Montauk Point State Park
Deep Hollow Ranch
Deep Hollow Ranch allows visitors to admire its vast and awe-inspiring landscape while on horseback. It's the oldest ranch in the US and offers tours through its 3,000 acres of beaches and trails. Indulge in your cowboy fantasies as you enjoy the ranch's diverse terrain.
Camp Hero State Park
Most locals recommend going to Montauk during fall because of the good weather and reasonably sized crowds. Visiting during this season also allows you to choose among many accommodation options, as some of them are only open in fall. It's the best time to enjoy the sights and sounds of this lovely coastal town, and some travelers may never want to leave after experiencing the Montauk life. Because of its natural beauty and laid-back atmosphere, the town is actually gaining a reputation as a great place to live. Although for many, that remains a dream, especially because of how costly it can be to acquire a vacation home or residence given the high property taxes in New York State.
NYS transfer tax was tackled in a post by Yoreevo, which specified that there's a 0.4% tax rate regardless of the property's value. This goes on top of other charges like mansion tax and flip tax. There's also the fact that the median home price in Montauk is currently at $866/sq. ft., which is even higher than in the New York Metropolitan area ($269/sq. ft.). With such high rates and taxes, it's no wonder that mostly affluent families own properties in the coastal town. Normal folk are best left enjoying what Montauk can offer through vacations, especially because there are plenty of affordable options when it comes to tours and food, according to TimeOut Magazine. In fact, you don't need to spend a lot of money even on the town's best attractions, such as the lighthouse mentioned earlier, which costs $11 for adults and $4 for kids to enter.
To help vacationers cut down travel costs even further, Peterson Travel Pros previously shared some tips on how to score travel deals which can be useful for planning your holiday in Montauk.
By Jane Tolson, professional travel writer whose passion is in scuba diving and oceanography. She has been all over the world looking for the best dive sites and diving experiences."