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Camp Hero State Park

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Camp Hero State Park is a historic park located in Montauk, New York. The park is situated on over 400 acres of land and is known for its stunning coastal cliffs and scenic hiking trails. The park is a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and hikers, offering several miles of trails that wind through the dense forest and along the rugged coastline. Visitors can enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as take in the beauty of the park's diverse wildlife, including several species of birds, squirrels, and deer. In addition to its natural beauty, Camp Hero State Park also has a rich history. The park was once the site of a military base known as Camp Hero, which played an important role in World War II. Today, visitors can explore the remains of the base, including gun batteries, barracks, and underground tunnels. The park also has a museum, which showcases the history of Camp Hero and provides information about the park's wildlife and ecosystems. With its mix of history and natural beauty, Camp Hero State Park is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the history and beauty of Montauk.
Jones Beach State Park by Scott Heaney

Jones Beach State Park

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World famous Jones Beach State Park, home of 6.5 miles of beautiful white-sand beach on the Atlantic Ocean, is made up of more than 2,400-acres of maritime environment on the south shore of Long Island. Among the 6 million visitors to the park each year, families enjoy their own piece of the beach for a day, with many returning dozens of times through the summer. Designed on the theme of an ocean liner, Jones Beach offers many activities to those who visit the park. They swim in the ocean, stroll the boardwalk, fish, get a bite to eat at one of the many concession stands, visit the Boardwalk Cafe, Dine-in a the Gatsby on the Ocean Restaurant, enjoy the WildPlay Adventure Park, play miniature golf, shuffleboard, basketball, corn hole, paddle tennis, table tennis and pickleball, attend concerts at Northwell Health Theatre. Other activities that take place in the park include learning about the marine environment at the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center, pool swimming, sunbathing, bicycling, surfing, and visiting the playgrounds and splashpad.