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Get to know Wading River

The hamlet of Wading River is small (less than 10 square miles), scenic, and shaped like a T-shirt, with the arms extending out over the sands along the North Shore. Located partially in Riverhead and partially in Brookhaven, Wading River lies west of Baiting Hollow and contains inhabited by the Algonquin tribe, was settled by the English in 1671, who were attracted to the fertile ground and abundant fishing. The hamlet experienced something of a population boom post-World War II, but the feel today is an ideal blend of suburban and rural, still with acre upon acre of natural wilds to discover.
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Commerce & Culture

Sound Avenue/Route 25A runs east to west, bisecting Wading River, while the meandering North Wading River Road roughly parallels it to the north. North Country Road and Hulse Landing Road connect them, and much of the hamlet’s commerce sits within the four corners of this green patch of land. The Shoppes at East Wind is a charming shopping and community destination, with a pretty carousel set among sweet shops, restaurants, jewelers, professional services, and a general store named American Pie. An impressive number of farms are set along Route 25A, including Davis Peach Farm, May’s Farm (tomatoes, blackberries, cucumbers, corn, melons, peppers, eggplant, string beans, zucchini), and Lewin Farms (corn, various berries, cauliflower, sprouts, broccoli, cabbage). Some of that local flavor can be enjoyed at Michael Anthony’s Food Bar, one of the most inventive dining venues in Wading River.

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