19 Aug '11, 10pm

A great frugal travel piece with a nice dig at the Hamptons on the Times's Dot Earth blog by @revkin:

Andrew C. Revkin The beach at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk, N.Y., after a rainstorm. I owe an apology to regular readers — and comment contributors — on having Dot Earth go silent for the past week without hanging out a “Gone Fishing” (and camping and swimming) sign. In what has become an annual tradition for a batch of friends from Philipstown, N.Y. — we were camping behind the dunes, and almost entirely off the Internet and power grid, at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk, N.Y. The park, like so many other state, county and local preserves and public spaces, is proof that one doesn’t need a lot of money to reconnect with natural landscapes and seascapes. Even when times are tight, or perhaps especially then, it’s vital to invest in and maintain public spaces that can be utilized by all citizens, rich or poor. What’s your favorite? Campers nearby were sanitation wo...

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