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Best of the North Fork

Narrowing down a list for the best of the best is no easy feat, but we intensely deliberated each of the 50 categories and have come up with our top picks across the North Fork. From the best places to grab drinks with friends to the best home decor shops to the best tasting rooms, these Best Of winners have consistently impressed and inspired us.


Winners & Readers’ Choice Picks

Best Yoga & Pilates Classes

Empower Pilates, Riverhead

Karuna Hot Yoga, Greenport

North Fork Yoga Shala, North Fork

Solntse Hot Yoga, Wading River

The Giving Room, Southold – Readers’ Choice Pick

Best Gym and Fitness Studios

Bodyshok HIIT, Mattituck

BodySmart, Southold

Fitness Advantage, Southold

North Fork Jiu Jitsu, Cutchogue

Underground Training, Southold – Readers’ Choice Pick

Best Spas and Salons

Blue Sage Day Spa, Mattituck – Readers’ Choice Pick

Craft Hair, Greenport

NeyTiv Natural Spa Boutique, Cutchogue

Spa & Salon at East Wind, Wading River

Special Effects Salon & Spa, Greenport

Best Live Music Spaces

Billy’s by the Bay, Greenport

Clovis Point, Jamesport

Green Hill Kitchen & Que, Greenport

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, Peconic – Readers’ Choice Pick

The Suffolk, Riverhead

Best Local Bands and Performers

Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks – Readers’ Choice Pick

Julia King

Points East

Real East End Brass

Rob Europe

Best Marinas

Brick Cove, Southold

Lighthouse Marina, Aquebogue

Port of Egypt Marine, Southold

Safe Harbor, Greenport

Strong’s Water Club, Mattituck – Readers’ Choice Pick

Best Kids Activities

Drossos Mini Golf, Greenport

GDC Roller Skate Rink, Greenport

Harbes Barnyard Adventure, Mattituck

Long Island Aquarium, Riverhead – Readers’ Choice Pick

Mitchell Park Carousel, Greenport

Best Local Landmarks

Custer Institute & Observatory, Southold

East End Seaport Museum, Greenport

Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead

Horton Point Lighthouse, Southold – Readers’ Choice Pick

Witch’s Hat, Aquebogue

Best Parks

Jean Cochran Park, Peconic

Mitchell Park, Greenport

Orient Beach State Park, Orient – Readers’ Choice Pick

Stotzky Park, Riverhead

Veteran’s Memorial Park, Calverton

Best Downtowns

Greenport – Readers’ Choice Pick




Wading River

Best Hiking Trails

Downs Farm Preserve, Cutchogue

Hallock Stake Park Preserve, Riverhead

Mashomack Preserve, Shelter Island – Readers’ Choice Pick

Orient County Park, Orient

Peconic Dunes County Park, Southold