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Get to know Baiting Hollow

Looking for a home in the heart of the country? Head to Baiting Hollow, a waterside alcove carved out above Sound Avenue, nestled on the Long Island Sound. Baiting Hollow’s collection of cottages, colonials, and condos offers rustic retreat — whether you’re there year-round or only for the season. While the predominant potato fields of yore have become less prominent over time, the hamlet remains tied to its roots via local growers and vintners. Because really, what would a North Fork locale be without farm stands and award-winning wineries? Golf thrives at the local club, designed by famed golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. Journey to Baiting Hollow’s northern end for show-stopping Long Island Sound views or enjoy the pristine sands of Reeves Beach at an unrushed stroll. For a pace any faster than that, you’ll have to explore neighboring Riverhead Village.

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Living on the North Fork

As far as descriptive names go, it doesn’t get much more straightforward than the North Fork of Long Island. See where Long Island splits at Riverhead? Well, the North Fork is the piece to the north. Perceived as the more reserved sibling of the East End’s twin tines, the North Fork is no less enticing than the Hamptons — it’s just a different speed. Up here, there's a bonafide viticultural culture. Vineyards number in the dozens, thriving in the maritime climate. Long Island’s agricultural ancestry carries through to the present, as local growers sell produce, flowers, cheese, and other wares at farmstands throughout the area. It all — plus proximity to Connecticut and Rhode Island (bridged by the Cross Sound Ferry) — amounts to a vibe that hews closer to New England than it does New York. The North Fork can be an escape to another world, despite being under 100 miles away from where you departed.