Your "U-Pick" Guide This Fall

Long Island, known across the globe for its white-sand beaches, is also rich in agriculture with over 600 working farms, offering a diverse range of seasonal organic produce from apples to summer squash, to pumpkins, corn, and even peppers and mushrooms, among others. Many, like the famed Harbes…

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Top 11 Things to Do on Long Island This September

Summer on Long Island is a treasured time of year, and while Labor Day may mark the unofficial end of the cherished beach season, the exciting list of things to do, both in and outdoors, remains lengthy through the fall! As the weather begins to turn cooler, the region’s trees become painted with…

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Nature Oases & Wildlife Sanctuaries to Discover on Long Island

Long Island is full of stunning natural beauty that continues to attract nature enthusiasts from across the globe. With a four-season, coastal climate and diverse landscapes, Long Island is home to thriving ecosystems rich with unique wildlife – from coastal and island forests home to bald eagles…

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10 Reasons to Fall in Love with the North Fork this Fall

Imagine vast farmlands that come alive with vibrant hues of orange, red, and yellow, seasonal harvest festivals and much more – less than two hours outside of New York’ concrete jungle. Well, you don’t have to imagine – just head to Long Island’s North Fork region, or as the locals call it, “NOFO,”…

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Animal Encounters on Long Island

Did you know that Long Island is home to more than 100 working farms - many of which are open for visitors? The region is also home to countless breathtaking parks, preserves, wildlife sanctuaries and top-notch zoos – complete with giraffes, zebras, monkeys, camels, cockatoos and much more. From…

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10 Best Long Island Forests and Arboretums to Visit This Spring

From capturing the serene scene of water crashing into the shoreline with a trace of a bird above fading into the sunset, to the views of a dramatic drop of a cliff, or a community of towering trees standing tall and proud like an army, Long Island is full of stunning natural beauty that would…

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Celebrate National Wildlife Week at these Long Island Sanctuaries

Did you know that Long Island is home to incredibly rare plant species and even globally endangered wildlife? Our region’s diverse landscapes and terrain have created an oasis for reptiles and amphibians, birds, marine animals, and plants that struggle to survive elsewhere. Take the Piping Plover as…

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Take a Trip, It's Fall! Some Ideas So You Don't Stumble

Here on Long Island the mornings are getting cooler each day, and there's a peculiar sort of crunch when you go out walking in the woods. The sweet warmth of summer has said its goodbyes and if you haven't prepared you are out of time, because fall has arrived! This time of year is great for an…

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