South Fork News


Summer Mixer Series

As part of the Discover the Hamptons: Summer Mixer Series, the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce will host a mixer at White Fences Inn in Water Mill on Wednesday, August 28, from 5 to 7 PM.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit

Snapping Turtle Walk

The South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center’s Andy Sabin will lead “Snapping Turtles: Andy’s Annual Prehistoric Monster Hunt,” a family nature walk for all ages on Saturday, August 31, at 10 AM.

Sabin, president of SOFO’s board of directors, will give participants an up-close look and educational lesson on snapping turtles. The Common Snapping Turtle, the largest freshwater turtle on the South Fork, has large, powerful jaws, can grow to be three feet long, and weigh an average of 45 pounds, and has been around since before the dinosaurs. During the walk, participants will view these turtles in their natural habitat.

Reservations are required. The event is $15 for adults, $10 for children ages three to 12, and free for SOFO members. For more information, visit

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