• 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

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  • Pet Restrictions in Effect March 15 through Labor Day

    Dogs/other pets (except for service animals) are not allowed in the wilderness or on any of Fire Island's federally owned oceanfront beaches from March 15 through Labor Day to help protect threatened and endangered beach-nesting shorebirds. More »

  • Backcountry Camping Permit and Access Procedures

    Reservations for required permits must be obtained through www.recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Watch Hill or points west, and involve a 1½ to 8 mile hike. More »

  • Attention Watch Hill Ferry Passengers

    Due to channel conditions, delay or cancellation of ferry service between Patchogue and Watch Hill may occur. For updated ferry schedule information, please call 631-475-1665.

Event Details

  • 02/01/2014

    Location: Fire Island National Seashore William Floyd Estate | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Fee Information: Free Contact Phone Number: 631-399-2030

 The winter woods are so very different from the growing season. It appears as if everything is quiet and asleep yet buds are slowly swelling and hardy animals are out and about. Take a 2-mile guided walk to look for signs of winter wildlife, see snowbirds and explore plants without their leaves and flowers.