Northfrkd Itineraries Post Sandy

Visit the North Fork and help support those affected by Superstorm Sandy.

During the month of November 50% of all proceeds from NORTHFRKD ITINERARIES will be donated to the American Red Cross to help in the recovery efforts.

Businesses are open. Wineries are pouring. Restaurants are cooking up goodness. So come on out and enjoy yourself and help a good cause. Don't sweat the details we have your weekend all charted out for you. Get all you need to know about NORTHFRKD ITINERARIES here  >

North Fork Adventures

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Starting this month northfrkd has created NORTHFRKD ITINERARIES, expertly curated itineraries delivered right to your inbox. Too busy to figure out where to eat, where to find that perfect Merlot, where to drop your bags for the weekend? Well don't sweat the details, we've done all the work for you with three thoughtful itineraries based on you, the traveler. The Weekender, The Foodie and The Wine Lover offer up three days of adventure taking you to the most interesting and notable places on the North Fork specific to your profile. Don't worry about finding your way, we've added Google Maps to help keep you on track. Plus with our NORTHFRKD VOUCHERS you get to save money along the way with special savings on wine, food and specialty items. The cost of your itinerary actually pays for itself! It's easy and portable. Print out or download all you'll need to your computer or mobile device. Find out more about NORTHFRKD ITINERARIES here  >

On the Waterfront

PHOTO BY DAVID KORCHINAlong with Vine Street Cafe, chef and owner Terry Harwood opens another northfrkd favorite, Blue Canoe, located on the edge of the Greenport marina with picturesque views of the bay and Shelter Island. Within just a few short months of opening they've captured a faithful following not to mention the People's Choice award for best clam chowder at this years Maritime Festival. The casual, seaside atmosphere is a great new addition to the neighborhood. Welcome! Get more details >

Pumpkins + Produce

PHOTO BY DAVID KORCHINWith Suffolk County listed as the top pumpkin producer in NY state and with the favorable weather this season it's a bumper crop of pumpkins this year here on the east end. Wickham's Fruit Farm. is already boasting the largest pumpkins on the North Fork. While you're out hunting down the perfect gourd here's a list of other produce available on the farms and in the stands.
Broccoli: June - Nov
Cabbage: June - Nov
Lettuce: June - Oct
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Mind Body and Soul

PHOTO BY DAVID KORCHINCalm and wellbeing has taken over a small corner of Greenport. Located in the old Masonic Temple, Five Branches, which opened in May, is not just a spa but is focused on the overall well being of its customers, says owner Rachel Reich. The name stems from the “five branches” of a holistic lifestyle that include acupuncture, massage, diet, herbs and exercise which Rachel, along with her two sisters Jenny Wood and Carolyn Reich, offer at this welcoming location. Treat yourself to a life changing experience!  Get more info >

Fall in Love with the North Fork

PHOTO BY DAVID KORCHINHere are some of our favorite things to do when autumn hits the North Fork. A bowl of chowder and some oysters at Blue Canoe. Love Lane Kitchen's lobster roll. A foamy latte at Aldo's. A glass or two of Pinot at McCall Wines. Wandering through Orient Village. Noah's crab taco. A walk through Shinn Estate Vineyards. Collecting shells on Cedar Beach. 9 holes at Cedars Golf Course. A blackberry-apple pie at Briermere Farm. Pumpkin and apple picking at Wickham's Fruit Farm. Late afternoon cocktails on the beach with plenty of blankets, wine and Salamander's fried chicken.

Fall Show Times

PHOTO BY DAVID KORCHINEvery night the sky on the North Fork lights up with a dazzling array of stars. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, they put on a show. Here is this years line up of star gazing events. To get an up close look, head to our very own observatory, The Custer Institute, where there are stargazing events every Saturday night, weather permitting, and where you can get your hands on their high powered telescopes.
Sat/Oct. 20:
Orionid Meteor Shower
Sat/Nov 17:
Leonid Meteor Shower
Wed/Nov 28:
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Sat/Dec 1:
Jupiter Appreciation Night
(weather permitting)
Sat/Dec 15: Geminid Meteor Shower


Need a little help mapping out the night sky? Well… there’s an app for that. Actually there’s a fabulous app for that, winner of the Best App award for 2009 and 2010. Star Walk lets you simply point your device to the sky and automatically map out the constellations. You can also track moving satellites, look at skies from nights past or the future and tap anywhere on the screen to get a star's exact position in the sky. Amazing, and only $2.99. Find it on iTunes.