Fall Activities in North Fork

September 19, 2023

From the vibrant foliage to the pristine coastline, fall on the North Fork is all about the natural scenery. Leisurely bike rides, seaside hikes, and of course, marveling at the changing of the leaves are just some of the ways travelers can take advantage of the region’s seasonal wonders. Autumnal activities abound, including apple picking, hot cider tasting, and small-town festivals and fairs. And if you’re looking for the best hotels near Long Island, you’ve come to the right place — The Menhaden provides a cozy B&B escape like none other.   


Enjoy All the Best Fall Activities on Long Island

When autumn arrives, the North Fork comes alive. There’s simply nothing like spending a breezy fall day at a stunning Long Island winery on the water, hiking through brilliantly colored woodlands and fields, and listening to live folk tunes at an old-fashioned county fair. Apple picking is an autumn tradition in New York state — the best picking can be found at Harbes Farm & Vineyard, complete with the added bonus of hayrides, live music, and a corn maze, among other fall activities (on select weekends). Plus, indulge in seasonal treats like roasted corn, cider donuts, and pumpkin pastries from farm stands and local cafes all over the island. Try Lewis Farms and Sep’s Family Farms for the tastiest farm-fresh baked goods in town.


One of the most beloved fall activities in North Fork is attending the Hallockville County Fair. People of all ages come to spend the day perusing handcrafted wares and exhibits, going on hayrides and tractor pulls, and sampling local bites and drinks. Hikes of note include the trails at Soundview Dunes Park and Orient Beach State Park (the latter has a rare maritime-red-cedar forest), and both Hallock State Park Preserve and Indian Island County Park are great for leaf-peeping. While there are around 50 wineries on the North Fork, try Croteaux Vineyards for their impeccable rose and stylish tasting barn and garden, and Kontokosta Winery for the killer views of Long Island Sound. Finally, those planning their Long Island weekend getaway for this fall would do well to book the best of the best North Fork NY hotels: The Menhaden.    


Savor the Season’s Pleasures at The Menhaden 

When the summer crowds thin out and beautiful fall is in full swing, it’s time to get away to the best luxury hotels in Long Island NY. The Menhaden is located within just a few minutes’ drive from Greenport’s restaurants and shops, with sprawling views of the harbor to boot. Considering this hotel’s quaint size and personalized amenities — a General Store with homemade pastries, galleys stocked with snacks and drinks, complimentary bikes, and an electric Menhaden Moke house car (in addition to the North Fork’s only roof deck) — you’ll feel less like a customer than a visitor in someone’s tastefully appointed home. When choosing Greenport Long Island hotels, the Menhaden stands out for its well-curated details, homey decor, and commitment to excellent service. You’ll never want to leave.