Monday, 22 October 2018

Fall Biking in Greater Patchogue

It’s the perfect time of the season to get outdoors and take in the beautiful fall scenery in the greater Patchogue area. To get a workout in while taking in the fall foliage, consider going for a bike rides at one of the local parks near the New Village. If you don’t know where to start, we have some suggestions for you below.

Heckscher State Park- Located about 20 minutes west of New Village, Heckscher State Park offers visitors to a number of activities to partake in on the park’s grounds. With four miles of paved, the multi-use trails are great for taking a stroll or riding your bike. While there, enjoy the beautiful views of the Great South Bay and Fire Island. There are also numerous picnic areas in the park so be sure to pack a lunch or snack for your break.

Connetquot River State Park Preserve - Only a 10-minute drive from New Village in the town of Bohemia, Connetqout River State Park is another great option to discover new biking and hiking trails. The preserve offers a three mile, paved loop that offers beautiful views of the river, wooded areas, and local wildlife.  While on the grounds, you can also explore the preserve’s restored Hunting Lodge, which was often frequented by the Roosevelt’s and the Vanderbilt’s in the early 1900s.

Cathedral Pines County Park – Although higher elevation is a bit challenging to find on Long Island, the biking course at Cathedral Pines County Park offers some elevation changes rather than your usual flat-surface bike loop. The course offers several optional hills, though much of the park is flat, wooded area. The course is 7.5 miles long if you choose to ride the hills, or 6 miles if you’d like to stick with the shorter route.

1 Heckscher State Parkway, East Islip, NY 11730

3525 Sunrise Hwy, Oakdale, NY 11769

116 Yaphank Middle Island Rd, Middle Island, NY 11953

Monday, 15 October 2018

Fall Day Trips in the Tri-state Area

With the leaves starting to turn and the temperatures starting to drop, there’s no better time than now to plan a fall weekend getaway. Even if you only have a day or two to spend, there are plenty of sites only a few hours drive from The New Village that are worth visiting! If you’re thinking of heading out of Patchogue even for a day trip, check out some of the destinations below.

North Fork, Long Island – You don’t have to venture very far to get a different view of the fall season on Long Island! Head north and take the expressway east to check out some of the quaint, picturesque towns of Long Island’s North Fork. Visit Harbes Farm in Mattituck to pick your very own bushel of apples and pumpkins. While in the area, travel a bit further East to Peconic to make a stop at Pindar Vineyards. If you go on a weekend, you can sample some delicious wine while listening to live music.

Rail Explorers, Catskills, NY – Experience a whole new way of taking in the fall foliage with a Rail Explorers outing in the Catskills in upstate New York! Pedal your way on rail tracks aboard your Rail Explorer, a go-cart like device that is powered by pedaling. Take in the sights of the trail that runs alongside Esopus Creek from the quaint village of Phoenicia.  For more information and to reserve your ‘Rail Explorer’, check out the site below.

Pocono Mountains, Bushkill, PA- To truly take in the beauty of the fall season, head to Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania to visit the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area. With a sprawling 70,000 acres wrapping around the Delaware River, this park is perfect for a picturesque hike along the river with a backdrop of vibrant fall colors.

715 Sound Avenue Mattituck, NY 11952
(631) 388-7093

70 High Street Phoenicia, NY 12464
(877) 833-8588

37645 NY-25 Peconic, NY 11958
(631) 734-6200

1978 River Road Bushkill, PA 18324
(570) 426-2452

Monday, 8 October 2018

Fall Food Events in Greater Patchogue

Kick off the Fall season in Patchogue by attending one or many of the food festivals taking place this month! Whether oysters, seafood, or chili is your thing, there’s an event taking place near The New Village this month that you won’t want to miss.

Oyster Festival  – The 35th annual Oyster Festival of Oyster Bay is taking place this Saturday October 13th – Sunday October 14th at the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. Though it’s about a 40-minute drive from Patchogue, this festival is a long-running staple for all Long Islanders that won ‘t disappoint! Stop in at the historic downtown area of Oyster Bay to enjoy fresh seafood, soups and chowders, carnival fare, and of course, oysters. There will also be carnival rides, live music and plenty of shopping. Afterwards you can take a stroll along the waterfront to take in the beautiful views of the Long Island Sound.

Patchogue’s Fall Festival – You don’t have to venture very far from the New Village to take part in fun fall festivities! On Saturday October 13th, the town of Patchogue is hosting it’s annual Fall Festival right on Main Street in town. The 5th annual Chili and Chowder Tasting Contest will take place in conjunction with the festival. Tasting tickets are $10 and will be sold at the Chamber of Commerce booth at the event; chowder-tasting tickets are sold from 12pm – 2pm, and chili-tasting from 2pm – 4pm.

Four Course Blue Point Pairing Dinner at The Oar - Looking for something different than your traditional dinner out? On Thursday, October 25th, The Oar is hosting a Blue Point pairing dinner from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. The four course meal features delicious plates such as pork belly with caramelized onions, fried goat cheese over arugula, short rib with white cheddar polenta and a salted caramel and chocolate trifle, all paired with accompanying Blue Point brews. Tickets are $40 a person. Please see the link below for more information.

PO Box 132 Oyster Bay, NY 11771
(516) 628-1625

15 N. Ocean Avenue Patchogue, NY 11772
(631) 207-1000

264 West Avenue Patchogue, NY 11772
(631) 654-8266