Discover Long Island North Fork
Included for all our guests, is full use of our kayaks, canoes and paddle boards that you can launch right from our waterfront property. You can go out and explore the banks of the Peconic Bay, all while enjoying mother nature at her best.
Lighthouse Marina is right around the corner from us, offering boat and pontoon rentals for the day, week and month.Along with their boats, you can also rent tubes and water skies.
Unsure about operating a boat, but still want to explore the Great Peconic Bay? Have no fear, they have Captains to guide your vessel too.
So relax and enjoy your time out on the water.
Our guests receive complimentary beach passes to 5 local area beaches. One of them is South Jamesport Beach which is 6 minutes away from us. The beach is nice white sand, long gradual bottom and calm waters, great for young children. There is a snack bar, playground for your kids, bathrooms and outdoor showers to clean off. There is also an in-season lifeguard on staff as well.
Experience a guided winery tour of the North Fork of Long Island’s finest wineries. Jo-Ann Perry has worked more than 20 years in the Long Island Wine industry, offering her visitors a behind the scenes opportunity. Tours include visits to 4 unique wineries. Jo-Ann says, “By joining my tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the North Fork’s naturally beautiful vineyards, sample world class wines produced here and spend time with someone who knows and loves the area.”
Hallockville Museum Farm is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to re-connecting the community to their shared agricultural heritage. For a short 10 minute ride they invite you to visit for a museum tour, attend an educational class or workshop, bring your friends and family to the special events, fairs and festivals throughout the year!
The Maritime Museum is located in Greenport at the foot of 3rd Street, in the former railroad station, adjacent to the Shelter Island North Ferry Dock. It’s only 30 minutes away from us.
Inside, the museum boasts an array of exhibits on the maritime heritage of the area, including displays on the Greenport menhaden fishing industry, the oyster industry, lighthouse lenses, a model ship of the USS Ohio, and more.
The antique carousel is the focal point of Mitchell Park. Built in 1920 by the Herschell-Spillman Company, it was donated to the village by the Northrop-Grumman Corporation in 1995.
Greenport Village is rich in history and was recently named one of the prettiest towns in the USA. Enjoy our fine dining, great shopping, and historic charm.
Lavender by the Bay is a fun and picturesque place to go visit while staying here. They have 17 acres of farmland on the North Fork with twenty different varieties of lavender across the fields, yielding over 50,000 plants for cultivation. They have seasonal fresh cut bunches, dried lavender, lavender plants, lavender sachets, honey from our own beehives and other crafts at the farm during the growing season. It’s definitely a place to see and it’s just a short trip by car, further east of us.
Black Rock Sport Fishing Charters is perfectly located in Orient Point, NY on the East End of Long Island’s North Fork, a secret fishing haven previously known only to the locals. Orient Point fishing is well protected within minutes access to the bay, Long Island Sound, or ocean. Only 1 mile from the famous Plum Gut, where people come from hundreds of miles for its big Striped Bass fishing, Bluefish, Black Fish, and other sport fish. They are only 39 minutes away.
Golf Enthusiast? We have a great 18 hole golf coarse for you, only 13 minutes away from us. The coarse is a par 73 which has beautiful elevated tees and long generous lush fairways.
Their famous 18th hole is a 644-yard par 6, which is a challenging hole for an exciting finish.
Family Fun for Everyone at the Aquarium.
Only 8 minutes away. Long Island Aquarium provides an interactive and exciting educational experience by capturing the visitors’ imaginations and emphasizing the importance of marine life and environmental preservation.
Have Fun with the Family in a big Water Park. Splish Splash is one of the best places to visit in Long Island with Kids and is voted one of the Best Water Parks in America by the Travel Channel! With 96 exciting acres of family fun, everywhere you turn you will discover another one-of-a-kind water attraction.
Only 20 minutes away.
Hampton Jitney Bus Day Trips – Take a day to go into New York City to see musicals, festivals, the Intrepid. Maybe you want to take a small cruise on the Hudson or see the Statue of Liberty. How about the World Trade Center Memorial and Freedom Tower. You can even go to the Bronx Zoo.
On the Docks is a family owned and operated full service restaurant and bar.
They have salads, sandwiches, burgers, seafood and full entrees.
Beer is on tap, bottled and specially made cocktails.
They are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
You can be seated indoors or on a beautiful outdoor dining area overlooking the water.
It’s only a 7 minute walk away.
Opened in June of 2008, by partners Adam Lovett and Tom Schaudel, aMano brings a hint of the Tuscan countryside to Mattituck. Wood oven fired pizza and pastas star on the menu along with local ingredients from the nearby farms and bay. The Italian inspired appetizers and entrees are paired with wines from both Long Island and Italy to showcase both Old and New World Flavor.
A Touch of Venice Restaurant has served quality cuisine in generous portions at its Mattituck location since it opened in 1988. Menu selections range from Italian cuisine to the restaurant’s own inspirations and are “made from the finest ingredients, fusing the produce of local farms and wineries with imported specialties from Italy,” said head chef and co-owner Brian Pennacchia.
Digger O’ Dells was relaunched in 2005 by husband and wife team, Stephen & Chéri Wirth as Digger’s Ales N’ Eats. Their main focus was to offer their guests a lively atmosphere, tasty food and an extensive selection of beer, spirits and wine, all served by a friendly staff.
The Lighthouse Market is just around the corner from our place. It’s a 2 minute drive or 14 minute walk. There are benches and tables by the water, where you can eat and enjoy your food outdoors.
Porto Bello is an upscale, Northern Italian style restaurant located in Stirling Harbor in the heart of the North Fork of Long Island’s booming wine country. The owner, Diana DiVello, partnered with her mother Francesca DiVello for 17 years dating back to the early 90's and is now at the helm, guiding Porto Bello’s second generation.
Since 1950, the Modern Snack Bar has been a North Fork landmark for great home cooking. Don’t let our name fool you. We still have great burgers and sandwiches. Today, our menu includes such East End favorites as Roast L.I. Duck, Fresh Flounder, and our famous Lobster Salad. Specials of the Day include Roast Loin of Pork, Chicken Pot Pie, and Shrimp Parmesan, just to name a few. Whether you’re having lunch or dinner, there is something for everyone on our menu. Bring the whole family.
Paumanok is a beautiful setting to enjoy a glass of wine with a cheese or charcuterie platter (weather permitting) on our outdoor deck overlooking the vineyards.
Paumanok also offers a selection of local and regional cheeses and charcuterie platters as well as fresh, local oysters on Saturdays during the summer months. These platters are offered for consumption indoors or outdoors.
Winery Established: 1981
Vineyard: 60 acres all tended to with Sustainable Farming Practices
Wines: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Blanc (White Port “Anna”) Semi Glace (Ice Wine), Late Harvest Riesling, Verjus (Grape Juice), Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Melange de Trois (Bordeaux Blend).
Today, our warm, inviting tasting room, a renovated potato barn, crowns those 10 acres, now under vine. With top-notch vineyard management and award-winning winemaking, we believe our wines are distinctive—not the typical Merlot or Chardonnay—because we actively combine lots whose different, yet complementary qualities make wines with character and balance.
Laurel Lake Winery is housed within the elegant, colonial-style building with a tasting room highlighted by an antique, landmark bar, stained windows, and a gift shop with varied and unique items. The expansive two story deck overlooking the vineyard provides an opportunity for guest to enjoy a glass of wine or a picnic. Laurel Lake regularly schedules live music, tours and specials events for the whole family. It is such a wonderful place, that every year many couples choose to celebrate their wedding with us.
Our vineyard lies to north of our Wine Barn in Mattituck on a southern facing stony hillside with the terroir mimicking the climate and geology of the Bordeaux region. Our vineyard thrives in our maritime climate and under the careful attention of expert vineyard manager and winemaker, Ed Harbes. We invite you to enjoy the award winning fruits of our labor.
Tourism on the North Fork of Long Island New York
A visit to the picturesque Long Island North Fork provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy natural beauty and tranquility. Enjoy serene bike rides and hiking on our country roads and through lush parks. Fish in our abundant waters, have family fun at the beaches, parks and discover more of our historic Island as to what it has to offer.
There are 40 plus vineyards currently operating on Long Island, producing premium wine from over 20 classic vinifera grape varieties. With their pristine quality and each having their own distinct taste. It’s an endless treasure of wine tastings for you to to go and enjoy.
Plus the North Fork has so many variety of restaurants and cafe’s that offer everything from regional cuisine made using local farm grown products and seafood. And whether you’re seeking a casual waterfront lunch served al fresco or a five-course dinner complete with local wine pairings, the North Fork presents a culinary experience not to be missed. Choose your cottage and book with us today!