Friday, August 09, 2013

Top 5 Things to Do in Montauk, NY

Montauk, NY is an oceanside peninsula located on the eastern-most tip of Long Island in the dreamy Hamptons. The seaside area offers a perfect summer vacation retreat for a timeshare rental. Discover the top 5 things to do in Montauk.

1. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and enjoy free Monday concerts on the Green at the Gazebo through August. The full summer schedule can be found on the Montauk Chamber of Commerce website. Location: 742 Montauk Hwy.

2. Frolic with your family at a dog-friendly park. Kite flyers, fishermen, hikers, kayakers, and canoers love Navy Road Park situated at the western end of Fort Pond Bay near Rocky Point. P.S. Parking by permit only; call the town clerk at 631.668.5081 for permits. Location: 16 Navy Road

3. Get active! Ride a bike along the original pancake-flat Montauk Hwy. Need a bike? Rent one at the Montauk Bike Shop at 725A Montauk Hwy. Or go for a hike! In the summer, locals hike the Seal Haul Out Trail up to Block Island Sound toward Oyster Pond. In the spring and winter, go see the harbor seals hanging out on the rocks near Oyster Pond. P.S. Pack bug spray! Location: Hiking trail is one mile before the Montauk Point Lighthouse.

4. Explore the Montauk Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse is situated at the very eastern end of Long Island in Montauk, it is the fourth oldest lighthouse still active in the U.S. Location: 2000 Montauk Highway

5. Have a bonfire and make s'mores on Gin Beach (pictured). This family-friendly beach offers dramatic sunsets, a roped in swim area for kids (lifeguards on duty in summer), and is usually less windy. P.S. Parking by permit only; call the town clerk at 631.668.5081 for permits. Location: At the end of East Lake Drive.

Discover timeshares in Montauk, NY.

Photo Credit: Gin Beach, Montauk-Online

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