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RECREATION: Sand Castle Contest at Hither Hills State Park, through 8/29
Thursday, July 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 amFREE
Thursdays: NY State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation plays host to a weekly sand castle contest at Hither Hills State Park which is open to all ages. Sand, water, and natural materials native to the beach are used to create sculptures. Prizes are awarded in several categories. Hither Hills State Park offers visitors scenic picnic areas and fireplaces, sport fishing, a sandy ocean beach, playing fields, a playground and a 189-site campground on the ocean. Anglers can fish year-round and obtain permits to fish at night. The unique “walking dunes” of Napeague Harbor are located on the eastern boundary of the park, which also has woodlands filled with Russian olive, oak, shad and pine trees. Bridle paths and hiking, nature, biking and cross-country ski trails are available.Please Note: Motor homes, pop-ups and trailers are not allowed in the parking lot Friday, Saturday & Sunday.