Family Fun On the North Fork

Northfork2Looking for some new places to go with the family? Take a trip out to the North Fork! The North Fork of Long Island offers such a variety of activities, that there is something for each member of the family, and you don’t have to go far either to enjoy it all.

The North Fork of Long Island has an abundance of attractions for the family. For the kiddos who enjoy learning some history about Long Island, try the East End Seaport Museum, Southold Indian Museum, Hallockville Museum Farm, or the Railroad Museum of Long Island.  Whether they are into trains or learning about farming on Long Island, there are several museums to choose from.

aquarium2Have any animal lovers in the family? Head on over to the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center, or Long Island Game Farm. Did you know that there is even a buffalo farm on Long Island? You can see them at North Quarter Buffalo Farm. Call Tweed’s Restaurant and Buffalo Bar to arrange a tour.

SONY DSCIf it’s a hot, sunny day, let the family cool off at Splish-Splash. The North Fork definitely has no shortages of beaches either. Take the family to Orient Beach State Park for some fun in the sun!

For the little ones who like hands on fun, check out the Long Island Science Center.

Why not show the little ones how some of the delicious foods they eat are grown right here on Long Island? There are multiple pick your own areas on the North Fork year round to take the family. Check out these other LI Mamas articles for some ideas and locations: How to Enjoy Long Island’s Fresh Summer Produce and How to Enjoy Long Island’s Fresh Strawberry Crop.

There is plenty to celebrate on the North Fork, and they do with yearly festivals and events such as these: Mattituck Strawberry FestivalPolish Town Street Fair & Polka FestivalNorth Fork Horseradish Festival,  Maritime Festival, and the upcoming Long Island Potato Festival.

Need some more ideas to do on the North Fork? Check out another LI Mamas article, Day Trip to the North Fork of Long Island .

With so many things to do, now you just have to decide what to do first. We hope you enjoy what the North Fork has to offer!



Photos and Article by Janet Brandsema

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