Uniquely North Fork Activities
Top 10 Local Adventures
The Harborfront Inn is ideally located within easy access of a variety of North Fork activities and attractions. Whether you are planning a family vacation, romantic escape or solo adventure, browse our Top 10 list of things to do on the North Fork and come stay at the Harborfront Inn.
Welcome to Wine Country
In a little more than 30 years, the Long Island wine industry has grown from one vineyard to over 3,000 acres of vines. The North Fork is home to the majority of these vineyards, most of which have wineries that are open year round for tastings and tours. Come sample some of our award-winning wines and enjoy the bucolic vineyard landscapes.
Hit the Beach
Just a short distance from our Long Island resort, guests can sunbathe and swim at local beaches of the Long Island Sound and the Peconic Bay. Fun-filled water activities include kayaking, boating, windsurfing and fishing. The Harborfront Inn offers guest beach passes for all public parks and beaches in Southold Town.
Stroll Through Greenport Village
The Harborfront Inn is conveniently located in downtown Greenport, among the most historic and inviting of North Fork destinations. Take the time to explore its many unique shops, boutiques, restaurants, art galleries and museums. The inn proudly overlooks Greenport’s Mitchell Park and its antique carousel and an Amphitheater, which is the site of band concerts, dances, theater productions and more. A 60-slip transient marina is conveniently located within walking distance of the inn and all that the village has to offer.
The North Fork is a food lover’s paradise, full of farm stands offering fresh fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants grown right here on Long Island. In addition to fresh produce, visitors can enjoy homemade jams, pies and honey or take part in a Pick Your Own adventure.
Many scenic golf courses on the North Fork offer world-class fairways, rolling meadows and water views. Just a short distance from the Harborfront is Island’s End Golf Course, a semi-private 6,700-acre course showcasing views of Connecticut and the rocky coastline of Long Island. Tee times can be reserved up to seven days in advance and walk on play for singles or doubles is available much of the time. The course boasts a driving range, four tee boxes on each hole, showers, and a lounge and restaurant.
Tour Historic East End Lighthouses
Numerous historic lighthouses dot the coastal landscape of the East End of Long Island. Some are accessible to the public and a short drive from the Harborfront while others are accessible via private tours and boat trips. Journey with the Peconic Star along Gardiners Bay and Long Island Sound to view historical offshore lighthouses, which include the Long Beach Bar “Bug” Light, Orient Point, Plum Island and Little Gull Lights. There are also longer cruises to see Race Rock, Cedar Point, “The Ruins” by Gardiner’s Island, North Dumpling, New London Ledge and New London Light—one of the oldest lighthouses in the United States.
Bike, Hike and Horseback Ride
Whether it’s relaxing on a nature walk or pedaling for exercise, the North Fork offers visitors an abundance of bicycle routes and hiking trails to explore and enjoy the idyllic landscapes of Long Island’s East End. There are also a number of private stables that offer horseback riding as well as hundreds of miles of public trails and parkland available for horseback riding in many of the East End’s public parks
Explore Atlantis Marine World
Riverhead, NY 11901
Located on Main Street in Riverhead, Long Island Aquarium is fun for both children and adults alike. Themed around the “Lost City of Atlantis,” the center blends science and nature with myth to create an informative and interactive environment for visitors of all ages. Explore fascinating marine life exhibits and Aquatic Adventures.
Shop Tanger Outlet Center
200 Tanger Mall Drive
Riverhead, NY 11901
Tanger Outlet Center, located in Riverhead just 30 minutes from the inn, is one of the country's biggest outlet centers featuring 165 famous brand name manufacturers and designer outlets including Barneys New York, Calvin Klein, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, and many more.
Visit Splish Splash Water Park
Calverton, NY 11933
Home to a variety of rides and slides, waves, rivers, and pools, along with shows and dining, Splish Splash Water Park offers 96 acres of water fun for the whole family. Be sure to check out the Cliff Diver extreme body slide, which drops eight stories in three seconds. Kids will love Monsoon Lagoon and its interactive shipwreck for all ages, complete with climbing ropes and water cannons.