09/20/17 6:04am
The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 23, 24 and 25. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 22, 23 and 24. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Some might argue that harvest is the best time on the East End.

With plenty of fall festivals, pumpkin picking, corn mazes and more, it certainly is often the busiest season.

Here are 9 festivals and events for fun on the North Fork this autumn. (more…)

12/07/16 6:09am
wildwood State Park

10 cabins will soon be built at Wildwood State Park. They will be open to the public in 2018. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file photo)

Wildwood State Park in Wading River will soon offer overnight stays in cabins, the New York State Parks Department announced last week.

Construction on 10 units will begin next year and the cabins are expected to open by the 2018 season. The buildings, along with cottages built at Heckscher State Park in East Islip, are the first indoor accommodations offered by Long Island state parks. Wildwood currently only offers sites for tents and trailers. (more…)

04/15/16 5:59am
oktoberfest garden of eve

Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market in Riverhead (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this weekend? Northforker has you covered.

Here are five events to check out. Or, as always, you can visit northforker.com/events for more ideas.


09/12/15 7:00am


This had to be some kind of prank. Was Ashton Kutcher hiding behind a bush? Was there a drone shooting a video overhead?

This couldn’t be real, thought longtime Wading River resident Jesse Swenk to himself late in the afternoon on Labor Day, at one point actually looking above his yard for a drone. READ

04/24/15 7:01am
Evan and Brian Huber

Evan and Brian Huber at Orient Beach State Park. (Credit: Laura Huber)

After a week of tests, science projects and spring colds, the Hubers needed to get out of the house.

We decided it would be a good idea to check out two places we had never been as a family: Orient Beach and Wildwood state parks. (more…)

10/30/14 1:00pm
Here are five great options for a North Fork date. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Here are five great options for a North Fork date. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Trying new things is the spice of life. Instead of spending your date night at the same old place again, why not shake it up with shared eats, drinks and a North Fork-style adventure?

Here are five date ideas to try out this weekend. (more…)