Long Island's exciting aquarium, Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead, reveals sharks, seals, sea lions, penguins and the Lost City of Atlantis.
Take Rte 25 east to the town of Jamesport or Mattituck and visit one of the locations of Harbes Family Farm. Open weekends, the farms feature pumpkin festivals, a corn maze, sing-along hayrides, u-pick pumpkins, baby farm animals, and much more.
Further east on Rte 25 in Cutchogue are a host of wineries including Peconic Bay and Castello di Borghese Winery. While at Catello, enjoy tasting signature wines and visit the Terra Cotta Art Gallery, with unique shows and winery events.
Continue into Southold for seasonally inspired, dinner at The North Fork Table & Inn, featuring locally grown bio-dynamic and organic produce. Or, head for Greenport, with several bed and breakfasts like The Victorian Lady (631/477-1837).
Take Rte 25 east to Orient Beach State Park, which boasts 45,000-ft of frontage on Gardiner's Bay and a rare maritime forest. Return to Greenport and take the North Ferry to Shelter Island and then the South Ferry to the town of North Haven.
Continue on Rte 114 to the town of Sag Harbor whose story is told at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum through whaling equipment, paintings, ship models, fishing gear and logbooks.
Lunch at Estia's Little Kitchen with a large menu of salads, sandwiches and omelets. Continue south on Rte 114 and then take Rte 27 east all the way to Montauk Point.
The 1796 Montauk Lighthouse Museum, a National Historic Landmark, was commissioned by George Washington. Explore miles of unspoiled ocean beach. Stroll by the shops in the quaint village of Montauk. Overnight in one of several resorts like the new Beachcomber Resort (631/668-2894).
Head west on Rte 27 to East Hampton and stop at the Home Sweet Home Museum, built in the 1720s by English settlers. Check out the Hook, Pantigo and Gardiners windmills, the oldest and best examples of American craftsmanship in the Wooden Age.
Further west, in Southampton, dine at Southampton's Publick House Microbrewery and Restaurant. Visit the Parrish Art Museum, built in 1898, including works by William Merritt Chase and Fairfield Porter. In Westhampton Beach, take a thrilling glider or hot air balloon ride over Long Island's scenic south shore at Sky Sailors.
APPROXIMATE MILEAGE: 120 miles