I didn’t notice the second group of wild turkey’s I ran into until they were right next to me, probably 10 of them staring while I blew by on my rented road bike on one of the 2 lane backroads between East Hampton and Montauk.
Wild turkeys, deer, ospreys, clam shacks and mansions. These are the little pleasures of road biking the south fork. You really don’t even need a route since every dead end leads to the ocean and you are never far from Route 27’s wide, well kept shoulders (a favorite with road bikers). The road to out Montauk isn’t for people looking to test themselves on hills (only 1, not big) or turn in a century ride (for that, get off the train in Patchogue) but for scenic, flat and fun road rides, you cant really beat it.
If you don’t want to put your bike on the train, you can easily rent one at a few spots in the different towns.
About 3 hours from Manhattan