Commerce & Culture
Is Wading River part of the North Fork? In the sense that it is physically not on the North Fork, no, Wading River is not part of the North Fork. But with plentiful farm stands and access to nature, spiritually speaking, Wading River is part of the North Fork. A chunk of the hamlet’s commerce sits above Route 25A and below North Wading River Road, where restaurants, shops, and even a country general store await. An impressive number of farms are set along the length of Route 25A in Wading River, covering a wide swath of both the fruit and vegetable spectrums with their offerings. Wildwood State Park resides in the northeastern corner of Wading River, open for year-round outdoor endeavors that include biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, and fishing. The park also opens out to a beach spanning the hamlet’s Long Island Sound-bordering northern edge.