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“A Gem of the East end”

Hither Hills State Park
Ranked #4 of 42 things to do in Montauk
Certificate of Excellence
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Sag Harbor, New York, United States
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Gem of the East end”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

Hither Hills state park is the largest and most diverse of Eastern, and arguably all of, Long Island's preserves. Together with The walking dunes to the east and Hither Woods and Laurel Canyon to the east it encompasses dunes, hardwood forest, scrub, bluffs, beach, and much more. With over seven miles of dramatically steep and remote coastline, Hither Woods also has the longest pristine waterfront the region has to offer.
Walking dunes- A visit to hither woods is not complete without seeing the cranberry bogs, pine forests, and ever shifting sand dunes (some over 100 feet high) that makes up the walking dunes.

Laurel Canyon- although the name is somewhat exaggerated, this area is made up of picturesque hills, valleys, and laurel patches. Visit in late spring for pink and white blossoms.
Hither Hills- Forested, with large sandy hills that have been covered with pines over the years. This section offers some breathtaking views from hill tops.

Hither woods- The most diverse segment, Hither woods contains lakes (fresh pond), deciduous forests, grassland, and the most impressive coastline. Oceanfront is lined with bluffs that drop steeply down from the woods.

4 Thank James F
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English first
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Absolutely Perfect”
Reviewed October 14, 2011

Beautiful sand, beautiful ocean, wonderful swimming and surfing.
My favorite beach on Long Island when I vacation from California.
I still love the Atlantic the best...it's my favorite ocean!
This was one of the few L.I. beaches that re-opened within a few days after Hurricane Irene.
Thank you Hither Hills, you saved this year's New York vacation.j
See you next summer.

2 Thank exlongislandgirl
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Sayville, New York
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68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

This park is amazing. The beach is just beautiful, a real hidden gem. The grounds are kept very clean. I'd recommend this place for a camping trip or even just a day trip. The drive is worth it. My kids enjoyed the playground and the softball field. The adults love having bathrooms and showers easily accessible.

Visited September 2011
1 Thank Cynthia R
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Northport, New York
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great family place”
Reviewed September 2, 2011

Very nice beach. Also good playground, and a general store for the campers, where you can buy lots of stuff. We bought a kite for $4. My six year old daughter got it to go about a 100 feet up, which amazed some of the bathers. She's a good runner. :)
The amenities make it the place to go if you have little ones.
And VERY clean bathrooms.

Visited August 2011
Thank Bizarczek
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Mid-Hudson Valley
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“reasonably price swimming”
Reviewed August 18, 2011

When not staying within walking distance of the Ocean, this is a great life guarded location to swim at. Most people come and camp at this on the beack state park (must have advanced reservations for a camping spot).

Visited August 2011
2 Thank wemwild
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