10/31/16 6:00am
Old burying grounds like this one in Cuthogue are located on the North Fork. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)

Old burying grounds like this one in Cutchogue are located on the North Fork. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)

In the midst of carving pumpkins and picking out Halloween costumes, the fall season’s brisk weather is also ideal for strolling through the North Fork’s oldest and most historic cemeteries.

Here’s a roundup of a few recommended sites and some notable headstones to look out for during your visit.

Click on the tabs below for details about Old Burying Ground in Cutchogue (2); Southold Presbyterian Cemetery (3); Old Bethany Cemetery in Mattituck (4); East Marion Cemetery (5); and more (6).

09/01/13 10:30am
cemetery tour Southold’s Old Burying Ground

Photo by Rachel Young | Melissa Andruski, Southold Free Library’s adult program coordinator, next to the tomb of Ezra L’Hommedieu, an 18th-century adviser to George Washington.

If you’re in the mood for a guided tour that blends Southold history with just a hint of the macabre, Southold Free Library’s sunset cemetery visits are just the ticket.

Led by Melissa Andruski, the library’s adult program coordinator, the cemetery visits offer the public the opportunity to explore Southold’s Old Burying Ground, the site of a 17th-century English burial ground — the oldest in the state. (more…)