If you’re a visitor to the North Fork, you’re almost certainly having a great time discovering the area’s world-class wineries, quiet beaches, farm-to-table restaurants and local boutiques. It’s not a big region, but there’s so much going on! You can explore Greenport, our historic seaside village, eat fresh-caught shellfish and seafood, and visit farms growing flowers, livestock and vegetables. And spend the day on the Peconic Bay, taste wine, discover handmade local products like spicy rubs and sea salts, and so much more.
Greenport is such an amazing place. Practically everyone who visits falls in love with this little seaside village, because it’s such a perfect blend of historic charm, family friendliness, and an ambience that ranges effortlessly from the casual to the upscale. The restaurants, art galleries, eclectic shops and clothing boutiques that line Front and Main Streets offer a warm welcome; grassy Mitchell Park on the harbor is green and inviting – it seems like the Grumman carousel is always spinning. And what better way to catch the salty sea breeze coming in over the sparkling water, than to stroll along the docks on a sunny afternoon? What’s really special about the North Fork and Greenport is that we have a tasteful yet casual, friendly vibe. People are here to relax and have fun, and it’s a great place for families with kids, too.
Of course, much of our popularity comes from the wine industry. In turn, Greenport is the cultural, shopping and dining center of the North Fork. It’s a synergistic relationship. On a typical day, people stop at a few wineries, then get a bite to eat in Greenport, shop, and stroll along the harbor front. We’ve gathered a wealth of information on what’s available in Greenport and the surrounding area to help you make the most of your time here, whether it’s for a day, a week or all year long.
Gwendolen Groocock. Editor