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From left to right: Michael Cronin, of Huntington; (Credit: Ursula Moore)

From left to right: Michael Cronin, of Huntington; Michelle Leclaire, of Bay Shore; Joe Kehl, of East Islip; Patricia Loviglio, of East Islip; Kristin Diamandis, of Melville; Matt Perciavalle, of Melville, attend the Hard Cider Festival at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Fun on the North Fork 2012

Wineries, farms, waterfront dining: There's something for everybody on Long Island's North Fork. Check out how people have been passing the time. You may find something you want to indulge in.

Jon Salois, of Manhattan, drinks a cup of
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Jon Salois, of Manhattan, drinks a cup of Curious Traveler Shandy at the Hard Cider Festival at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. (Oct. 20, 2012)

From left to right: Michael Cronin, of Huntington;
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

From left to right: Michael Cronin, of Huntington; Michelle Leclaire, of Bay Shore; Joe Kehl, of East Islip; Patricia Loviglio, of East Islip; Kristin Diamandis, of Melville; Matt Perciavalle, of Melville, attend the Hard Cider Festival at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Christie Brown, of Brooklyn, sips a cup of
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Christie Brown, of Brooklyn, sips a cup of Curious Traveler Shandy at the Hard Cider Festival at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. (Oct. 20, 2012)

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Jennilee Morris, owner of Bonnie Jean's Casual American
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Jennilee Morris, owner of Bonnie Jean's Casual American Eatery, prepares chicken crepes for a cooking with cider demonstration at the Hard Cider Festival at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Peconic Bay Winery general manager James Silver holds
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Peconic Bay Winery general manager James Silver holds a cup of True Believer Sparkling Hard Cider at the Hard Cider Festival at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Steve Carpou, of Medford, smokes a chocolate cigar
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Steve Carpou, of Medford, smokes a chocolate cigar at the Hard Cider Festival at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Eddie Ayala performs live music at the Hard
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Eddie Ayala performs live music at the Hard Cider Festival at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. (Oct. 20, 2012)

From left to right: Susan Matejov, Christie Miegl,
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

From left to right: Susan Matejov, Christie Miegl, Kara Matejov, Amanda Colban and Jean Miegl, all of Seaford, attend the Hard Cider Festival at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. (Oct. 20, 2012)

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Tom Fattah, of Bellmore, holds a cup of
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Tom Fattah, of Bellmore, holds a cup of Angry Orchard Hard Cider at the Hard Cider Festival at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Mark Morton, of Goshen, N.Y., serves Doc's Draft
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Mark Morton, of Goshen, N.Y., serves Doc's Draft Hard Cider at the Hard Cider Festival at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Emily Margulis, of Dix Hills, enjoys a cup
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Emily Margulis, of Dix Hills, enjoys a cup of Angry Orchard Hard Cider at the Hard Cider Festival at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Geoff Schroeder, of Greenport, pours a cup of
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Geoff Schroeder, of Greenport, pours a cup of True Believer Hard Cider for Ashley and Justin Snider, of Port Jefferson, at the Hard Cider Festival at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Mother and daughter bartenders Danielle McBride, 21, and
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

Mother and daughter bartenders Danielle McBride, 21, and Vicki McBride, 48, both of Cutchogue, pour glasses of red and white wines at Vineyard 48. On Saturdays, Vineyard 48 offers wine tastings that draw people from all over the Island. (Sept. 29, 2012)

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Trudy Obrien, 29, of Bellmore, celebrates before her
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Trudy Obrien, 29, of Bellmore, celebrates before her wedding next Saturday, with her bridal party at Vineyard 48 in Cutchogue. On Saturdays, Vineyard 48 offers wine tastings that draw people from all over the Island. (Sept. 29, 2012)

On Saturdays, Vineyard 48 in Cutchogue offers wine
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

On Saturdays, Vineyard 48 in Cutchogue offers wine tastings that draw people from all over Long Island. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Formerly Bidwell Vineyard, the 33-acre estate on Route
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Formerly Bidwell Vineyard, the 33-acre estate on Route 48 in Cutchogue, reopened eight years ago as Vineyard 48. On Saturdays, Vineyard 48 offers wine tastings that draw people from all over the Island. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Vineyard 48 in Cutchogue is one of the
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

Vineyard 48 in Cutchogue is one of the many destinations on the North Fork. One of its most popular wines is the Peach Wine NOFO. On Saturdays, Vineyard 48 offers wine tastings that draw people from all over the Island. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Aleks Schafer, left, 21, Nick Johnson, 21, and
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Aleks Schafer, left, 21, Nick Johnson, 21, and Joe Verderber, 21, all of Riverhead, enjoy hand-rolled cigars at Vineyard 48 in Cutchogue. On Saturdays, Vineyard 48 offers wine tastings that draw people from all over the Island. (Sept. 29, 2012)

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On Saturdays, Vineyard 48 offers wine tastings that
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

On Saturdays, Vineyard 48 offers wine tastings that draw people from all over the Island. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Lauren Cirillo, 22, of Smithtown, and Jacqueline King,
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

Lauren Cirillo, 22, of Smithtown, and Jacqueline King, 22, of North Babylon, sip riesling and champagne at Vineyard 48 in Cutchogue. (Sept. 29, 2012)

DJ Michael Anthony, 31, of Lindenhurst, spins some
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

DJ Michael Anthony, 31, of Lindenhurst, spins some sets at Vineyard 48 in Cutchogue. On Saturdays, Vineyard 48 offers wine tastings that draw people from all over the Island. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Lyn Fay, 39, and her son Edward, 2,
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Lyn Fay, 39, and her son Edward, 2, of Southold, pose for a picture behind bars at the Greenport Jail and Police Museum during the Greenport Maritime Festival. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Lisa Dabrowski, 43, of Cutchogue, holds her pet
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Lisa Dabrowski, 43, of Cutchogue, holds her pet duck, Roxy, at the Greenport Maritime Festival. (Sept. 22, 2012)

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Grace Dinizio, 11, of Greenport, stands victorious after
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Grace Dinizio, 11, of Greenport, stands victorious after winning the rib eating contest at the Greenport Maritime Festival. Dinizio was not only the lone female in the contest, but also the youngest participant. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Andrew Stamas, 17, of Bayside, Queens, competes in
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Andrew Stamas, 17, of Bayside, Queens, competes in the rib eating contest outside Claudio's Restaurant during the Greenport Maritime Festival. (Sept. 22, 2012)

The Kings of the Coast Pirate Troupe, left
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The Kings of the Coast Pirate Troupe, left to right, James Lusciano, Thomas McKenna, Jason Fierro and Jeff Heyman, on ground, finish their sword fight on the shore of Greenport Harbor at the Maritime Festival. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Christopher Dolce, 14, of Cutchogue, leads in the
(Credit: Andrew Kozak)

Christopher Dolce, 14, of Cutchogue, leads in the kayak derby by several yards during the Greenport Maritime Festival. Dolce was one of the youngest contestants in the race. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Contestants in the kayak derby during the Greenport
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Contestants in the kayak derby during the Greenport Maritime Festival push off from the shore for the first heat of the race. (Sept. 22, 2012)

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Susan Irwin and Mark Shehan, of Westhampton, receive
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Susan Irwin and Mark Shehan, of Westhampton, receive a free bottle of wine at the 47th annual Vintage Car Rally at Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Patrick Marchand, of Cutchogue, stands next to his
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Patrick Marchand, of Cutchogue, stands next to his 1969 Porsche at the 47th annual Vintage Car Rally at Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue (Sept. 15, 2012)

Steven Kaufman and his fiancee, Erika Zizzo, both
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Steven Kaufman and his fiancee, Erika Zizzo, both of Oyster Bay, attend the 47th annual Vintage Car Rally at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Ginger Sagau, of Holbrook, and her granddaughter, Kimberly
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Ginger Sagau, of Holbrook, and her granddaughter, Kimberly Lombardi, of Centereach, sit on Sagau's 1992 Porsche at the 47th annual Vintage Car Rally at Peconic Bay Winery. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Ken Gutwein, of Glen Cove, sits inside his
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Ken Gutwein, of Glen Cove, sits inside his 1989 Porsche at the 47th annual Vintage Car Rally at the Peconic Bay Winery. (Sept. 15, 2012)

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Peter Portanova, co-chairperson of the Metro New York
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Peter Portanova, co-chairperson of the Metro New York Region Porsche Club of America, and his wife, Adele, attend the 47th annual Vintage Car Rally at the Peconic Bay Winery. (Sept. 15, 2012)

A 1969 blue two-door Porsche is among the
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

A 1969 blue two-door Porsche is among the cars at the 47th annual Vintage Car Rally at the Peconic Bay Winery. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Barbara and Don Coburn, chairpersons of the Metro
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Barbara and Don Coburn, chairpersons of the Metro New York Region Porsche Club of America, attend the 47th annual Vintage Car Rally at the Peconic Bay Winery. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Peter and Joanne Schneider, of Long Valley, N.J.,
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Peter and Joanne Schneider, of Long Valley, N.J., enjoy a glass of wine at the 47th annual Vintage Car Rally at the Peconic Bay Winery. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Unique Antique Designs recently opened in May on
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Unique Antique Designs recently opened in May on Route 25 in Southold. (Sept. 2, 2012)

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Daryl Malter recently opened her store, Unique Antique
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Daryl Malter recently opened her store, Unique Antique Designs, on Route 25 in Southold. She sells specialty items including vintage corkscrew wine openers, works by local artists and aprons sewn from vintage clothing. (Sept. 2, 2012)

Southold storeowner Michael Braverman stands outside b.Home with
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Southold storeowner Michael Braverman stands outside b.Home with the store's manager Edgar Cortes. They tried to lure end-of-summer visitors into the store with an outdoor display. (Sept. 2, 2012)

When owner Michael Braverman opened b.Home in Southold
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

When owner Michael Braverman opened b.Home in Southold six years ago, he said he wanted "everything in the store to be special." (Sept. 2, 2012)

Kevin Shannon, one of the co-owners of Complement
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Kevin Shannon, one of the co-owners of Complement the Chef cooking and home store, said there is no place quite like Southold. (Sept. 2, 2012)

Paul Dichtl, 53, of Calverton, was one of
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Paul Dichtl, 53, of Calverton, was one of the first bowlers on the lanes at The All Star, a new bowling alley in Riverhead. (Aug. 30, 2012)

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Bowlers enjoy the lanes and the food at
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Bowlers enjoy the lanes and the food at the opening night of The All Star, a new bowling alley in Riverhead. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Robyn Schneider, 16, of Riverhead, is congratulated by
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Robyn Schneider, 16, of Riverhead, is congratulated by friends after bowling a strike at the opening night of The All Star, a new bowling alley in Riverhead. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Robyn Schneider, 16, of Riverhead, is congratulated by
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Robyn Schneider, 16, of Riverhead, is congratulated by friends after bowling a strike at the opening night of The All Star, a new bowling alley in Riverhead. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Friends cheer on a bowler at the opening
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Friends cheer on a bowler at the opening night of The All Star, a new 28-lane bowling alley in Riverhead. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Karolina Wysocka, 24, and Marek Wasaznik, 50, of
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Karolina Wysocka, 24, and Marek Wasaznik, 50, of the Ballroom Dance Factory in Patchogue performed an international waltz during the inaugural Enchanted Evening Ballroom Show and Benefit Dance at the Polish Hall in Riverhead. (Aug. 31, 2012)

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A couple dances together during the inaugural Enchanted
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A couple dances together during the inaugural Enchanted Evening Ballroom Show and Benefit Dance at the Polish Hall in Riverhead. (Aug. 31, 2012)

Karolina Wysocka, 24, and Marek Wasaznik, 50, of
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Karolina Wysocka, 24, and Marek Wasaznik, 50, of the Ballroom Dance Factory in Patchogue performed an international waltz during the inaugural Enchanted Evening Ballroom Show and Benefit Dance at Polish Hall in Riverhead. (Aug. 31, 2012)

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