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Camp Hero State Park

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Address: Route 27, Montauk, NY
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This state park had a long history as a U.S. military facility.

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A place to stroll

Walkable any day. Either on trails which are better not in summer months due to ticks, or on the lightly traveled roads. Lovely ocean views from cliff overlooks. Can be busy on... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
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Montauk, NY
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Montauk, NY
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Walkable any day. Either on trails which are better not in summer months due to ticks, or on the lightly traveled roads. Lovely ocean views from cliff overlooks. Can be busy on weekends particularly during peak fishing season.

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

After a day of exploration in the Montauk area we decided to head to the bluffs to have a late lunch, watch the surfers and watch the sun set. Camp Hero has many areas to explore, trails to hike and picnic areas to gather. The bluffs at Camp Hero have eroded throughout the years but provide a wonderful viewing place... More 

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Coram, New York
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We hiked Battery 113 Road, which was cool. It was a little weird that about 100 yards into the trail you walked through a hole in the chain link fence. Don't worry folks, that's the trail. The trail is very very well marked in most places. You crossed over 6 wooden bridges (2 x 8s). Then you hit one of... More 

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Avon Lake, United States
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a good driving tour with sites to stop along the way. This was a great history tour of post world war 2 and cold war.It was very interesting to see the abandoned giant radar, 3 artillery batteries, and the military base.

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New York City, New York
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144 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

A gorgeous view to the East of the lighthouse. Pretty bluffs. Trails to explore. Easy parking (need an $8 permit per car). Not much shade anywhere - bring water and sunscreen!

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Thank Rich M
Lindenhurst, New York
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I originally was attracted by the fishing reviews (excellent by the way) but after hearing about the legends and rumors about the Air Force facility, I had to check it out. The old buildings have an ominous feel, especially after reading all the stories about experiments in esp, time travel and more. Sealed man hole covers are sprinkled throughout the... More 

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Thank John M
St Ives, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I first went here back when it still belonged to the federal government, and there were loads of signs saying it was illegal to visit. Back then, you could walk right into the radar building.(fenced off for years now.) They've made the place safer for the public, and you can see the old gun emplacements, the HUGE radar dish, and... More 

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Thank J B
New York City, New York
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101 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Believe it or not this camp actually was still in service until I believe the 70's keeping our shores safe. You can see the bunkers, etc and even walk down to the beach. VERY , VERY rocky and slippery. Remember if you climb down the dirt pathway, you will have to walk back up. Be very careful near the bluffs... More 

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Long Island, New York
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We rode our bikes around the park and found the history here to be fascinating and the views beautiful

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Long Island, New York
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196 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Decide to take a drive through and stop for a picnic lunch. Quiet location with a nice ocean view from the bluff but not much else.

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