Embrace the Cold: Fun Winter Activities in North Fork

December 22, 2023

When the snow starts to fall and the temperatures drop, North Fork transforms into a winter wonderland, offering a wide array of activities that will make your cold-weather escape unforgettable. Whether you’re a fan of outdoor adventures or prefer cozy indoor experiences, North Fork has something for everyone. And there’s no better place to base your winter getaway than The Menhaden, our charming and luxurious boutique hotel located in the heart of Greenport. Let’s explore some of the exciting winter activities you can enjoy in North Fork


  1. Wine Tasting: North Fork is famous for its vineyards, and winter is a great time to enjoy wine tasting with fewer crowds. You can sip on some of the finest local wines at wineries like Kontokosta Winery or Sparkling Pointe, both just a short drive away from our boutique hotel
  2. Snowshoeing and Hiking: The North Fork landscape takes on a magical charm under a blanket of snow. Strap on some snowshoes or hiking boots and explore the serene beauty of North Fork’s parks and preserves. The Mashomack Preserve and Orient Beach State Park are ideal for winter walks.
  3. Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm:
    Experience the magic of the holiday season at Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm! Open on weekends starting November 18th, embark on a festive adventure by hiking through the picturesque farm to choose and cut down your own Christmas tree, or opt for one of our pre-cut options. Enjoy family-friendly activities like skating on our synthetic rink, pony or hay rides, and bouncing around in our fun bouncy houses. Click here for more info!
  4. Culinary Delights: North Fork’s culinary scene is vibrant year-round. Savor delectable seafood and farm-to-table dishes at local restaurants like The Halyard, or venture out to other nearby eateries to explore the diverse culinary offerings.
  5. Winter Festivals: North Fork hosts various winter festivals and events, including tree-lighting ceremonies and holiday markets. Check the local event calendar for activities happening during your stay


After a day of outdoor adventures, you’ll look forward to returning to The Menhaden. With our comfortable rooms and welcoming atmosphere, you’ll feel right at home. Curl up by the firepits with a cup of hot cocoa or enjoy a glass of wine from the hotel’s impressive wine selection.\

So, pack your warmest winter clothes and get ready to experience the enchanting winter season in North Fork. From outdoor adventures to cozy indoor escapes, North Fork has it all, and Our hotel is the perfect place to call your home away from home during your winter retreat. Book your stay today and get ready to create lasting memories in this charming corner of New York.