Enjoy the East End Al Fresco. From Riverhead to Orient to Montauk
The Eastern End of Long Island, New York City’s backyard beach getaway, offers a variety of fun activities for all ages and interests. From Riverhead to Greenport to Montauk, there are the Hamptons, North Fork farms and vineyards, breweries, scenic beaches, and stunning views. From tall ship festivals to music festivals to drag racing events, to the Long Island Aquarium, Splish Splash, and the Parrish Art Museum, there’s something for everyone.
Montauk’s Culloden Point is a place of great beauty, as are its adjoining woodlands. Before entering the Culloden Point Preserve, the hike will begin in a “brand new” section of Montauk’s North Neck Trail on the opposite side of Flamingo Avenue.
Meet at the Culloden Point historic marker, west side of Flamingo Avenue, about 400 feet north of Wills Point Road. (look for a red fire hydrant.)
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals. Beginning in November 2022 and continuing through April 2023, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an area where up to five species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. If you’d like, bring binoculars!
Hikers will meet at the Office/Restroom building in the lower parking lot.
$4 per person upon arrival; Children under 3 are FREE (children must be accompanied by a guardian)! There is an $8 parking fee starting April 1st.
Reservations are required. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking. We will be outdoors for approximately 2 hours and the hike is approximately 3-miles long. Strollers are not recommended. No dogs allowed.