Once there starts to be a chill in the air, it’s time to ditch the Hamptons in search of something more quaint and cozy.
The North Fork of Long Island, New York, just across the Peconic Bay from the more glitzy Hamptons, offers wineries, pumpkin patches, and decadent restaurants for friends and families to enjoy.
Just an hour and 45 minutes from New York City, the North Fork is the perfect weekend escape. If driving isn’t for you, the Long Island Railroad makes several stops across the North Fork, all the way out to Greenport.
We’ve put together a guide for the perfect fall getaway in Long Island’s North Fork, including advice on where to eat, where to stay, and what to do.
Where to eat:
One of the most underrated parts of the North Fork is its up-and-coming food scene.
Caci, located in Southold, uses both locally sourced and Italian-imported ingredients to create its seasonal menus. Try any of the homemade pastas or hearty fall dishes.
Though it only opened a little over two years ago, American Beech, located on Main Street in Greenport, is already well-known for its market-fresh American fare. The buttermilk fried chicken is the perfect cozy dish.
For more family-friendly eats, try out Claudio’s, which is also located in Greenport. It’s the oldest, same-family-owned restaurant in the US, according to the National Restaurant Association.