Great article on North Fork with a stunning image of the lake area and summary of some of the bird watching and hiking available.
The Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast is also featured and would be a great place to stay when exploring North Fork Long Island. The owners of the bnb seem to have extensive knowledge of the local area so it would be recommended to enjoy their hospitality.
Some of the great areas mentioned are Cedar Beach Country Park, Arshamomaque Point in Southold, Inlet Pond Park and Dam Pond Maritime Reserve in East Marion.
Read more about hiking and bird watching on North Fork Long Island.