More Park Facilities Reopen During May 2013
Watch Hill and Sailors Haven marinas open May 10. Limited ferry service from Sayville to Sailors Haven resumes May 13 and ferries from Patchogue to Watch Hill start on May 18. Remaining park facilities to reopen by May 25, 2013. More »
During the summer, park staff offer a variety of activities and programs for children. Kids of all ages can join in the fun!
Pick up a copy of the Summer Program Guide or check bulletin boards to see what programs are currently offered.
Check out the aquaria at the Fire Island-based visitor centers. Join a seining demonstration or canoeing program (swimmers only).
Learn more about the resources and wonders of Fire Island National Seashore.
Explore Your Park!
A variety of special programs at Fire Island National Seashore help kids and their families explore the park.
You can join a weekly seining program, Catch of the Day, to discover the common marine life in the Great South Bay. This program is offered during the summer at Watch Hill and Sailors Haven.
Sign up for a weekly Ranger-Guided Canoe Trip at Watch Hill. All equipment is provided, but participants must be able to swim. (Children under age 6 are not permitted on this program.)
Explore the ancient maritime forest on a daily Sunken Forest Tour at Sailors Haven.
Children's Seaside Stories and Crafts are offered weekly at each visitor center during the summer and monthly throughout the year.
The Fire Island Lighthouse provides activities especially for kids, with additional programs offered during local school breaks.
Junior Ranger Workshops and activities are also offered throughout the year.
Check the Calendar of Events for a complete list of scheduled activities.
See what programs are scheduled to happen when you plan to visit!
Watch for National Park Week activities each April!
Did You Know?
You can hike into New York State's only federally-designated wilderness area on Fire Island. Day trips into the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness provide an opportunity to sample the sensation of being miles away from civilization. More...