Address: 290 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, New York 11954, Phone: 631-668-2345 Lake Montauk stopped being a lake in 1927 when Carl Fisher, the owner of Montauk at the time, blasted a hole and let the seawater get in.The lake, once dredged, became a deep, protected bay and is today Montauk’s main port and a home to the biggest commercial as well as sporting fish fleets in New York State.The park offers a playground and playing fields along with a scenic picnic area with fireplaces.In addition to a two-mile sandy beach, a 40-acre lake is open to anglers year-round.While only about 3,000 people live in Montauk permanently, many people come to this charming Long Island hamlet for the magnificent white sandy beaches, miles of hiking trails, wine tasting and excellent restaurants.A popular weekend getaway from New York City, Montauk is full of history, from its 1797 lighthouse to the quaint Second House, a farmhouse built the same year. A National Historic Site, the Montauk Point Lighthouse offers sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean from the easternmost point of Long Island and is one of the best things to do in Montauk NY.Try the Montauk Seafood with mussels, clams, squid, shrimp, coconut milk, and bamboo rice or the outstanding crispy rock shrimp.
There is a ferry service that takes tourists from Long Island to Martha's Vineyard, Block Island, and New London, Connecticut during the summer.
Fresh fish and seafood is the name of the game, but you can also get a pizza or a burger if that is what you are craving.
Don’t forget to go for cocktails at the Turtle Lounge located inside of the Lighthouse tower.
An easy walk to the bluffs provides breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, and two stairways lead to the 2,400 feet of beach where visitors can picnic or saltwater fish.
Elevated platforms provide even more spectacular views and opportunities for bird watching.