Cozy up in boutique style at The Menhaden, and take in the best of the North Fork of Long Island in its wintertime guise!

This is a wonderful time of year to explore our corner of the East End, with fewer crowds, plenty to do, and rich seasonal beauty at every turn. Throw in the upscale hospitality of our 16-room hotel in charming Greenport Village, and you’ve got an unbeatable North Fork winter escape to enjoy.

Classic Seasonal Pleasures on the North Fork

Take to the ice skating rink right here in Greenport, sailing through loops and figure-eights—and then warming up, naturally, with hot chocolate! Another skating rink awaits not far away at Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm in Cutchogue.

And if you’re staying at The Menhaden with young ones, don’t miss the Polar Express Trolley Ride offered by the North Fork Trolley.

Soak Up Some Long Island Wintertime Scenery & Nature

An essential part of the North Fork’s magic is the splendid coastal scenery and unique ecology. Take in the sunrise from Orient Point County Park and the sunset from one of our local beaches—often delightfully uncrowded in the winter—or along the Marion-Orient causeway. Hike Orient Beach State ParkInlet Pond County Park, or the Sound View Dunes close by, or explore fragrant conifer trails within precious remnants of the Long Island pine barrens, protected in numerous reserves.

Check and see if the North Fork Audubon Society is leaded a guided wintertime birdwatching outing, too…

Indoor Attractions

Warm up inside any number of indoor havens on the North Fork, not least the rich lineup of winery tasting rooms, breweries, and restaurants.

Steer your way to Riverhead, meanwhile, to enjoy the wonderments of the Long Island Aquarium, where you can nab up-close looks at everything from tiger stingrays and giant Pacific octopuses to the toothy denizens of the Lost City of Atlantis Shark Habitat. You can even dive among the (docile) sand tiger and nurse sharks populating that 120,000-gallon tank—or attend one of the aquarium’s daily Sea Lion Shows.

From numerous art galleries to the fascinating East End Seaport Museum here in Greenport, you won’t be hurting for choices when it comes to escaping the wintertime chill.

The Menhaden: Your Boutique Home Base for a Long Island Getaway This Winter

A mere two hours from New York City—and reachable by the Hampton Jitney or the Long Island Rail Road—The Menhaden provides note-perfect boutique hospitality in Greenport Village. Book your winter getaway with us today!