Hallockville is in the heart of Long Island's farmland. It dates to 1765, but the house was significantly enlarged and updated in the 1800's. The Hallock family owned and occupied a number of homes and properties along the road here until the family died off and there was massive immigration from Poland early in the century. A map shows the names of the owners of the same strip of properties changing to all Polish names. Now the 2nd and 3rd generation of Poles are in the western end of North Fork. It was strange for me to see so many Polish names on businesses. I loved it. I don't see it in my own state. Helps me remember the wonderful people I've met on my trips to Poland.
There was an interesting exhibit at the farm. It showed the tractors of the Polish farmers in Poland during the cold war when there were no parts or supplies available. Farmers found the darndest things to patch their tractors together and get the job done. The photo display was done by a Polish artist named Lukasz Skapski and collectively titled Maszyny/ Machines.
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Fondest memory: Cat didn't mind who came and went through the years.....she's still posing for anybody with a camera. Reckon she's been there 80 - 90 years. :-)
Roasted corn seems to be a specialty altho I didn't try it. Loaded up with apples and veggies for the trip home. good stuff. Fabulous deals on mums if I hadn't already planted a ton of them for our house tour in September.
Each stand was more interesting than the one before. I couldn't stop my car often enough to take all the pictures I wanted to take of the amazing way they displayed things. Huge pumpkins lighted at night....kids attractions...all sorts of activity.
Favorite thing: If you are a lighthouse lover, you'll really be excited about this ferry ride. One after another great houses and lighthouses mark the voyage. Enough to keep your camera clicking and no time to be bored.
Hallockville Museum Farm & Folklife Center I visited and took the tour with an older lady who has been giving tours for many years. She walked me through the barn, house, and all around the farm yards. Very proud of the work their volunteers had done in preserving the site...
The farm is on the National Register and the barn is a delight. Enjoyed that more than the house...although it's fun if you are into the 1800's. (I have a personal preference for 1700's)
They have maintained all of the farm implements just as they were left by the original users. Lots of interesting tools and modes of transport.
Friendly faces all around.
This is the map to live by when in North Fork. I tried several different versions, but this gives you a sense of where all the wineries are located in relation to each little town along the way. There are 26 wineries noted here. You can also visit a web site: liwines.com
Their motto: UNCORK NEW YORK !!
Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Sat -Sun 9AM-4:30PM
Location: The Sanctuary is located at 134 Cove Road in Oyster Bay, New York
Telephone: (516) 922-3200
By the Long Island Expressway:
Take the Long Island Expressway to exit 41N. Take route 106 to the Village of Oyster Bay. Make a right turn onto East Main Street and proceed 1 1/2 miles on East Main Street and you will see a sign for TR Sanctuary Parking. The parking lot is on the right.
By Route 25A:
Take Route 25A to Cove Road. Go 2 miles north on Cove Road until you see a sign for TR Sanctuary Parking on your right. The parking lot will be on your left.
go around Halloween! All houses are looking so nice and everyone seems to make the best out of it! There are huge straw pumpkins or gravestones around the houses etc!
Fondest memory: Look at this cute house, dressed up for Halloween !!!
Let's talk about that ferry again.
I was on the top deck in the sun with a great view.
There is a lot of activity around the New London docks. You look back at Rte 95 and the bridge.
Favorite thing: This is in Greenport, a little coastal town nearly at the end of Long Island! Take pictures! The colours have been special!