Shades of Fall: Hiking and Food

Not only can you feel it, but you can smell the shift in weather. The nights are cooler, the mornings crisp… Fall is here! As we try and shake off the blues because Summer is over, we look to things that will cheer us up in the colder weather. And nothing says Fall like hiking! Hiking is great, but this is a food blog right? We’ve paired some awesome hiking spots with some even more awesome food spots to enjoy after your day on the trails.

MONTAUK

Montauk Point State Park (Seal Haul Out Hike)

Montauk Point State Park (Money Pond Trail)

Location: 2000 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY

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After your magical hike and hanging out with the seals and crushing the trails, you are certainly going to have an appetite!

MTK Lobster House

Located in the heart of Montauk village, MTK Lobster House is the home of all your favorite seafood: always delicious, locally sourced, and fresh from the sea. From clambakes to lobster rolls, and even from burgers to tacos, every item on the menu will surely satisfy and amaze you!

Bonus: Use Foodie Card at MTK Lobster to save 10% and earn rewards on your entire meal!   

Salivar’s Clam & Chowder House

Located at Salivar’s Dock, this chowder house has been open for twenty years! Inside you’ll find the well-known head of a great white shark, caught by fisherman Frank Mundus – who was said to be the inspiration for the charter captain in the iconic movie “Jaws”! Enjoy your food inside, outside or on the roof deck that overlooks the harbor!

Location: 470 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY

Image source: @clamandchowderhouse via Instagram

Montauk Brewing Company (Tasting Room)

Hiking certainly gets you thirsty! And there is nothing more iconic than Montauk Brewery to quench your thirst! Head over to their tasting room and throw a few cold ones back and reflect on your day spent in the trails.

Location: 62 South Erie Avenue, Montauk, NY

Image source: @montaukbrewco

The Montauket

Location: 88 Firestone Road, Montauk, NY

The Montauket has been around since the late 20’s and has remained a classic time honored Montauk tradition ever since.  Family owned since 1959, The Montauket “the hill” (known by locals) is a place where all kinds gather to watch the sun set over Gardiner’s Island.  

​From lobster rolls to fresh locally caught seafood  – from local beers to specialty drinks, the Montauket is a casual laid back spot to enjoy an afternoon and take in the sunset with live music.

Image source: @montauket_hotel

SUFFOLK

Sunken Meadow State Park

  • Sunken Meadow Trail
  • Greenbelt Trail: Sunken Meadow to Smithtown Landing
  • Sunken Meadow Creek Trail
  • Sunken Meadow Creek from Fort Salonga Road
  • Park Street Hidden Trail

Sunken Meadow Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kings Park, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is accessible year-round.

Location: Rte 908K, Kings Park, Long Island

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After your hike, head on over to any of these awesome spots to refuel your body!

Linda’s Riverside Pizzeria & Cafe

Location: 100 Riviera, Kings Park, NY

Image source: @lindasriversidepizzeriaandcafe via Facebook

Enjoy your delicious food with beautiful views of the Nissequogue River!

Café Havana

Location: 944 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY

Image source: @cafehavanali via Instagram

Imagine being on a tropical island, after a long hike. Listening to Latin Jazz played softly in the background as you indulge yourself in the most exquisite meals and drinks this island has to offer. Well now you can experience the taste of the Caribbean right in your neighborhood. Cafe Havana will transport you there without ever leaving your seat. With the palm trees surrounding you and the wide variety of food to choose from you will feel like you have been transported to a tropical island. The menu consists of Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Spanish influences.

Café Red

Location: 107 Main Street, Kings Park, NY

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Enjoy New American Cuisine with an Italian flair at Café Red. They are serving up yummy food for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner and also a great beer and wine list!


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