Montauk, Suffolk County, Long Island, NY
777 acres


Hither Hills State Park, Hither Woods Preserve, and Lee Koppelman Nature Preserve are adjacent preserve areas north of the Montauk Highway between Napeague and the Village of Montauk. It is found off of Montauk Highway; directly east of Hither Hills State Park.


1986 -- Suffolk County asks The Nature Conservancy to act as its negotiator in the purchase of 1,334 acres in Montauk's Hither Woods, the second largest privately-owned property in the Town of East Hampton. With assistance and financial aid from TNC, the northern 567 acres are purchased in 1986 in the first acquisition involving three governments: New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Suffolk County and the Town of East Hampton.

1988 -- the Conservancy acquires the remaining 777 acres at Hither Woods on behalf of Suffolk County. Jointly owned by the State, the County and the Town, both Hither Woods tracts are adjacent to Hither Hills State Park, bringing the entire parkland assemblage to 3,005 acres.


large maritime grassland