09/11/19 6:00am

The Pumpkin Patch at Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm opens Saturday. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

One of the North Fork’s most recognizable Christmas tree farms is getting into the u-pick pumpkin business. Starting this Saturday, Sept. 14, The Pumpkin Patch at Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm will be open on weekends, offering u-pick pumpkins, children’s train rides and fireside wine and cider tastings. (more…)

09/10/19 6:00am

A woman snaps a photograph of a goat at Goodale Farms in Aquebogue. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

We cook their eggs and drink their wine, but how often do we fully immerse ourselves in the behind the scenes details of life on a North Fork farm?

For fans of the annual North Fork Foodie Tour, the answer is at least once per year. (more…)

09/09/19 6:00am

Rica owner Dr. Kristina Ivy at her Main Road pop up. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Bath, body and beach-chic lifestyle goods company Rica is extending its stay in Southold.

The Red Hook-based skincare company popped up on the Main Road in June for a two-month summer stay, but will stick around through the end of the year, selling its line of all natural, hand made body butters, oils, perfumes and cleansers. (more…)

09/08/19 6:01am

Brightwaters Farms in Bay Shore.

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Come late September, visitors from points west hit the road to harvest u-pick pumpkins on the North Fork.

We get it. The North Fork is a magical place come the fall with prime pumpkin picking at several local farms.

But for those looking to skip the traffic and stay a little closer to home, there are a handful of Long Island pumpkin patches bursting with charm and the seasonal bounty. (more…)

09/08/19 6:00am

The 96-room Marram hotel in Montauk held its soft opening in August. (Credit: Read McKendree)

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If you’re looking for a zero-stress fall getaway, there’s a new beachfront boutique resort designed for relaxation. Situated directly on the Atlantic Ocean, the 96-room Marram hotel recently opened in Montauk. (more…)

09/07/19 6:00am

Fall’s rolling in and schools have reopened, but kids don’t have to be the only ones expanding their minds. Fall is a great time to learn a new craft or art skill, even just for an evening.

The North Fork is awash with classes where you can create everything from a watercolor painting to a macrame wine bottle holder to whale sculptures from upcycled marine debris. All levels are welcome, including beginners, so don’t be intimidated. It’s all about having fun. (more…)