• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

For Kids

Ranger leads kids on a boardwalk
 

A variety of special programs at Fire Island National Seashore help kids and their families explore the park.

Summer Programs

  • Join a weekly seining program, Catch of the Day, to discover the common marine life in the Great South Bay. This program is offered at Watch Hill and Sailors Haven.
  • Check out a Junior Ranger Beach Naturalist program July 5-August 30, Saturdays at 2:00 pm at Sailors Haven (631-597-6183) and Watch Hill (631-597-6455).
  • Explore the ancient maritime forest on a daily Sunken Forest Tour at Sailors Haven.

Year-Round Programs

  • Become an official Junior Ranger at Lighthouse or Wilderness Visitor Center
  • Visit our park partner, Fire Island Lighthouse, for a variety of family-friendly and educational programs.
  • Check the Schedule of Events for a complete list of Junior Ranger and family activities.


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