Suffolk County, the easternmost in the State of New York, is home to some of the most pristine beaches on the East Coast. Never a dull moment in Suffolk, there are bountiful things to do from hiking the dunes on Fire Island to wine touring the North Fork to traveling out the Montauk Lighthouse. The communities in Suffolk are packed with charming main streets, world class shopping and gourmet dining. Looking for a change of pace? Check out the many nature preserves and protected land among county borders or take a drive out east to explore the world-famous Hamptons. Whether you are looking for 5th Avenue shopping or a quiet retreat, you can find it in Suffolk County. With some of the largest school districts in the state, Suffolk takes education quite seriously. Each district pays special attention to the state standards and student achievement reflects this dedication. The outstanding teachers, administrators and staff make this county a delight to live, learn and grow in.