Fork this spring:
Disset Chocolate, Cutchogue
From Saturday, April 1 through Sunday, April 9, Disset Chocolate will be hosting the third annual North Fork Chocolate Egg Scavenger Hunt. Starting on April 1, the chocolate company will hide four unique chocolate sculptures around the North Fork, each themed to fit its secret location.
How to play: Find and take a photo with each of the four sculptures and post it to Instagram (participating accounts must be public). Tag @dissetchocolate as well as the handle of the location of where it was found. Participants must also use the hashtag #17chocolateEggHunt. Individuals who post photos of all four sculptures will be entered for a chance to win one of them. Disset Chocolate will announce four winners with one grand prize winner on Tuesday, April 11 on Instagram.
Stotzky Park, Riverhead
The Town of Riverhead’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, March 31 at 6 p.m. The event is geared towards children aged 12 and under with two fields; one for younger egg hunters who need adult assistance and another for older children to hunt on their own. In addition to an egg hunt, there will be photo opportunities with the Easter bunny.
Stotzky Park is located at 55 Columbus Avenue in Riverhead.
Mattituck Laurel Historical Society, Mattituck
Join the Mattituck Laurel Historical Society on Saturday, April 1 for its second annual spring event. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., children of all ages can participate in egg hunts to win prizes. The egg hunts will be divided into age groups, starting with children under five at 10:30 a.m., followed by ages five through eight years old at 10:50 a.m. and ages nine through eleven years old at 11:10 a.m. Visitors can also capture a photo with the Easter bunny, tour the main museum, and enjoy light snacks and refreshments at the Mattituck Laurel Historical Society’s bake sale.
The Mattituck Laurel Historical Society is located at 18300 Main Road in Mattituck.
Clovis Point Vineyards, Laurel
This Easter, adults can join in on the egg hunt fun at Clovis Point Vineyard’s “grown up” hunt. On Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m., the vineyard will be hiding corks around the property, giving prizes away to those who find them. The lucky player that uncovers the vineyard’s Willy Wonka-esque golden cork will receive a mixed case of wines. The event is free and those interested can email @infoclovispointwines to make a reservation.
Clovis Point Vineyards is located at 1935 NY-25 in Laurel.
The Big Duck Ranch, Flanders
Celebrate spring with the 10th Annual Easter Duck Egg Hunt at Big Duck Ranch in Flanders. This free event will take place on Saturday, April 1 at noon. Egg hunters will search the grassy fields behind The Big Duck for plastic “duck eggs” and have the chance to find a special egg that wins them a prize basket. BYOB (bring your own basket).
Cars should enter at Otter Hole Neck Road and park at the back of the field. If it rains, the event will be on April 2. For more information, call 631-284-3737, email [email protected], or visit Friends of The Big Duck on Facebook.
The Big Duck is located at 1012 NY-24 in Flanders.
1760 Homestead, Riverhead
Children can hunt for eggs at 1760 Homestead’s Spring Kick Off on Sunday, April 8. The event will take place at 11am. Tickets are $10 per child.
1760 Homestead is located at 5412 Sound Ave in Riverhead.
Orient Beach State Park, Orient
Orient Beach State Park is hosting its annual Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 1 at 11 a.m. Children up to the age of 12 are invited to search the park grounds for colorful eggs filled with surprises. After the egg hunt, families can meet and take pictures with the Spring Bunny.
Orient Beach State Park is located at 40000 Main Rd in Orient.
Bakewicz Farms, Wading River
On Saturday, April 1, at 1:30 p.m. Bakewicz Farms will hold its own Easter egg hunt. The farm features a playground and barnyard for the kids and a bar made from an old-fashion farm silo for adults. Starting at 12:30 p.m., The Silo will be serving local craft beverages to guests ages 21 and up. Tickets will be sold at the door, but RSVPs are encouraged.
Bakewicz Farms is located at 291 NY-25A in Wading River.
Mattituck Park District and Mattituck Chamber of Commerce, Mattituck
On Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m. sharp, the Mattituck Park District and Mattituck Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Veterans Memorial Park. Children of all ages are welcome to participate for the chance to win prizes donated by a variety of local businesses in Mattituck. Rain date is April 8th at 2 p.m. sharp.
Veterans Memorial Park is located at 11280 Peconic Bay Blvd in Mattituck.