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Southold is a town in Suffolk County, New York. It is the eastern half of Long Island's North Fork.


The town of Southold covers most of the "North Fork" or northeastern peninsula of Long Island. It is more rural in character than most parts of Long Island and is well known for its wineries, farms, and fishing towns. The town's main settlement is the village of Greenport, but it also contains the hamlets of Cutchogue, East Marion, Fishers Island, Laurel, Mattituck, New Suffolk, Orient, Peconic, and Southold.

Get in[edit]

LIRR Mattituck
Beach in Cutchogue

By train[edit]

The Long Island Rail Road offers service on the Main Line - Greenport Branch.

  • 1 Mattituck Station. Mattituck station on Wikipedia
  • 2 Southold Station. Southold station on Wikipedia
  • 3 Greenport Station. Eastern terminus of the Long Island Rail Road. Greenport station on Wikipedia

By car[edit]

By ferry[edit]

The Cross Sound Ferry offers service from New London, Connecticut to Orient.

  • Orient Point Ferry Terminal, 41270 Main Rd, Orient.

Get around[edit]



Although there are a few wineries on the South Fork of Long Island, the Hamptons, the vast majority are located on the North Fork of Long Island.

The North Fork of Long Island has many beaches as well as park trails. As well as these beaches and park trails, the North Fork of Long Island is known for their many wineries as well as a small knit community.



Greenport waterfront


The entire town is included within the North Fork of Long Island American Viticultural Area and is a popular destination for wine tourism.

Vineyard in Cutchogue



Go next[edit]

Routes through Southold
MineolaRiverhead  W  E  OrientEND
HicksvilleRonkonkoma  W  E  GreenportEND

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