Imagine waking up early one morning, and looking out of your bedroom window, to see the sun rising over budding grape vines. It’s quiet and peaceful, and it is the perfect way to start your weekend on the North Fork. This is what you will get at The Harvest Inn in Peconic. Right in the heart of Long Island Wine Country, there are many things to do within walking or biking distance from this bed and breakfast. So park the car and leave your keys, and check out these great activities in the surrounding area.
Sip on local wine
The local wine region has been making a name for itself in recent years, and wine tours have become a must-do on the North Fork. The Harvest Inn sits right on Raphael Vineyard and Winery. Take a short walk over to enjoy their award-winning wines, and also visit neighboring vineyards including Bedell Cellars, Lenz Winery, and Pindar Vineyards. The friendly staff members of each of these places can help you pick out the wines you would enjoy best as well.
A day at the beach
Enjoying pristine beaches and soaking up sun is easy when you take a vacation on the East End. Pack a picnic lunch and take out the paddleboard or canoe on Richmond Creek on Indian Neck Lane, or go for a dip at Goldsmith’s Inlet Beach during summer months. These quiet and secluded beaches will have you feeling relaxed and worlds away. It’ll be easy to spend hours here.
Take a different kind of tour
If you’re feeling adventurous and want to experience the North Fork in a unique way, grab some friends and check out the North Fork Wine Wagon . Tours start right in Peconic at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. where you can sip a range of tasty microbrews. Routes include east or westbound tours of the vineyards, and you can even check out a local farm stand to pick up some of the best seasonal produce the area has to offer. The added bonus – you’ll get a bit of a workout too!
Speaking of local produce, the farm scene on the North Fork is outstanding. Visitors come from far and wide to pick up the best local, organic fruits and veggies around. You can visit Krupski Farms for some great favorites to bring home with you, and even take a bike ride down Peconic Lane to A Taste of North Fork for homemade jams, mustards, sauces, and more made with fresh, local produce. Stop by Country Petals Flower Shop on Route 25 for a beautiful assortment of flowers to brighten your day.
All of this and more is just steps away from The Harvest Inn, and make for a perfect North Fork weekend. Whether it be a bottle of your favorite wine, or even some pretty shells from the beach, you can take a piece of the East End home with you from all of your stops. Thinking about maybe owning a treasure such as this? Contact Jerry Cibulski of Century 21 Alberston Realty for a tour of this magnificent bed and breakfast, and other great North Fork spots.