Weekend Trip: one day at North Fork

North Fork.

A 30-mile long peninsula in the northeast part of Suffolk County, NY, about 75 miles east of Manhattan. It took us about an hour and a half from Queens with no traffic.

What’s there to do, you ask? Seafood, wineries, and quaint little shoppes. It’s the part of New York that you don’t see on TV.

We were famished when we got to the area, so we refueled at Claudio’s, right by the water.

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It was pretty much a tourist trap — pricey and mediocre. However, I enjoyed the wine and sweet potato waffle fries. Too bad the wine was from Sonoma and not local…


We walked around and went into a toy store…

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Cute handcrafted souvenirs!

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An artisan boutique that I’ve been telling everyone to go to if they ever were to visit North Fork — The White Weathered Barn.


And then this sign caught my eye…


It was time for coffee.

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I don’t know how I feel about this coffee being the “best” in town…


Boats and carousels make great photo ops for newlyweds.

Finally, what we came here for. We picked a random winery that we found through Yelp called Sparkling Pointe. They only serve sparkling wines here, but there are more than 30 vineyards out here to choose from (most if not all close at 6pm).

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I love this photo of my friend and her boyfriend.

As we drove away from the vineyard, we stopped at one last spot: Harbes Family Farm. They make the best roasted sweet corn!


I would love to come back next summer and try the other vineyards! Such a quaint little town, and it was perfect weather for a lazy Saturday stroll. There are thrift shops and antique stores, handcrafted jewelry, restaurants, coffee shops, farms and wineries. Most people stay over for a night or the weekend, which is not a bad idea.

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