06/17/19 6:00am

The Good Libations cocktail truck has been a crowd pleaser in recent years. (Credit: David Benthal)

The craft cocktails and award-winning wines of the North Fork are rolling into a backyard near you. Convenience and quality — and perhaps a dash of novelty — are making mobile cocktail bars a go-to for backyard barbecues, bridal showers, birthday parties and just about any private event.  (more…)

06/10/19 6:00am

Women Making Waves at Port of Egypt in Southold is designed to give women confidence on the water. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Spending a relaxing day on the water starts with confidence. The peace of mind gained from knowing the basics of boating makes a difference when you step on board — and not just for the captain. (more…)

06/05/19 6:00am

Hallock State Park in Northville. (Credit: David Benthal)

A quick Google search will no doubt help you plot an itinerary around North Fork hot spots.

The mainstays receive well-deserved shoutouts from The New York Times and Travel & Leisure, but there is another North Fork in between the lines.

For visitors hoping to adopt a “when in Rome” mindset, these insider tips from expert bed-and-breakfast owners will help you do as the locals do.  (more…)

06/05/19 5:55am

Strawberries at Catapano Farm in Southold. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

June is a celebration of strawberries on the North Fork. The refreshing red fruit is back at farm stands and center stage at the annual Mattituck Lions Club’s four-day Strawberry Festival each Father’s Day weekend. Its juiciness and subtle sweetness is welcomed on seasonal menus. (more…)

06/04/19 6:00am

The view from a waterfront room at Aqua by American Beech. (Credit: David Benthal)

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It’s no secret the North Fork has become a premier vacation destination.

More visitors than ever are flocking to points east for its award-winning wines and blossoming culinary scene — not to mention its charming local farms and sunny beaches.

There are many reasons to visit that might influence where you stay. (more…)