Small, unpretentious and unhurried, Aquebogue sits near the head of Flanders Bay and offers the perfect introduction to the North Fork. Welcome to the “un-Hamptons.”
Small-town living and rustic charm
Head east on Highway 25 from Riverhead, and before hitting Jamesport, you’ll arrive at Aquebogue. Blink and you’ll miss it. Slow down and you’ll find an accessible, pretense-free respite where the vineyards are as rustic as the farm stands on the side of the road. Locals liken the area to Napa in its early days, though they’ll probably never say that out loud.
North Fork classics with prices for every budget
For a small enclave, Aquebogue offers a variety of property types. From beautifully sited shoreline estates to classic Cape Cods and recently built colonials, there are options at all price points and sizes. Buyers will find the area more affordable than elsewhere on the East End, but they will also find less inventory.
Locally owned since the 1800s, Goodale is where to go for fresh produce, as well as pasture-raised milk, eggs, meats and cheese.
Don’t let the vintage signage fool you. The menu at this inspired diner offers sophisticated fare like soft-shell crab, prime rib and Long Island duck.
From paddle boards to pontoon boats, you can rent just about anything at the Lighthouse Marina. This is a prime launchpad for a day on the water.