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Five Festive Things to Do on The North Fork of Long Island

New York’s North Fork, the eastern region of Long Island – one-hundred-twenty miles from the city is home to the state’s most beautiful vineyards, family-owned farm stands and restaurants. The North Fork is also home to some of the most festive holiday attractions on Long Island. We’ve assembled a list of the top five most festive things to do on the North Fork this holiday season.

  1. Enjoy a Long Island Wine Tour

Book a luxury Mercedes Sprinter and bring your friends. North Fork based companies, such as New Vine Wine Tours who boasts over 200+ 5-star TripAdvisor reviews for Long Island Wine Tours, will do the heavy lifting for you. From planning your vineyard tours, preparing a boxed lunch and handling all the details. New Vine Wine Tours is a family run business based on the North Fork, LI.

  1. Visit a North Fork Vineyard

Known as the hidden treasure of the North Fork, Pugliese Vineyards is a family owned and operated vineyard located in Cutchogue, NY. Since 1980, this locally owned winery hosts live music and entertainment during the season. For the holidays, Pugliese offers hand painted bottles of wine in festive gift baskets. Mrs. Pugliese has been painting the bottles by hand since 1980  and they make for an original gift basket idea for the holidays.

  1. Pick your Tree at Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm

Get the kids out of the house and into the holiday mood at Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm. Make a day of it. From a photo with Santa Claus to making S’mores over one of their fire pits, this is a must visit destination for the holiday season. You can cut your own tree down and enjoy a hot-spiced apple cider. They also have a holiday gift shop for those ornaments, gifts and decorations. This tree farm was first planted in 1979 and is under new management who are continuing the holiday traditions on the North Fork.

  1. Grab your Holiday Pies

No trip to the North Fork of Long Island is complete without a stop at the famous Briermere Farms. A fruit farm and bakery who bakes all of their pies, bread, muffins, cookies, cakes, jam and jellies from scratch right on site.

  1. Dine at the Cooperage Inn

Cooperage is the Gateway to the North Fork. Located at the western part of Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow, Cooperage Inn offers country dining in a holiday spirited setting. With safety precautions in place for clean air and distancing, Cooperage should be your last stop before leaving the North Fork.

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