08/24/15 6:12am
Sound View Dunes Park in Peconic. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)

Sound View Dunes Park in Peconic. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)

The North Fork’s mature trees, meadows and mix of fresh and saltwater wetlands provide for some of the most scenic trails on Long Island.

The relatively flat land also means most walks will be easy to moderate in terms of difficulty and the region’s small size means you’ll never be too far from civilization. (more…)

07/22/15 2:08pm
Cattle at McCall Ranch (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Cattle at McCall Ranch
(Credit: Vera Chinese)

Peconic Land Trust will host its 13th Annual “Through Farms and Fields” country supper benefit on August 2, 2015. This year the event will honor the conservation efforts of Russell C. McCall — and you’re invited.

“Farms and Fields” celebrates the bounty of the East End, from the produce of our local farms and vineyards to the fish and seafood that comes from our waters. This year’s Master of Ceremonies will be chef and TV host George Hirsch. It will be the first time that the event is being held on the North Fork at McCall Vineyards and Ranch in Cutchogue. (more…)

10/17/14 11:00am
(Credit: Group for the East End)

(Credit: Group for the East End)

There’s plenty of fun to be had hiding in the environment around us.

Group for the East End, Southold Mothers’ Club, and Lyrical Children are hosting their second annual family scavenger hunt Saturday, Oct. 25, at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue. (more…)

07/09/14 9:00am
Children working on their nature journals during Monday's family event at Downs Farm Preserve. (Photo credit: Group for the East End)
Children working on nature journals during Monday’s family event at Downs Farm Preserve. (Photo credit: Group for the East End)

Scavenger hunts, animal encounters and kitchen chemistry. These are just a few low-cost, family-friendly programs offered at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue all summer long. (more…)