If there’s no traffic then it’s about a two and a half hour drive from Manhattan to Montauk. And to everybody going there, it’s well worth the trip.¬†Montauk is on the easternmost part of the South Fork of Long Island, New York. It’s where New York State Route 27 ends. This can be especially true if you decide to take a detour or two along the way.¬†Although the beaches are beautiful, and the fishing is fine (Montauk’s the fishing capital of the world), a lot of people seem to end up, at one time or another, at the Montauk Point Lighthouse.


Montauk LightHouse New York

Montauk LightHouse New York

Montauk Light House

Aside from the surrounding natural beauty, where else can you visit a lighthouse that was under construction when George Washington was president? New York’s first lighthouse, completed in 1796, stands one hundred ten feet, six inches tall. And if you’re in the area – or offshore – at night you’ll see its beacons flashing every five seconds.

Tour the lighthouse on a clear day and you’ll be able to see Block Island, Rhode Island, as well as nearby Connecticut.



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