If you’ve been meaning the explore North Fork of Long Island—the Hamptons’ low-key counterpart across the Peconic Bay—now’s the time. The “Brooklyn of the East End” has all the makings of a lovely fall getaway: charming towns, top-notch wineries and miles of bucolic scenery. But with so much to do out there, it’s a little overwhelming figuring out where to start.
No problem: Just book a room at the Menhaden. The boutique hotel, which swung its doors open in June, is already a gem with its stylish, nautical decor and a prime downtown location in the North Fork’s unofficial capital of Greenport. But what sets this place apart is the way it goes above and beyond to curate private, local experiences that highlight the region and all it has to offer.