12/25/17 6:32am

The North Fork Trolley. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

North Fork visitors had another option to tour the region’s vineyards, shops and restaurants this fall — a weekend trolley service making stops from Mattituck to Greenport. The service, which was a test run for a permanent program, aimed to alleviate traffic congestion and promote tourism to carless travelers. (more…)

07/13/17 6:01am

Visitors to the North Fork will soon have another way of traveling among their favorite shops, restaurants and wineries as a North Fork trolley service is set to begin on Sept. 2.

The fall service, which will run until November, will act as a pilot program and organizers will adjust the service based on user response. An official launch is expected for spring 2018.

Those who wish to use the service will pay $10 for a bracelet which allows them to ride for the day. One trolley can fit about 30 people. READ

05/05/17 6:02am
Hedgewood Farm horse

Nancy Mullady of Southold grooms her horse Chelsea at Hedgewood Farm. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Perhaps Leonard Dank, owner of Fox Run Farm in Cutchogue, summed it up best when describing the benefits of horseback riding. Mastering equestrianism, it seems, can be a metaphor for succeeding at life.

“Riding, like any sport, it teaches you how to train. How to practice how to become better,” he said. “It’s a social thing, too. But mostly riding is an individual competition with yourself.”

It’s also one of those endeavors that has the benefit of being its own reward. (more…)

09/07/16 6:02am
vintage bicycle tours

Credit: Northforker file photo

What could be more fun than biking along the beautiful roads of the North Fork on your way to a delicious breakfast?

That’s the idea behind Riverhead Town’s Bike to Breakfast, which is set for Sunday, September 11 in Riverhead. (more…)

09/05/16 6:02am
The view of Oregon Road from the intersection with Bridge Lane in Cutchogue. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The view of Oregon Road from the intersection with Bridge Lane in Cutchogue. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

With stunning views of local waterways, acres of undeveloped pastures and rows and rows of lush grapevines, a long drive down one of the North Fork’s picturesque roads can be a relaxing and therapeutic exercise.

While it can be frustrating to traverse Main Road and the North Road, especially on Sundays in the fall, there are many long, serene roadways that are free from the hustle and bustle of the main arteries.

Here are five of our favorites for a Sunday drive.

Remember: If you do choose to make a trip down one of these streets, heed the speed limits and respect the people who live there. (more…)

06/20/16 3:13pm
The North Fork Food Truck visits McCall Wines in Cutchogue with Burger Firdays. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

The North Fork Food Truck visits McCall Wines in Cutchogue for Burger Fridays, one of the events our guest columnist recommends visiting using public transportation. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

When my husband and I moved out to the North Fork in 2015 after nearly 12 years in Manhattan, one of the most noticeable changes to everyday life was the need for a car to get around. For over a decade, I had grown accustomed to reliable public transportation and the expectation that I could get just about anywhere with my Metrocard or my bike.

A night out with friends in the East Village involved a simple jaunt aboard the M8 bus. The hassle of parking or the complexity of who was going to drive home never entered my thought process. I had even mastered the ride home from Trader Joe’s with my handlebars carefully balancing two giant bags of groceries.  (more…)