North Fork, Long Island is now my favorite cozy getaway for the summer. It’s only two hours away from New York City but there are so many things you can do there.
In just ONE day we managed to accomplish the following,
1) Go to Lavander by the Bay and take a million pictures.
2) Go to the beach at Orient State Park (only the most beautiful beach ever—blue, tranquil Long Island sound water, pebbles instead of sand, and no other beachers nearby!)
3) Go to Kontokosta Winery for a glass of wine by a cliffside.
4) Go to Patty’s Berries & Bunches farm to pick strawberries.
But for a flower lover like me, Lavender by the Bay was by the far the best part of the day.
Lavender by the Bay is located on a picturesque road that will take you straight to the Easternmost point of Long Island on the north side. We visited the lavender farm at the end of June and it was a perfect time to see some flowering lavender fields.
Even though we went earlier in the afternoon and it was quite hot, there were a lot of visitors at the farm and taking some of the photos was tricky. Also, there is an 8$ entrance fee during bloom season but it can be used towards a purchase at the shop (how can you not want to bring some lavender home?).
With so much lavender around, you might think that the scent of lavender would be overwhelming but it was not so at all. It was very subtle at best and the only fragrant place on the farm was the shop.
Blooming periods for lavender vary from summer to summer so check in with their website first.
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