On a holiday to the Hamptons, Long Island, stay in a family-friendly Montauk vacation rental. Besides sites for fishing and surfing, there are 6 state parks located here, which makes Montauk a popular tourist destination. Here are some parks to visit.
Hither Hills State Park
This park is located on the South Fork of Long Island. On offer are 2 miles of sandy beach, a camping ground with trailer sites, sports fishing, a nature trail, cross-country skiing and organized recreational programmes for the family. The "Walking Dunes" of Napeague Harbor located on the eastern side of the park is a major attraction.
Shadmoor State Park
This 99-acre park is located on the South Shore of Long Island. The park features a small beach accessible by stairs. Explore the freshwater wetlands, hike or indulge in bird watching from elevated platforms built for this purpose. Of particular interest are the 2 WWII bunkers used for the defense of New York.
Montauk Downs State Park
This park is located at the eastern tip of Long Island. Best known for its 18-hole championship golf course, the park also has tennis courts, swimming pools, a wading pool for children and a gourmet restaurant. Green fees range from $24 and $92 as of winter 2010.
Camp Hero State Park
This 415-acre park offers you a bridle path, biking trails, fishing and a long white sandy beach. In winter, you can go cross-country skiing. You can explore the heavily wooded forests, freshwater wetlands and enjoy surfing on the beach. The park also has an abundance of wildlife and exotic birds.
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