Hadley Wiggins walking on North Fork beach

Sound View Winter Explorer

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Adventure Like A Local

Embrace the Clarity of Winter with our curated itineraries of a day in the life of a North Forker - the blueprint for your two-day North Fork escape from it all. From charming towns to nature walks to vineyards, find inspiration to start planning your trip or let us take care of the details for you. Browse our itineraries below and start planning your stay today - kindly confirm each experience's schedule before heading out or let our front desk team confirm for you.*

Day 1- Itinerary

8 am - Wake to the sound of the sea rhythmically lapping against the shore and dress for a cool day with hiking shoes afoot. Hop in the car and drive over to North Fork Roasting Co. and ask for an almond milk-based Bee Sting or their changing seasonal specialties.

10 am - Head east to Orient Beach State Park and spend a meditative hour strolling on the beach before stopping by the perfectly imperfect Narrow River Marina for some photos.

12 pm - It's time for a well-deserved lunch at Orient Country Store on Orient's charming Village Lane and maybe one of their famous pies to take home. Make sure to check the hours in the winter.

1 pm - Work your way back west to the tasting room at Matchbook Distilling Co. Take a tour of the distillery, make your own gin, or just enjoy a tasting of some spirits.

2 pm - Time to head back to the hotel to relax and read a couple chapters in your book before stepping out on your deck for sunset at 5. Winter sunsets are a special kind of magic.

7 pm - Walk over to The Halyard Restaurant (or better yet order room service) and try something from the new cocktail menu and dinner. Back to the room by 9pm to watch a film and go to bed by the sea.

Day 2 - Itinerary

8 am - Rise and shine and it's off to Aldo's Coffee Company for old-world-style coffee and biscotti in Greenport Village.

9 am - Take a short walk over to Bruce & Son for breakfast or if you're looking for something quick and easy like an egg sandwich to eat by the marina try, Goldberg's .

10 am - Hop on the ferry to Shelter Island and spend an hour walking the coastline of Mashomack Preserve, one of the richest habitats in the Northeast.

11 am - Grab the South Ferry (and don't forget to buy your round trip ticket!) for an early lunch at Sag Pizza before a visit to the Parrish Museum.

2 pm - After a couple hours at the Parrish, make your way to the tasting room at Wölffer Estate Vineyard to sip on a taste of the Noblesse Oblige.

4 pm - Make a point to be back on the South Ferry by 4 so you can catch the sunset from the North Ferry at 5.

5 pm - Back in Greenport, it's time to head back to the hotel to relax and get cleaned up for dinner.  For fine dining try North Fork Table and Inn or if you're feeling more low-key Lucharitos has wonderful Mexican, there's more great pizza at 1943 Pizza Bar or you can connect with the locals at  Sophie's.

More North Fork Favorites

Lunch – Cozy local's favorite featuring new American style dishes at First & South.

Farms - Goodale Farms and 8 Hands Farm.

Bars - Brix & Rye and Black Llama Bar.

Dive Bars - Whiskey Wind or if you venture to Mattituck check out The Broken Down Valise Pub.

Distillery - Matchbook Distilling Co.

Wineries -
always check the hours
Jamesport Vineyards,
Lieb Cellars,
Macari Vineyards,
Paumanok Vineyards,
Bridge Lane Wine,
Suhru Wines,
McCall Wines,
Borghese Vineyard, and
Rose Hill.

Ready to see the North Fork?

Cozy up at Sound View Greenport this holiday season with our Hello Holidays package. You’ll rejoice in a little more space with a complimentary room upgrade and warm up from the winter breeze with two complimentary cocktails at The Halyard. Book this package before January 31, 2024 to receive an additional 15% on our best available rate.

Our fireplace is roaring and the board games are dusted off ready for your next visit. Chart your own course at our seaside hotel.