There are ideal hikes for walking or cycling in Montauk State Park and you will get the lay of the land and see the local wildlife as you do so. See everything from bald eagles and armadillo to beavers and mink, as well as the marine life in the springs.
A very short, tenth of a mile hike along a well-paved route that takes you to the Current River, with a bridge crossing on the way. This is also a great little path for testing out cycling in the park, or just stop and admire the animal and plant life you will encounter. This is a linear route but only takes five minutes to complete.
This easy trail is just 0.8 miles long and the perfect way to see the lake. It suits hikers and bikers and even very young visitors who can be brought along in strollers on the level ground. The loop takes around 25 minutes to finish.
This trail is 1.5 miles long and covers rugged terrain, expect to spend about an hour and a half navigating this path. You will start at the Stone Picnic Shelter, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, and then make your way up to the summit for superb panoramic views of the park.
When you have had your fill of hiking for the day, check out these awesome activities for outdoor fun when staying in Montauk State Park cabins. Teach the kids to fish, take them on an interpretative program or visit historic Montauk Mill.
Trout fishing is king in the park and a draw for many visitors to Montauk. The Current River offers superb bank fishing and the season extends from the beginning of March all the way to the end of October. Outside these times, enjoy catch and release fishing.
Running concurrently with trout season, you can take part in these nature activities with the kids and learn all about the park's plant and wildlife. You can see how and why naturists tag hummingbirds and see live animal demonstrations.
Built in 1896, Montauk Mill was long one of the most important buildings in the Montauk community. It's still marvelously intact and you can take free guided tours at the weekend in season.