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Things to do on the North Fork 

Where to wine, dine and unwind for a weekend getaway

Danielle Douglass and Justin Cameron-Strange, both of San

Danielle Douglass and Justin Cameron-Strange, both of San Francisco, Calif., walk the wide lawn toward the Long Island Sound at Kontokosta Winery in Greenport. Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

The North Fork can fairly be called the down-to-earth “un-Hamptons,” a place to slow down and enjoy farmland vistas, salty air and small-town life. Flat country lanes dotted with produce stands and wine-tasting rooms beckon. In recent years, sophisticated restaurants, award-winning microbreweries, funky lodgings and quirky shops have cropped up, enlivening the scene. Here are some suggestions for staying, eating, drinking and exploring this quintessential Long Island destination.

WHERE TO STAY B&Bs, inns and more 

WHERE TO SIP Wine tasting, tours with a view

WHERE TO EAT From cheap eats to fine dining 

WHAT TO DO Play, explore and learn 

WHERE TO SHOP Antiques and local treasures 


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