10/04/18 6:00am

Al, Nick and Kim Krupski inside their ‘haunted’ barn. (Credit: David Benthal)

For many, it’s hard to imagine a time when fall on the North Fork had little to do with pumpkins.

For Al Krupski, whose family farm was one of the first to place an emphasis on that crop, it isn’t all that difficult.

“We grew mostly potatoes,” he said of the Peconic farm his parents launched in 1950, “some cucumbers, some cauliflower. We didn’t get into pumpkins until 1976.”

Today, the sign on the side of the family’s barn welcomes visitors to Krupski’s Pumpkin Farm, the easternmost of nearly 20 farms in Riverhead and Southold towns that now offer pumpkin-picking. (more…)

09/30/18 6:10am

Harvest Day Fair at the Southampton History Museum. (Credit: William Roh)

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Columbus Day weekend in the Hamptons will be a busy one. There are plenty of activities — including the Hamptons International Film Festival — that everyone in the family will love, including your furry companions. (more…)

09/23/18 6:05am

Finger Lakes Wine Country. (Credit: Stu Gallagher Photography)

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Summer may be in our rearview mirrors, but cabin fever season is still miles away. Though the North Fork has plenty to offer during the fall, the season is ripe for going on one last adventure before it gets too cold to function.

Towns north of Long Island boast some of the same things we love about the North Fork. Think bucolic settings, fresh crops and wine to write home about. Put the top down and enjoy the crisp air and crisper apples. An idyllic excursion awaits further north. (more…)

09/15/18 6:00am

Pumpkins at Krupski Farms in Peconic. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

It’s that time again.

Pumpkin-everything season is back for 2018. That means pumpkin spice lattes from Hampton Coffee Company, Leaf Pile beer from Greenport Harbor Brewing Co., and best of all, North Fork pumpkins are ready to be picked.

Here is a handy guide on where to find them.

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09/05/18 5:55am

A lion mane jellyfish. (Credit: Chris Paparo)

No summer is complete with out talking about jellyfish. Every summer, like clockwork, reports of jellyfish make the local news, keeping beachgoers on the beach towel out of fear of getting stung. Do jellyfish really warrant such fear or are they just another misunderstood ocean critter?  (more…)

08/25/18 6:08am

Bug Light House. (Credit: Jeremy Garretson)

You don’t need your own boat — or even a friend with a boat — to enjoy an afternoon on the waters of the North Fork. There are more than a handful of charter services that offer a wide range of boating options. From historic lighthouse tours to sunset cruises to fully customized experiences, these charters have something for everyone. 

*All area codes are 631 unless otherwise noted. (more…)