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Description - Hither Hills State Park is a beautiful park located on the far northeastern shores of Long Island. The unusual "walking dune" feature sights of blowing sand which covers the shrub oak. This park offers 165 campsites with an extensive multi-use trail system. A swimming beach and fishing access is offered as well as a children's playground, winter sports, recreation programs and more.

Attractions - Hither Hills State Park offers the visitor scenic picnic areas and fireplaces, sport fishing, a sandy ocean beach, play fields, a playground and a 165-site campground on the ocean. Anglers can fish year-round and obtain permits to fish at night. The unique "walking dunes" of Napeague Harbor are located on the eastern boundary of the park, which also has woodlands filled with Russian olive, oak, shad and pine trees. Bridle paths and hiking, nature, biking and cross-country ski trails are available.

Recreation - Hither Hills State Park offers a swimming beach, bike trails, bridle path, hiking trails, a nature trail, fishing, hunting, picnic grove, a children's playground, play fields, recreation programs, campground and showers. Park amenities vary per season: The park is open year-round, 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset. Campsites are available from early April to mid-November. Big game and small game hunting are permitted during season. Cross-country skiing is enjoyed in winter.

Climate - The Hither Hills State Park area experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average above 72 degrees Fahrenheit (above 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. Typically Long Island has more than 200 days of frost-free growing season.

Location - Hither Hills State Park is located in eastern Long Island in Montauk above SR 27.


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Hither Hills State Park, 50 South Fairview Avenue , Montauk, NY, 11754, Phone: 631-668-3781

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Long Island Travel Region - Millions of annual visitors find Long Island to be a recreation haven, particularly along the southern coast. Extending 118 miles, this urban stretch of land offers everything from historical sights to mammal observations.
New York State Parks - The New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation offers 152 parks, 35 historic sites and 27 golf courses for all tastes, ages and abilities.

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